Green building / Guides

The Bubeneč Gardens Residence in Praque is an inspiring collection of
LEED Homes

Canada Green Building Council Leadership Awards

...Green Building Council (CaGBC) recognizes individuals and organizations who have made a significant contribution to the CaGBC’s mission and goals in advancing green building in Canada. The Leadership Awards categories are as follows: The Academic Leadership Award The Emerging Green Builder Leadership Award Th...

CaGBC, LEED green building trends
LEED Homes

New report shows Canadian green building market growing steadily with owners seeing strong benefits from building green.

...green. Survey respondents also recognized that building green is key to the creation of high performing buildings. 62% of the building owners, architects and contractors surveyed considered having a higher-quality building as an important benefit of green building. 73% of the firms that use a green building r...

Off-grid LEED Gold house in Low, Quebec
LEED Homes

Canada Ranks as the top country for LEED green building for second year in a row

...Green Schools. About the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building program, robust e...

Suzlon's LEED Platinum wind power living laboratory in India
Lifestyle and environment

Green Building is accelerating around the world

...Green Building Council and the U.S. Green Building Council, partnered to launch a study to help understand the trends in world green building today and how they have changed since 2008 when the first global green study was conducted by McGraw-Hill Construction (Global Green Building SmartMarket Report, 2008). This new ...

Lockeport Beach House
Real estate

Lockeport Beach House wins Canadian Green Building award

...building that speaks to a different way of living in harmony with the environment. Within a protected cove along the south shore of Nova Scotia, at the end of a stretch of sand, a river empties out into the sea. Time and tides have created a one-kilometre forested sandbar on which this beach house lightly sits. Despi...

Habitat workers raise a wall at the the Red River Ex June 2011
LEED Homes

The Canada Green Building Council announces affordable green housing program

...green building certification program, which addresses homes as well as a broad range of other building types. The first project to take advantage of the Affordable Green Housing Program is the Sir Sam Steele project, a group of 32 homes that have been built by Habitat for Humanity Manitoba with the assistance of loca...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

Find out what's trending in 2020 for Green Home Construction

...green building techniques here : How to design a home that uses less energy Future-proof building techniques for a changing climate Resilient design features for new home construction Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide pages

Building Green Homes on a Budget is Possible - Our top tips
Planning and Design

Top tips for planning and building a green home on a budget

...building Network where everyone wins. tm Now you know more about the top tips for planning and building a green sustainable home on a budget successfully... Find more pages about sustainable and resilient green building techniques here : How to stay on budget when building a home Finding green b...

Skygarden House home renovation in Toronto, Canadian Green Building winner
Real estate

This beautiful Renovation in Toronto is a Canadian Green Building Award Winner

...building envelope , triple glazing , and mechanical ventilation with energy recovery aid in minimizing space-conditioning requirements. The Passive solar and ambient cooling design, warm in winter, cool in summer Green space is increased with the installation of green roofs , each with its...

Is EPS foam eco-friendly? Exterior home insulation rigid foam panels
Insulation and soundproofing

Does plastic foam or Styrofoam insulation have a place in green building?

...Green Building Guide pages . Which rigid foam insulation panels to use where - Polyiso v EPS v Styrofoam & alternatives Compare the carbon footprint of wood v steel vs. concrete buildings Why building a green sustainable home is the most affordable option The best resilient design features for n...

Green building certifications

Got a Green Home You Want to Show Off? Nominate Yourself for an Award.

...Green Building Awards recognize excellence in the design and execution of Canadian residential and non-residential buildings of all types, including new construction, existing buildings, renovations and interior design projects. CATEGORIES There are two main categories: Residential projects that fall within Par...