How to design a green home / Guides

Concept, design and architecture

How to stay on budget when building a home

...an integrated design process proves to be invaluable. Many designers will tell you that you have to make plans first and then select a general contractor. ...

Green homes climate change
Lifestyle and environment

Green buildings are better situated to handle climate extremes

...ainability USA. Craig Fugate, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, spoke at the National Press Club as part of the event and emphasized the...

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...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

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

...as 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...

Real estate

Real estate

...Green space: being close to parks and waterways Soil conditions and topography to avoid flooding Stay away from flood plains Backyard privacy and gr...

Choosing a home and neighbourhood
Real estate

Shopping for a home? Some tips for finding the right house and neighbourhood

...Green space: Being close to parks and water ways Soil conditions and topography to avoid flooding Stay away from flood plains Backyard privacy and g...

Waste management

How to dispose of Construction waste responsibly

...ate pre-fabricated wall solutions because factory assembly can ensure a high quality and material conservation. Avoiding drywalling over planned window area...

Passive solar home design
Passive solar home design

Passive solar home design

...total energy consumed by humans. A passive solar house is simply one that has been designed to take advantage of that. Passive solar heating is yet an...

Skygarden House home renovation in Toronto earns Canadian Green Buildi
Real estate

The Skygarden House renovation in Toronto wins 2016 Canadian Green Building Award

...a small urban lot in Toronto transformed a leaky old house into a highly efficient three-storey home; one that takes advantage of active sustainable systems int...

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

...ase the teachers are looking to create a versatile house ready for easy transformation, universal access, healthy indoor air quality , easy maintenance and comf...

Net Zero Energy Home ZNE in Edmonton Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Award winning Net Zero house in Edmonton Alberta Leads the Way

...as that all mechanical equipment had to be simple, locally accessible and able to be installed by local trades people. A secondary suite was integrated int...

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