Green roofs / Guides

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

Living green roofs: the secrets to success

...Green Roofs are A Collaborative endeavour: Green roofs are technically complex building systems , requiring collaboration between architects, structural engin...

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...

Flooded streets impervious surfaces - Calgary Alberta
Rainwater Collection & Watering

Rainwater management and water-permeable surfaces

...Green roofs for example, can retain much of the water that falls on them. A green roof (specifically flat ones) can add green space to an otherwise bland conc...

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 ...

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

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

...Green space is increased with the installation of green roofs and the replacement of the paved backyard with a plant-filled oasis. Through careful spatial org...

Ice dam
Roof assemblies - renovation

What causes ice dams and how to fix them

...roofs, letting water penetrate and cause damage to the interior of walls and roofs. When snow melts on a roof it runs down until it meets the unheated bottom ed...

Mineral wool insulation in roof by Rockwool - LEED Platinum V4
Roof assemblies - new construction

Mineral wool insulation in roofs by Rockwool

Mineral wool roof insulation used to best effect: Watch more Green Building Video Guides on the EcoHome YouTube Channel here The Ecohome's Edelweiss Hous...

Aerial view of The Earth Rangers Centre (CNW Group/Earth Rangers)
LEED Homes

The Earth Rangers Retrofit a rEED Gold building and earn LEED Platinum

...green roofs The LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance rating system focuses on measured performance of the building, and requires participants...

Passive House design Vancouver
Passive House

The city of Vancouver is actively promoting Passive House construction

...green roofs to moderate indoor temperatures and mitigate the heat-island effect • interior design and the use of thermal mass to facilitate passive-heating st...

Solar thermal collectors

Product of the month: Solar water heater with overheating protection

...roofs have a pitch between 4/12 and 6/12 (18.4° - 26.6°), and within those parameters the panels are best mounted flush to the sloped roof deck on the most sout...

Frost in attic
Roof assemblies - renovation

Why is there frost in my attic?

...roofs aren't prone to panic attacks, by that logic they should be fine for a bit too. Ceiling air barriers: Lastly, you should try to deal with any air leak...

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