Green materials / Guides

Green building certifications

Powerhouse: the new standard for positive energy design

...Green Home Rating systems in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages .

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

...Materials Brands : Maxi Forest, white cedar coating Ideal roof, metal cladding Maçonnex, metal coating Non-toxic materials for walls & ceilings Materi...

LEED Platinum home certification FAQ
LEED Homes

LEED Certification for Homes - Frequently Asked Questions

...materials? There are no LEED certified materials, only buildings can be certified . There are certain products that can help earn LEED points by having passed...

Siding Choices - Board and batten siding
Exterior cladding

Choosing the right exterior siding for fitting, cost comparisons & appearance

...materials are relatively abundant; fairly resistant to fire. Cons of stucco: Concrete is highly polluting and energy intensive in its production; poor resista...

Built to ENDURE: the Net Zero Heat Kenogami House
Efficient home design

The Kenogami House: designed to ENDURE

...Green Building , GreenSpec and recently the Resilient Design Institute . The following is a brief description of his vision, and the steps our team took as de...

Sustainably built Prefabricated Tiny houses from FabCab
Tiny house

Tiny Houses: The FabCab prefabricated building WA

...greenmaterials , and healthy indoor air quality . A number of additions can be made to increase the sustainability factor once the FabCab is on site, includ...

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,...

Earthship in Taos, New Mexico, shame they don't work in cold climates
Concept and design

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...greenhouse gases. The only way choosing XPS foam over other types of insulation will make the planet greener is by helping frozen tundra come back to life. Fo...

Net Zero Energy Home ZNE in Edmonton Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Award winning Net Zero house in Edmonton Alberta Leads the Way

...materials were hand sorted and brought to a recycling depot. New high performance building materials : Fibreglass-framed windows All MDF (medium density...

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 ...