LEED home construction / Guides

Why Building Affordable Eco Homes is Important
Efficient home design

Why building an affordable family home today means choosing to build a Green Home

...homes for sale How to stay on budget when building a Green home Why we need to build green homes that withstand climate change events Tips for successfully building affordable eco homes Resilient design features for sustainable new home construction Find more about green home construction ...

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 ...

Off-grid leed home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid living blog post 5: appliances, mechanical and other systems

...construction of an off-grid LEED Gold passively-heated home. See post 1 of the off-grid homes blog here, the overview . or post 2 in the off-grid homes blog here covering design and construction choices . or here see post 3 in the off grid homes blog about off grid power generation and here see post 4 all about off-gri...

Passively-heated off-grid LEED house in Low, Quebec
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid living blog: a firsthand account of building and living in a remote area

...homes that are simpler and cheaper. Even now, less than 2 years after our house was completed, there are already some things that we could change to simplify and make cheaper the house that we built. One other example comes from Ecohome, the company of our LEED Green Rater Mike Reynolds. Their recent LEED V4 Platinum...

Choosing a building envelope
Wall assemblies - new construction

Choosing a building envelope - starting with the perfect wall

...homes. These changes mean homes are better insulated, more airtight and, most importantly, with better ventilation like HRV's or ERV's or air conditioning. There is also much more understanding of how buildings work and why walls can fail in a home with air conditioning, even when built to code . For example, if a ho...

The EC3 Tool - Skanska - Calculating & Comparing Carbon Footprint of Buildings
Planning and Design

Calculating the Carbon Footprint of Buildings, Introducing The EC3 Calculator From Skanska

...homes. With the introduction of LEED V4, PHIUS+ and Zero Energy Ready Home standards across the US and Canada, supported by higher performance building code requirements, the emphasis is now changing in construction to embrace the whole carbon footprint and to choose better construction materials and processes as par...

Passive solar house design
Passive solar home design

Passive solar home design

...home construction for generations. To see more about Passive Solar heated homes see here , to discover about Passive House Certification and Design see here , both from EcoHome's Green Building Guides To see more videos from EcoHome demonstrating how to build Passive Solar Houses, Passive House & LEED Platinum Ho...

Slab-on-grade construction technical guide
Slab on Grade

Slab-on-grade technical guide

...Homes & LEED certified homes. Slab on Grade Foundation © Yanni Milon for Ecohome Sacrifices, challenges and solutions: In order to be able to make an informed decision about this type of foundation, there are several precautionary steps that must be taken and challenges to be addressed. Yo...

Suspended-film insulating glass windows are high-performance windows
Windows and doors

Suspended-film insulating glass windows - A definitive guide for these high-performance windows

...homes in a changing climate Why green homes are best for climate extremes Why we need to build green homes that withstand climate change events Tips for successfully building affordable eco homes Resilient design features for sustainable new home construction Find more about green home con...

How to Build With Less Wood for Best Performance
Wood and organic materials

How to build high performance homes with less lumber

...homes with less lumber, find more about green home construction and choosing sustainable and healthy building materials in the pages below and in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages . How to design a home for thermal comfort and energy efficiency The best lumber choices for timber frame construction home...

Passive House certification - PHI or PHIUS? The Spring House Passive House
Passive House

Everything you need to know about Passive House certification

...construction see here , from the EcoHome Green Building Guides , on North America's favorite green building website - EcoHome.net... Videos: For Videos about Passive House construction techniques, LEED platinum certified homes etc, see the EcoHome YouTube channel here Sources: « Climate-Specific Passive Build...