LEED / Guides

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...

Correct window installation details
Windows and doors

How to install windows

Fitting Windows, how to fit windows correctly to avoid air or water leaks Watch more Green Building videos here The Edelweiss LEED Platinum V4 Demo House...

Wall assemblies - new construction

Wood framing

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

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

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

...LEED for Homes: Originating in the USA, LEED is currently the most prolific green building rating system and stands for; Leadership in Energy and Environmenta...

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 ...

Tips for finding a reliable green home builder
How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals

How to choose a home-building contractor

...LEED, ZNE, Passive Solar, Green Builder, or Green-home builder. Passive House and LEED are green building certification programs, but even if you don’t want t...

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 in...

CaGBC, LEED green building trends
LEED Homes

New report shows Canadian green building market growing steadily with owners seeing strong benefits from building green.

...LEED green building rating system in Canada. In addition to LEED, the CaGBC also supports the Living Building Challenge, Passive House Standard and EcoDistricts...

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...

The village of Baie-Saint-Paul in Charlevoix
Choosing where to live

Moving to the country - living a rural lifestyle

...LEED home is not only energy efficient, but has standards to meet that go beyond its own boundaries. A LEED points category of ‘Sustainable Sites’ rewards hom...