LEED / Guides

Concrete, wood and steel structures compared - Timber Frame wins!
Materials and resources

How wood structures compare to steel and concrete for Carbon Footprint

...LEED rating system because it contains high percentages of recycled content. That said, steel manufacturing, even with high levels of recycled content, remains ...

Electric vehicle charging station
Commuting

Electric Vehicles getting help from the provinces

...LEED v4 Platinum in Canada, and having built it off the beaten path we included an EV charging station to lighten the added impact of its location. We've calcul...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

Find out what's trending in 2020 for Green Home Construction

...LEED or ZNE ready Prefab houses are by no means new, but we have seen a few promising looking players show up in the Architect designed prefabricated kit hous...

Shou sugi ban carbonized wood siding
Exterior cladding

Shou sugi ban carbonized wood siding from Japan, what is it & how to make it?

...LEED certified homes for inspiration here from the EcoHome Green Building Guides

Wood frame Triple-glazed, argon-filled windows in the Ecohome Demo House
Windows and doors

Choosing windows - which window frame? wood v aluminum v vinyl

...LEED for Homes rating system due to performance and a more moderate environmental impact than other window frames. Fibreglass is made from silica sand which is ...

Why Building Affordable Eco Homes is Important
Efficient home design

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

...LEED-certified homes, built in the Austin-Round Rock MSA between 2008 and 2016 to determine if a green home certification raised the resale value of homes. Th...

How to Build a Passive Solar Home with EcoHome, the Green Building Resource
Passive solar home design

Passive solar home construction

WATCH MORE VIDEOs about passive solar home design & construction here This is the first in a series of videos on passive solar home construction, we begin ...

Skylights can be problematic in a high performance home
Windows and doors

Are skylights an asset or a liability?

...LEED & Passive House, see here from the EcoHome Green Building Guides , north America's favourite sustainable construction tips website Members get great ...

Resilient Homes, why they're important in dealing with Climate Change
Lifestyle and environment

Resilient Homes; Why we need to build to withstand climate change events

...LEED are a great start, but some other programs that may be on the fringe at the moment like Powerhouse Positive Energy Buildings , Living Building Challenge (L...

DLT Dowel Laminated Timber
Wood and organic materials

Two new options of mass timber panels

...LEED v4 air quality standards) but test results have so far not been made available, so we temporarily hold our recommendation and will update this page when th...

Waste management

How to dispose of Construction waste responsibly

...LEED, the center would need to provide a report of how much of your waste was able to be recycled and how much ended up in a landfill.