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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 certified home here This LEED Platinum home is warm & inviting with cork floor, reclaimed wood ceiling & zero-VOC Kitchen © Ecohome The reclaimed wood doors give the Edelweiss LEED platinum home extra points and some added charm © Ecohome ...

Off-grid LEED Gold house in Low, Quebec
LEED Homes

Canada Ranks as the top country for LEED green building for second year in a row

...LEED Gold Toronto, Ontario: WaterPark Place, LEED Platinum (first Canadian project to earn LEED Platinum through the CaGBC's recertification program) Calgary, Alberta: Bow Valley Square, LEED Gold Quebec City, Quebec: Place TELUS / TELUS House, LEED Gold Support for LEED is widespread in Canada, with a highly...

Radon and vapour barrier below slab on grade floor
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Vapour / radon barriers below slab floors

...construction that lets radon into your basement or home, it's reassuring to know that there's such a huge selection of SMART radon monitors available that keep a constant eye on the levels in the home. Take a look here for the best choice and prices on SMART radon monitoring equipment and their Apps. WATCH MORE VID...

Radiant floor tube installation
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

DIY radiant floor tubing installation video

...home's LEED V4 Platinum Edelweiss House , Radiant floors , slab on grade construction step by step , Raft slabs for building on soft soils , and anything else about sustainable green home construction in Ecohome's green building guide pages.

The Affordable Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab 2 Bed kit home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab 2 bed kit home

...Homes How to stay on budget when building a home Ontario clarifies building-code for permits for laneway homes & legal Tiny Houses in Toronto Tips for a successful green home build Resilient design features for new home construction Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Gr...

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

Off grid living blog, part 2: passively heated, this house in Quebec aims for LEED certification

...construction. Craig and France-Pascale went for LEED certification through the CaGBC, and this is how they went about it. This is the second piece in a blog series written by Craig Anderson as he documents the design and construction of an off-grid LEED Gold passively-heated home. See post 1 of the off-grid homes blo...

LEED Platinum Prefab Home Kits
LEED Homes

LEED Platinum Pre-fab Homes

...homes are a very credible option for high performance home construction. When it comes to high efficiency sustainable housing , until recently prefab homes didn't even show up on the radar. A few companies in recent years have taken huge steps to change that, notably with the recent completion of the Beachaus I in th...

Cambrian Black Granite
Kitchens

Granite counter tops

...LEED point. For more on how to build healthy kitchens , Choosing eco-friendly and healthy countops and all about sustainable home construction, check out the Ecohome Green building guide, North America's trusted resource on green home building

Aerial view of The Earth Rangers Centre (CNW Group/Earth Rangers)
LEED Homes

The Earth Rangers Retrofit a LEED Gold building and earn LEED Platinum

...LEED Platinum Certification from the Canada Green Building Council, for Existing Buildings (EB). The Earth Rangers Centre certified LEED Gold for New Construction in 2004, is home to Earth Rangers' Animal Ambassadors and staff and is also a showcase for leading edge sustainable building technologies that reduce energ...

Choosing a home and neighbourhood
Real estate

Shopping for a home? Some tips for finding the right house and neighbourhood

...homework will give you a leg up in negotiations. Now you know about what to look for when shopping for a home. Find more about home maintenance and renovations in the EcoHome Green Building Guide and in the following pages: See LEED and Passive House ready prefab eco homes For Canada and the US Ho...

Bike lanes in Vancouver
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Vancouver's goal of becoming the Greenest City by 2020

...home construction projects in the city must now go through an EnerGuide audit, and homes built to city building bylaws would be expected to achieve an EnerGuide rating of 80 or better. Blower door test © Ecohome Part of that audit is a blower door test which involves sealing your home, and with a fan in the doo...