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Off-grid LEED Gold house in Low, Quebec
LEED Homes

Canada Ranks as the top country for LEED green building for second year in a row

...home upgrades and other Green building certification programs such as Net Zero labelled homes and Passive House that may make your home qualify for tax rebates and incentives , all in the Ecohome green building guide pages .

LEED Silver mid-rise in Gatineau, QC.
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Sustainable building practices create prosperous communities

...rating patient recovery rates, improving worker productivity and slashing energy bills. These claims were made ahead of last month's World Green Building Week, an annual event that brings together sustainable development leaders from all over the globe. The aim of the event is to demonstrate how sustainable build...

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home is affordably Close
Planning and Design

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home gets affordably Close

...homes . Find more pages about sustainable construction and how to reduce emissions on the pages below and in the EcoHome Green Building Guide pages . Take a closer look at the range of prefab eco homes available here If an affordable prefab Rancher style eco homes on one level are more suitable, see here fo...

Wood pellet stoves that don't need electric ideal for off grid operation
Wood stove and biomass heat

These wood pellet stoves for off-grid heating don't need electric to operate

...home stays cleaner by not bringing in dirt and hibernating bugs. Wood burning stoves and fireplaces do still add ambiance to any home, making it frankly more "homely", so If you do want a wood burning stove or chimney insert & need to know how to size them or choose the most efficient, see here . If your main motiv...