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. ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

All about green home rating systems

...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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Award winning Net Zero house in Edmonton

...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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Concept, design and architecture

Efficient home design

...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...

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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...

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