Green construction / Guides

Radiant floor tube installation
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

DIY radiant floor tubing installation video

...construction step by step , Raft slabs for building on soft soils , and anything else about sustainable green home construction in Ecohome's green building guide pages.

Commercial Living green roof on the Helen Schuler Nature centre
Roof coverings

Living green roofs: the secrets to success

...green roof produces its own food Use your kitchen waste as compost to grow food in a backyard lasagna garden Find more about green home construction in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages - also, learn more about the benefits of a free Ecohome Network Membership here . Project credits: Gree...

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...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

All about green home certification programs & rating systems for USA & Canada

...Green home." LEED for Homes: Originating in the USA, LEED is currently the most prolific green building rating system and stands for; Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design - created by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). To quote the U.S Office of Federal Environmental Executive, “green building’ is de...

Canada one of the top 10 countries building LEED homes
LEED Homes

The top 10 countries outside the U.S. certifying buildings with the LEED rating system

...construction, operations and maintenance of green buildings. To date, project teams in more than 140 countries and territories have implemented LEED in their building projects, taking advantage of its global, regional and local applicability to create structures that mitigate greenhouse gas emissions; create healthier ...

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...

custom kitchen renovation by River Woodworks
Kitchens

Formaldehyde-Free Green Kitchen cabinetry for a Non-toxic Home - Price Comparisons

...green no longer comes with the financial sacrifice it used to. What makes kitchen cabinets green? Countertops aside (and we suggest you consider making a Green Countertop choice here too - ISO 14044, Greenguard and USGBC LEED points qualifying is a great idea), there are three main materials that will determine the...

Artistic rendition of the 2000 square foot sustainable home being buil
Living Building Challenge

Taking the Living Building Challenge

...green home construction, the Endeavour Centre will have an entirely sustainable home to sell, and the students that built it will have certification in green building. Expected to cost $250,000 to complete and cost about 15% over market value, this house will be more than worth the cost when you see (or don’t see) your...

Tips for finding a reliable green home builder
How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals

How to choose a home-building contractor

...Green Builder? It’s not common to find a reliable ‘green home listing’ or ‘green pages’ in specific regions, so choosing a quality general contractor with experience building efficient homes can be tricky. Here are some tips of where to look, what to look for, and what to avoid. First, start with an internet search...

The Affordable Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab 2 Bed kit home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab 2 bed kit home

...green home build Resilient design features for new home construction Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide or to learn more about the benefits of a free Ecohome Network Membership, see here .

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab tiny house kit home
Tiny house

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab tiny house kit home

...green home build Resilient design features for new home construction Are shipping container homes good or bad? Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide or to learn more about the benefits of a free Ecohome Network Membership, see here .