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Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

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

...Green Home certification... To view a selection of North America's best Green Homes, see here , and l earn more about energy-efficient home upgrades , and Gre...

The LEED Platinum Beachaus II in Vancouver, BC
LEED Homes

The Canada Green Building Council (CAGBC) Measures the Environmental Benefit of the LEED Certification Program.

...green roofs, or an area the size of 66 NHL hockey rinks. Green roofs reduce the urban heat island effect, reduce building energy demands, provide urban green sp...

Bullfrog clean power
Renewable energy

Bullfrog Power makes clean renewable energy available to all of us.

...green electricity (or gas) has been injected onto the energy system as their customers have used. By voluntarily paying a premium for green energy, you are cr...

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Healthy indoor air quality

Removing dust and moisture from homes

...energy consumption involved, as heating moist air requires significantly more energy than heating dry air. To further protect the air quality in your home, ch...

Wind farm
Wind power

Storing power from wind farms

...energy that is often dumped from wind farms at off-peak hours, and to be able to ramp up the supply instantly with stored green energy. ”We have a lot of ener...

LEED for homes rating system.
LEED Homes

What is LEED?

...Energy and Environmental Design) is an internationally recognized rating system for commercial buildings and homes administered by the CaGBC (Canada Green Build...

HERD Home energy rating disclosure
Grants and incentives

Ontario's Home Energy Rating and Disclosure plan (HERD) is great news for home buyers

...Energy Transparency Coalition: The Home Energy Transparency Coalition comprises the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance, Ontario Home Builders Association, Clea...

Green homes climate change
Lifestyle and environment

Green buildings are better situated to handle climate extremes

...green building industry’s long-standing focus on reducing greenhouse gases through energy efficiency and renewable/low-carbon energy supplies. "Every building...

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 Home Building Guide pages and l earn more about energy-efficient home upgrades , and Green building certification programs such as LEED for Homes , Passiv...

the installation of a LucidPipe power generator via Lucid Energy
Micro-hydroelectric

Portland, Oregon will Soon Generate Hydroelectric Power in Water Pipes Under City Streets.

...energy that can be harnessed from moving water is leading to some impressive technological advances. The latest is from Lucid Energy, which has developed a ...

Net Zero Energy home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Net Zero Energy house in Edmonton, Alberta

...energy throughout the year as they consume. Net Zero Energy home © Effect Home Builders Technology in the Three Belgravia Green Homes:...

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