How to design a green home / Guides

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

Passive solar home construction

...atural shading in the summer. See more about Solar Batteries, how to store passive solar heat , Passive House Design & Certification in Canada or America , or...

What is a Free Home Energy Audit Canada?
Grants and incentives

Free home energy audits in Canada

...alls and a hard hat, grab a clip board and get into character because its always wise to take a close look around your house to make sure all is in order. Findi...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

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

...al assistance is available. Built Green (Alberta, B.C., and Ontario): Originally developed by the Alberta Home Builder’s Association, Built Green is a Canad...

Home construction
How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals

Hiring professionals or doing it yourself

...available funds. 2. Finding a general contractor: Sadly there are not a ton of general contractors that are truly committed and specialize in ecological hom...

How to plan and budget for home renovations and new builds
Concept and design

Important tips for a successful build or renovation

...to the last minute as product availability can be a problem at times, and even more so with higher quality materials that aren’t usually available at the averag...

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 greener...

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 into t...

Concept and design

How to stay on budget when building a home

...about your business and what drives you . PR - I became aware at a very young age of the global environmental challenges we face as a society. I was raised to...

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...

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

The first Net Zero-labelled homes in Canada

...abelled Homes in Canada The first home in Canada to receive the CHBA’s Net Zero label is located in Saanich, BC . Designed by Ryan Hoyt and built by Falcon He...

Efficient green home design choices
Concept and design

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...