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Artistic rendition of one of the pre-fab net zero homes, Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Net Zero Community in Calgary, Alberta

...Homes Inc. In Calgary Alberta, In partnership with Brookfield Residential Properties, has just started construction on a community of 27 net zero homes , the fi...

LEED for homes rating system.
LEED Homes

What is LEED?

...Homes Canada was developed in 2009, and applies to single-family homes and low-rise multi-family units up to 3 stories. Midrise residential buildings of 4 to 9 ...

House built by Matthew Smith of Mapleridge Homes
LEED Homes

LEED comes to the gatineau hills

...homes. Lots will range from 1 to 2.5 acres, and have been laid out specifically for the passive solar orientation of homes. All lots will include deeded acces...

Net Zero Homes - Canada's first certified Net Zero House in BC
Green building certifications

The first Net Zero-labelled homes in Canada

...homes, as well as deliver the required training for building significantly more energy efficient homes. Building science training is mandatory for participati...

LEED Platinum Prefab Home Kits
LEED Homes

LEED Platinum Pre-fab Homes

...homes are a very credible option for high performance home construction. When it comes to high efficiency sustainable housing , until recently prefab homes di...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

All about green home certification programs & rating systems for USA & Canada

...Homes: ENERGY STAR promotes guidelines for energy efficiency in new homes resulting in homes that are at least 20% more efficient than homes built to provinci...

Radon Mitigation - Installing a radon evacuation stack in a slab floor
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Mitigating radon gas in homes

...homes and has serious health effects . Reducing radon gas in homes is cheap and easy with a slab floor barrier with proper sealing at junctions and evacuation s...

Durability Risk Evaluation Form
LEED Homes

Durability Risk Evaluation Form

...homes will face many similar issues, but may have greatly differing ones as well. This can be due to building design, sun exposure, soil conditions, material ch...

Ottawa Coach House
Tiny house

Ottawa now allows backyard coach homes

...homes only. No rooftop patios are allowed. Water and sewage for secondary homes must be shared with the primary home. Coach homes cannot be built if the main ho...

Why build LEED?
LEED Homes

Why build LEED?

...homes sell for approximately 8% higher than non-certified homes and spend less time on the market. The ecological necessity to build more sustainable homes is...

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