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Water efficient Boulevard FloWise toilet from American Standard
Bathrooms

Efficient toilets for LEED homes

Watch more videos Toilets usually account for about a third of the indoor water use of a home , so toilets that carry the EPA WaterSense® label are a g...

Decentralized Energy Generation for LEED, Passive House & Green Homes
Renewable energy

Which is the Best Type of Home Energy Generation for Green Homes?

...LEED, Passive House or even Zero Net Energy Home is now so minimal (if you're talking to the right Home Builders, it's around 5% - which you'll save on utility ...

DIY cork flooring pros, cons & installation guide with video
Flooring and stairs

Cork flooring installation - the eco-friendly flooring choice, with "how to" video

...LEED Platinum while creating a healthy and beautiful interior living space. For more home building inspiration, check out our newest concept house, the LEED V...

UBC's Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability
LEED Homes

UBC Lab Exceeds LEED Platinum becoming one of North America's greenest buildings

...LEED Platinum and the Living Building Challenge standards, CIRS is one of the few commercial buildings constructed primarily of certified wood and beetle-killed...

Laminate Kitchen countertops can be beautiful & green too - Counter by Formica
Kitchens

Choosing green kitchen countertops for sustainable homes Including LEED v4 & Passive House PHIUS+ certified

...LEED v4 certification standards, not just for the look, but also for the material composition, durability & sustainability. Recycled quartz kitchen counters ...

Solar Radiant Heated Floor Slab Kit
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

Solar heated radiant floor with radiant heated hot water for a site with problem soil - expansive clay

...LEED & Passive House projects . Passive Solar radiant air-heated floor slab on grade form kit ductwork © Ecohome Generating solar domestic hot water whe...

Living green roof installation on the Edelwiess house
Roof coverings

DIY green roof installation video

DIY Green Roof Installation The following DIY green roof video shows the steps needed to ensure your green roof will not leak. Watch more Green Building ...

Passive Solar Home design at it's best - Kenogami House - EcoHome
Passive solar home design

Ecohome Kenogami House wins Home of the Year Award

Along with its unprecedented achievements, the Kenogami House continues to act as a laboratory for resilient, cold climate building practices. Through software...

Wall assemblies - new construction

Wood framing

...LEED certification. Further reading on structures and material efficient framing techniques: About wood frame construction Material efficient framing ...

Installing soundproofing batts in interior partition walls
Insulation and soundproofing

Soundproofing interior walls-video

...LEED V4 Platinum Edelweiss House , we installed soundproofing batts in the interior partitions and for the mechanical room, we added soundproofing batts along w...

Installing recycled drywall in the Edelweiss House
Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces

Choosing the best drywall - video

...LEED Platinum certified Edelweiss House , we used CGC Sheetrock® Brand Ultralight gypsum panels for an easier build and a lower carbon footprint. It's lightweig...