LEED / Guides

Grants and incentives

Green building financial incentives

...LEED® Canada for Homes Affordable Housing Program Municipal and provincial incentives: Check with your municipality what building incentives they have; some offer tax relief for building homes certified to either LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), or Built Green standards. Some municipalites will...

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.

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

...LEED for Homes ready modern style tiny house prefab home kit - Le Refuge LEED, Passive House & Net Zero Energy ready prefab homes This architect-designed home has a contemporary, modern and minimalist style with an open-concept floorplan that includes large windows for natural lighting that can reduced heating co...

Are low-flow shower heads worth the money?
Bathrooms

Are low-flow shower heads worth the money?

...LEED Home: To put in perspective how easy it would be to cut our consumption in half, the Ecohome's LEED V4 Platinum Edelweiss House has low flow-faucets, toilets and showerheads and therefore consumes about 60% less water than a conventional home that size, and you have no idea that it's even happening! So how much ...

Resilient home construction - Kenogami House of the Year
Efficient home design

"The Most Resilient House in North America"

...LEED-certified homes in the Saguenay region for 7 years but was previously doing general construction in the Montreal region since 1985. Interest in resilience driven by natural disasters Alain had lived through two traumatic events in Quebec: first the Saguenay Flood of July 1996, which was Canada’s first billion-...

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 has been oriented towards the south to increase passive heat gain and reduce energy demand during operation. Choosing higher quality windows on all sides of yo...

Radon and vapour barrier below slab on grade floor
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Vapour / radon barriers below slab floors

...LEED for Homes program. Radon gas is the second greatest cause of lung cancer after smoking. Rather than using the typical 6 mil polyethylene as a sub-slab vapour barrier, we used a 10 mil barrier and a radon evacuation stack to lower radon gas levels in homes, research shows (see below) that thicker membranes offer ...

Which Houseplants are Best to Clean Air & Remove Toxins?
Healthy indoor air quality

Which houseplants are best for purifying air? Ecohome investigates

...LEED Platinum home in Canada, he is a co-founder of Ecohome, a LEED for Homes Provider, LEED Green Rater, recipient of the 2016 Green Building Champion Award from the CaGBC, and a contributor to the LEED for Homes Rating system.

FSC certified wood carries the FSC certification labels
Wood and organic materials

All about FSC certified lumber & wood products - Why FSC certification is important

...LEED 2009 and achieve a point in the Sourcing of Raw Materials Pilot ACP under LEED v4. This is an extra reason why Ecohome used FSC certified lumber in the exceptional Edelweiss LEED Platinum certified house project. Eligibility for LEED points for certified lumber In order to achieve a LEED point, the user must v...

Green homes climate change
Lifestyle and environment

Green buildings are better situated to handle climate extremes

...LEED credits support regional adaptation needs, such as enhanced water conversation in arid climates and water-sensitive regions. Demonstrating how consideration of climate resilience in buildings can increase the likelihood of achieving performance goals throughout the lifetime of a project. The National Leaders...

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.