LEED Houses / Guides

House built by Matthew Smith of Mapleridge Homes
LEED Homes

LEED comes to the gatineau hills

...LEED Canada Platinum home in Quebec. "It's not easy to earn LEED Platinum certification on the first try" says Emmanuel Cosgrove, Director of Ecohabitation and ...

Poly vapour barriers in air conditioned houses can cause mold and rot
Healthy indoor air quality

Why you should Never Install Air-Con in a Home with a Vapor Barrier

...houses from the inside. It should also come as no surprise, for a number of reasons, that we cannot afford to keep building or heating houses like that. So is...

Passive solar house design
Passive solar home design

Passive solar home design

...Houses, Passive House & LEED Platinum Homes, see here

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

...houses built to code by a factor of almost 3. The school will be releasing videos following the progress of this first of its kind project, check out episode 1....

Building science for LEED v4 wall design made easy
Concept and design

Building science for LEED v4 wall design made easy - video

...LEED Platinum V4 Wall Design: Building Science The wall we designed for the Edelweiss house, Canada's first LEED Platinum V4 Home is best categorized as a...

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum certified home - The Edelweiss House
LEED Homes

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum house - An EcoHome project checklist

...LEED version 4 (V4.) This latter version of the LEED rating system involved a comprehensive overhaul and to ensure relevancy and adoption LEED v4 was reviewed a...

BC Energy Step Codes - Builder Design Guide &  Requirements explained
Building codes

The new BC energy step code: builder design guide & requirements explained - Vancouver

...LEED certification standards , or Passivehouse certification in North America , which already means building to a much more efficient and sustainable standard. ...

Off grid, passively heated and cooled house in the Gatineau Hills, Que
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off grid and passively heated, this house in Low, Quebec is aiming for LEED certification

...LEED certification through the CaGBC, and are now waiting for the final score. This design began with the basic principles of passive heating and cooling - in...

Condensation on windows leads to mold & mildew in homes, ERV & HRV systems help

Ventilation & air exchangers

...houses are too airtight', but this myth is completely false and very damaging to your home. Walls need to be able to dry, ideally in both directions. Natural ...

Problem areas of air leakage in a home and blower door test being cond
Air and vapour barriers

Airtight Construction of Homes is Essential: "Your house sucks." "Oh yeah? your house blows!"

...houses & why balancing air pressure is important for comfort and durability in homes. Find other guides for air tightness and air balancing in houses & buildi...

How to Choose between an HRV and ERV system

Choosing between an HRV and an ERV

...houses are no longer constructed leaking heat and moist air the way they used to be; we now build them as airtight as we can, especially Passive House or LEED c...