LEED home / Guides

Warm light and dimmable LED bulbs
Lighting

All about LED bulbs - video

...home's LEED V4 Platinum Edelweiss House , Passive House contruction , Passive solar home design , home lighting design and anything you need to know about sustainable green home construction in Ecohome's green building guide pages.

Mineral wool insulation in roof by Rockwool - LEED Platinum V4
Roof assemblies - new construction

Mineral wool insulation in roofs by Rockwool

...Home is a firm contender. It was after all the first home in Canada to be awarder the Leed Platinum v4 rating, and only the second in the world. Yep, here at EcoHome we're pretty proud of that! The Edelweiss Home is a simply designed, passively heated, insulated slab-on-grade rancher capable of housing a family of 4 ...

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab tiny house kit home
Tiny house

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab tiny house kit home

...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 Are shipping container homes good or bad? Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Gree...

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...

The LEED Platinum Beachaus II in Vancouver, BC
LEED Homes

The Canada Green Building Council (CAGBC) Measures the Environmental Benefit of the LEED Certification Program.

...home Green Building Guide pages to find out more about more about the LEED rating system , Passive House Certification , Net Zero Labelled homes and other certifications that can help make your home qualify for tax rebates and incentives . And take a tour of the first LEED V4 Platinum house in Canada

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...

LEED Platinum Prefab Home Kits
LEED Homes

LEED Platinum Pre-fab Homes

...home, you won't want to live without it. For example, if you leave and forget to close the skylight, it will close automatically when it starts to rain, as well as open automatically if the temperature goes above 22C. An important part of certifying homes to LEED standards is education. Homeowners are taught about th...

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...

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

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

...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 blog here . or post 3 in the off-grid homes blog he...

Home construction
How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals

Hiring professionals or doing it yourself

...home, this might not be the best use of your available funds. 2. Finding a general contractor: Sadly there are not a ton of general contractors that are truly committed and specialize in ecological home construction, but that is changing. Even if you have no intention to certify your home to LEED or Passive House s...