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House built by Matthew Smith of Mapleridge Homes
LEED Homes

LEED comes to the gatineau hills

...Home designs will begin at 1,600 square feet for $288,900 (plus lot and taxes), a size and price that keeps them easily competitive with conventionally built homes for purchase price. When it comes to operational costs though, these homes will likely leave the competition far behind. “We are aiming for at least Gold,...

Why build LEED?
LEED Homes

Why build LEED?

...home? It's a great way to distinguish yourself from competitors. Having built a LEED certified home gives you credibility with future clients, whether they choose to certify their homes or not. Homebuyers are increasingly asking about health issues and operational costs when making home purchases. LEED Certified home...

The LEED rating system
LEED Homes

The LEED rating system

...home’s operational systems, as well as provide homeowners with the completed LEED checklist and accompanying paperwork, including manuals on all home systems. Once all of the prerequisites are met, the LEED rating system is a fairly adaptable process. Modest sized homes are encouraged, but larger homes can meet certi...

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

...home[email protected] or 1-866-941-1184. Check out our Green Home Building Guide pages and l earn more about energy-efficient home upgrades , and Green building certification programs such as LEED for Homes , Passive House , Net Zero labelled homes that may make your home qualify for tax rebates and incentives .

Free Energy Audits, Net Zero Home Grants & Interest Free Home Renovation Loans
Grants and incentives

0% loans & Grants for Green Home Renovations & Construction - A Boost for Canadians in 2020

...home energy-efficiency has a multitude of benefits, with the most notable being that you get a more energy-efficient home that saves you money . An energy-efficient home is a more durable home, a durable home lasts longer, requires less maintenance and has a higher resale value. What homeowner wouldn’t applaud their go...

Passively-heated off-grid LEED Gold home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid living blog part 6 - energy modeling projections and real performance

...home. See post 1 of the off-grid homes blog here, the overview . or post 2 in the off-grid homes blog here covering design and construction choices . or here see post 3 in the off grid homes blog about off grid power generation and here see post 4 all about off-grid heating systems and for part 5, all about off-grid ho...

Cambrian Black Granite
Kitchens

Granite counter tops

...home construction, check out the Ecohome Green building guide, North America's trusted resource on green home building

FSC certified wood carries the FSC certification labels
Wood and organic materials

All about FSC certified lumber & wood products - Why FSC certification is important

...homes Which is better, OSB or plywood - for roofs, walls and floors? The best lumber choices for wood frame construction of homes How to sustainably dispose of construction waste Where to find FSC certified products locally Find more about green home construction in the Ecohome Green Build...

Off grid, passively heated and cooled house in the Gatineau Hills, Que
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off grid living blog, part 2: passively heated, this house in Quebec aims for LEED certification

...certification through the CaGBC, and this is how they went about it. This is the second piece in a blog series written by Craig Anderson as he documents the design and construction of an off-grid LEED Gold passively-heated home. See post 1 of the off-grid homes blog here . or post 3 in the off-grid homes blog here . ...

Shipping Container Homes in a Warm Climate might be a good option
Tiny house

Beautiful shipping container homes - Tiny Houses in warm climates

...homes for cold climates Are shipping container homes good or bad? All about Tiny Houses & Laneway Homes Ontario clarifies building-code for permits for laneway homes & legal Tiny Houses in Toronto Tips for a successful green home build Resilient design features for new home construction ...

Grants and incentives

Green building financial incentives

...home upgrades , and Green building certification programs such as Net Zero labelled homes , LEED for Homes and Passive House that may help you qualify for incentives, or the Investor Ready Energy Efficiency (IREE) certification , all in the Ecohome green building guide pages .