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Students at New Frontiers School Board to build LEED home to be donate
LEED Homes

Quebec carpentry students to build LEED house for Habitat for Humanity

...fordable to build and operate. Ordinarily, a Habitat for Humanity house has a family picked out before construction begins - not so in this case. This poses an additional challenge for the teachers during the design process, but one that will be another excellent learning experience for their students. When Habitat...

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

...Habitat for Humanity Manitoba with the assistance of local LEED Canada for Homes Provider prairieHOUSE Performance, Inc. The homes feature innovative environmental aspects, including an exceptional building envelope designed for maximum insulation and air tightness, drain water heat recovery, and high performance hea...

The LEED Platinum infill house in Toronto
Real estate

Farnham Avenue House

...Habitat for Humanity’. Trees/shrubs were transplanted to neighbours during demolition and construction. Over 80% of demolition building waste, such as masonry, lumber, metalwork, and gypsum plaster, was recycled. The site also needed careful attention to prevent erosion during construction, and plans were made early ...

Recycled building materials
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Where to buy and sell used building materials

...for 'buy used building materials', along with your region. Here are some sites we have found that seem to offer their services across the country, if you know of others that you have had success with, please make mention in the comments section below. Renoback.ca Salvex.com Habitat for Humanity Restore Read...

Hawaii Preparatory Academy Energy Laboratory
Living Building Challenge

What is the Living Building Challenge?

...for agriculture appropriate to its scale and density using the Floor Area Ratio (FAR) as a basis for calculation. 3) Habitat exchange: For each hectare of development, an equal amount of land away from the project site must be set aside in perpetuity as part of a habitat exchange. 4) Car-free living: The projec...

net zero energy home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Natural Resources Canada launches net zero energy pilot project

...Habitat for Humanity Manitoba Winnipeg, MB www.habitat.mb.ca Habitat Studio & Workshop Ltd. Edmonton, AB www.habitat-studio.com Insightful Healthy Homes Inc. Vancouver, BC www.insightful.ca K&P Contracting St Johns, NL www.kp.nf.ca Slingshot Residential Incorporated Regina, SK ...