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Dirrtt Environmental Solutions, Green Wall
Lifestyle and environment

Green Business Certification Inc. and Canada Green Building Council Join Together to Advance the WELL Building Standard

...LEED green building program, partnering to deliver LEED in Canada. To date, there are more than 5,300 LEED projects in Canada, amounting to more than 79 million gross square meters of space, making Canada the top producer of LEED projects outside of the U.S. “GBCI and CaGBC joining forces will help grow the healthy...

Aeratron AE2 ceiling fan
Ventilation

Ceiling fans and air circulation- video

...LEED v4 Platinum certified house . Video from the EcoHome Youtube channel, for help with building LEED high performance homes . Related topics: How heat pumps work Heat pump water heaters Ensuring indoor air quality From the EcoHome Green Building Guides

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

All about green home certification programs & rating systems for USA & Canada

...LEED is the most comprehensive and versatile home rating system, and consequently the most recognized. LEED promotes sustainable building practices through material selection, responsible site management and design. LEED homes generally have reduced ecological footprints, healthier indoor environments and offer 30 to 7...

Cambrian Black Granite
Kitchens

Granite counter tops

...LEED for Homes certification exists. To get a point for buying local, LEED has a limit of 800km by truck or 2400km by rail or water for the transportation of building materials. This can serve to limit material choices somewhat, Italian marble for example won't win you any points. This new Cambrian Black granite qu...

Midori Uchi
Efficient home design

A new contender for the title of Canada's Greenest Home

...LEED for homes platinum rating in the country. The intent is also to achieve one of the highest Built Green B.C. checklist scores in the region while becoming certified under the new R-2000 standards for energy efficiency, indoor air tightness quality, and environmental responsibility in home construction. The Midori...

Habitat workers raise a wall at the the Red River Ex June 2011
LEED Homes

The Canada Green Building Council announces affordable green housing program

...LEED Gold Certification from the CaGBC. They are now all occupied by very happy families. “Through the generosity and foresight of the Canada Green Building Council, we were able to take the LEED process through to completion,” says Sandy Hopkins, CEO of Habitat for Humanity Manitoba. “The energy and water efficiency...

Warm light and dimmable LED bulbs
Lighting

All about LED bulbs - video

...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.

Wall assemblies - new construction

Wood framing

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

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

DIY radiant floor tubing installation video

...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.

Bike lanes in Vancouver
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Vancouver's goal of becoming the Greenest City by 2020

...LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) reward homeowners and builders for creating homes that perform beyond those built simply to code. The city of Vancouver has taken a page from that book, and raised the bar on both commercial and residential buildings, requiring all rezoned building projects to receiv...

Green building certifications

Powerhouse: the new standard for positive energy design

...LEED? A little. The Powerhouse standard is entirely focused on energy and climate, while LEED certification covers a broader aspect of environmental issues including health for occupants, transportation and community connectivity. That's why a Powerhouse certified building may also carry another certification such as...