Green materials / Guides

Low Carbon Concrete - Lowering the Carbon Footprint of Eco Homes
Concrete and masonry

Low-carbon concrete by CarbonCure Canada - lowering the carbon footprint of buildings

...green" cement at last? One of the most essential and commonly-used building materials in home construction, commercial buildings and city infrastructure is ...

LEED Homes

Getting Started

...Green Raters are unable to confirm that work or materials have meet requirements. c) A completed durability risk assessment form outlining possible durability...

Metal roof with solar panels
Roof coverings

How to choose roofing materials

...Green roofs- intensive and extensive: Green roof © Ecohome An intensive green roof, also known as a ‘rooftop garden’ refers to planting areas that have ...

UBC's Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability
LEED Homes

UBC Lab Exceeds LEED Platinum becoming one of North America's greenest buildings

...green roof courtyard © Don Erhardt CIRS will be an international centre for research, partnership and action on sustainability issues, including green building ...

Hemp fibreboard and Hemp insulation - the Green Building choice
Wood and organic materials

Hemp building supplies

...materials not only reduces the risk of exposure to VOCs in the home, it amounts to a reduction in the manufacturing of toxic synthetic materials, thus protectin...

Vancouver's first laneway house
Tiny house

Vancouver 's laneway house movement is increasing urban density

...greenhouse gas emissions and urban sprawl. That translates directly into cleaner air, more green space, and a genuine step towards limiting the impact of urban ...

Passive solar house design
Passive solar home design

Passive solar home design

...materials there that will absorb thermal radiation. Darker materials with heavy mass like concrete, stone or brick will absorb the most heat. For walls you can ...

Efficient home design

Phase change building materials - natural heat storage in buildings

...materials (PCMs) and how they can be incorporated into buildings to improve energy-efficiency by harnessing a naturally-occurring physical reality, 'the melting...

LEED Canada on the rise
LEED Homes

LEED Canada shows strong growth during summer of 2015 including first LEED® v4 certified project

...GreenGuard certified and recycled from old location, carpets are made from recycled materials, and the Credit Union is committed to promoting sustainability in ...

Multi Unit Passive House design Vancouver Island BC
Passive House

The North Park Passive House on Vancouver Island, BC

...Green Building Guides - North America's favorite Sustainable & Green Building Resource First published by our print affiliate Ecohouse Magazine. The author,...

Marmoleum is a non-toxic eco choice for flooring
Flooring and stairs

Marmoleum: a healthy and durable flooring option.

...green consumers because it’s made from materials that are natural and renewable. The main ingredient is linseed oil, which gives linoleum its name. Linseed oi...