How to build a green home / Guides

Tips for finding a reliable green home builder
How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals

How to choose a home-building contractor

...ance builders love, it's to show off their handywork and to talk about the design details that make all the difference in a Green home build. Ask potential cand...

Concept, design and architecture

How to stay on budget when building a home similar in design, performance and material selection, it was more realistic to do a ballpark estimate of building costs by square foot. Today, with all the ...

Yukon's first LEED certified home
LEED Homes

The Yukon's First LEED Certified Home

...amount of baseboard heaters. So the cost to build this home actually came in under market rates for a comparable sized home. After a year of occupancy, wha...

How to Build a Passive Solar Home with EcoHome, the Green Building Resource
Passive solar home design

Passive solar home construction

...about Solar Batteries, or how to store passive solar heat here To read more about Passive House Design & Certification in Canada or America see here , or for sp...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

All about green home certification programs & rating systems for USA & Canada created in the early 80’s by the Canadian Home Builders' Association and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). R-2000 is a government run program that encourages...

Slab on grade for a Passive Solar LEED Home insulated by Rockwool © Ecohome
Insulation and soundproofing

Insulating below slab-on-grade floors

...a Green Home home here . We are so accustomed to a house having a basement that the idea of building a slab-on-grade creates an instant sense of fear and d...

Home construction
How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals

Hiring professionals or doing it yourself

...all or partially by yourself, if there is an aspect that you are really not familiar with, you can always find a subcontractor on your own to get past intimidat...

Passive House on a Budget - The Damn Near Passive house
Passive House

The Un-certified but 'Damn Near' Passive House. the heating and cooling is largely passive. To achieve this, homes have to be designed to take advantage of the free heat available from the sun, and heavily...

Green homes climate change
Lifestyle and environment

Green buildings are better situated to handle climate extremes

...Architecture and Urban Planning released a landmark report Feb. 29 that describes how green buildings advance resiliency in disasters. “Green Building and Clima...

Efficient green home design choices
Concept, design and architecture

Efficient home design, or how to design a home to use less energy

...and to excavate, less materials to manufacture and ship, less space to heat, less space to cool, less taxes to pay, less to clean. And they are always cheaper t...

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

Sustainable building practices create prosperous communities water is used compared to an average Australian building and less waste ends up in landfill. Ms Madew commented: "But green buildings are not just goo...