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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...

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. ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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