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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

...indoor air quality , easy maintenance and comfort, all in one affordable little package. Their other big challenge is Quebec union building laws. Unlike most other provinces, to get on a building site in Quebec you need to be certified and part of a union, two things their students are not. So the majority of this wo...

Water efficient Boulevard FloWise toilet from American Standard
Bathrooms

Efficient toilets for LEED homes

...indoor water use in a home , so toilets that carry the EPA WaterSense® label are a great place to start looking . Then comes the choice of either single flush or dual flush- it's a bit of a toss up but in the end we chose to go with single flush models, because when human nature is factored in you aren’t always guarant...

Top Tips for Getting a House Ready for Winter
Wall assemblies - renovation

Winter preparation for your home - are you ready for the cold?

...indoor humidity a bigger concern. Warm moist indoor air will condense on any cold surface it can find, as well as find any path to the outside, and it will deposit water inside your walls in the process. Keeping moisture levels down (40% RH or lower) is your first line of defence, but here are some things to watch fo...

LEED Platinum Prefab Home Kits
LEED Homes

LEED Platinum Pre-fab Homes

...Indoor contaminants were kept to a minimum by installing formaldehyde-free solid wood cabinets and zero VOC paints and finishes. Some other features that this home includes are: HEPA filtered air exchanger Low-E fiberglass framed windows In-floor radiant heating Air-to-water heat exchange system as principa...

Passive House design Vancouver
Passive House

The city of Vancouver is actively promoting Passive House construction

...indoor temperatures and mitigate the heat-island effect • interior design and the use of thermal mass to facilitate passive-heating strategies • climate specific design: insulation, waterproofing, soundproofing, air barriers and vapour control • high efficiency windows • natural and mechanical ventilation Tra...

Canada one of the top 10 countries building LEED homes
LEED Homes

The top 10 countries outside the U.S. certifying buildings with the LEED rating system

...indoor environments for workers, students and community members; and lower utility bills for building owners through reduced energy and water use. The ranking of the top 10 countries for LEED outside of the U.S. is based on cumulative gross square meters (GSM) of space certified to LEED in each nation as of April 201...

The importance of Cleaning HRV intakes
HRV and ERV

How to keep your HRV clean and operating efficiently

...indoor air quality. To read more about the importance of Air Quality in Homes - see here , to read more about how to choose between a HRV & ERV ventilation system - see here , both from the EcoHome Green Building Guides , on North America's favorite green building website , EcoHome.net.

The Fun Box
Tiny house

The Fun Box! Solar, wind and human powered luxury living

...indoor and outdoor living space © Le Vertendre A huge bay window gives you an incomparable view of the surrounding nature, which can also be enjoyed from the large bath on wheels rolled out on the terrace. It comes equipped with an entertainment system, pedal away on the stationary bike and watch all you want...

Multi Unit Passive House design Vancouver Island BC
Passive House

The North Park Passive House on Vancouver Island, BC

...indoor atmosphere of a Passive House, extra measures were taken in minimizing sound transfer in internal walls between suites . Mineral wool acoustical insulation was used between floors in conjunction with concrete floor topping, plus resilient strips and double drywall on the ceilings. Cast iron drain pipes were used...

LEED Canada on the rise
LEED Homes

LEED Canada shows strong growth during summer of 2015 including first LEED® v4 certified project

...indoor experience for both staff and customers include: 90 per cent of staff have access to natural daylight, furniture is mix of GreenGuard certified and recycled from old location, carpets are made from recycled materials, and the Credit Union is committed to promoting sustainability in all promotional items. A s...

LEED Homes

The 19 LEED for Homes Prerequisites

...Indoor Environmental Quality (EQ) *Be sure to refer to the rating system guidelines regarding combustion appliances, venting requirements and ventilation systems. 2.1 Basic combustion venting measures: Meet all of the following requirements: Ensure there are no unvented combustion appliances. Install carbon...