LEED durability plan / Guides

Durability Risk Evaluation Form
LEED Homes

Durability Risk Evaluation Form

...planning for durability issues helps create a home with the greatest chance of withstanding whatever nature can throw at it. Dowload the LEED for Homes Durability Evaluation Form. This is the same document as the checklist, all the forms you will need for a LEED project are accessible through tabs at the bottom of th...

LEED Homes

Getting Started

...LEED The LEED ® Canada for Homes certification program is based on documentation of the building process and visual inspections by LEED certified Green Raters. Upon successful completion of your project, your home can be awarded a level of either Certified, Silver, Gold or the highest possible level, Platinum. ...

LEED Homes

The 19 LEED for Homes Prerequisites

...Durability planning: Complete the Durability Risk Evaluation Form to identify all moderate and high-risk durability issues for the building enclosure. 2.2 Durability managemen t: The builder must have a quality management process in place to ensure all durability measures have been successfully met. Sustainable...

Lifestyle and environment

Resources and getting started

...LEED certified homes . Look into provincial grants as well, and ask your insurance company about discount rates for a healthier, ecologically responsible home. The Cooperators insurance company offers discount rates for LEED homes, they are the only one we've heard of so far. If you've heard of tax breaks or other in...

Rendering of River District Sustainable housing development In Vancouv
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Vancouver developer leads the way to more sustainable communities

...LEED Canada for Homes Program Leader and collaborates with the LEED Canada for Homes Technical Committee to deliver the LEED Canada for Homes program. Chris has a keen interest in how the built environment affects the natural environment and enjoys exploring this through his work. Prior to working with the CaGBC Chris ...

Affordable green prefab homes - contemporary rancher style - Abri 1850 BV
Architecture and plan design

Prefab Homes for Sale - Beautiful & Sustainable - Available Now

...planned in advance, leaving nothing to chance and ensuring a quick and smooth assembly to a high quality controlled finish and performance. Designed around the concept of enjoying the outdoors, each model wraps around its indoor/outdoor deck, creating a haven away from the wind and allowing an intimate family area th...

Slab-on-grade for Ecohome's upcoming video building guide
Slab on Grade

how to build a slab-on-grade on standard soil

...planned. See a short video of how we did this. Plastic ties were chosen over long nails or screws to prevent the heat loss that would come through metal, which our engineer assured us would be significant, far more than we would have expected before seeing software energy simulations. Metal fasteners would have effec...

custom kitchen renovation by River Woodworks

Formaldehyde-Free Green Kitchen cabinetry for a Non-toxic Home - Price Comparisons

...LEED points qualifying is a great idea), there are three main materials that will determine the health effects and cost of a kitchen: Melamine faced particleboard, MDF or Plywood: These are by far the most commonly used material for the 'carcasses' or the cabinet boxes themselves that go into a kitchen. Generally, wh...

Slab-on-grade construction technical guide
Slab on Grade

Slab-on-grade technical guide

...plans that have been approved by an engineer, and some may not be familiar with slab-on-grade homes. Be sure to check with your municipality or state before beginning construction, and even before getting too far into your building plans. While we are firmly in favour of slab-on-grade construction as a concept, we re...

Building Green Homes on a Budget is Possible - Our top tips
Planning and Design

Top tips for planning and building a green home on a budget

...planning to build a new green home, especially if it's going to be LEED, Passive House or ZNE certified , you're going to need an Architect or green home designer to come up with the plans. As much as we appreciate that everyone has to start somewhere, we would generally advise against using a complete novice in the fi...

Earthship in Taos, New Mexico, shame they don't work in cold climates
Concept and design

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...planet, like the sun, like the rain, like the gravity, like the wind, the condensation, the convection, all of the natural phenomenon of the planet are studied and observed and built into these buildings so that they, through encounter with the natural phenomenon become a living breathing organism that takes care of pe...