LEED / Guides

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 considerat...

BC Energy Step Codes - Builder Design Guide &  Requirements explained
Building codes

The new BC energy step code: builder design guide & requirements explained - Vancouver

...LEED certification standards , or Passivehouse certification in North America , which already means building to a much more efficient and sustainable standard. ...

Permeable interlock pavers & paving stones
Permeable laneways and patios

Water-permeable landscaping surfaces

...LEED certification, there are points waiting for you when you build permeable hard surfaces, but also for choosing lighter coloured stones. Stones are rated wit...

Urban farming
Landscaping

Urban Farming turns beautiful gardens into a grocery store!

...LEED rating system you will see references to 'drought resistant ' and 'native species ' in terms of landscaping. Water is a quickly dwindling resource and Ca...

Shipping Container Homes in a Warm Climate might be a good option
Tiny house

Beautiful shipping container homes - Tiny Houses in warm climates

...LEED certification or Zero Net Energy due to their outstanding performance. Now you know more about these beautiful shipping container homes designed ...

Multi-unit Passive House for Heiltsuk First Nation on Campbell Island,
Passive House

Multi-unit Passive House for Heiltsuk First Nation in British Columbia

...LEED to Passive House. Buildings certified to Passive House require up to 90% less heating and cooling energy than an average building. The Bella Bella projec...

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 ...

Heat Recovery Ventilation - Lunos video
HRV and ERV

Lunos ductless air exchanger

...LEED certified Homes, see here Canadian distrubution: Lunos Canada U.S. distribution: 475 High Performance Building Supply

Solar Air Heating Panels for Homes - How to Build DIY
Solar thermal collectors

All about solar air heaters - DIY or purchased

...LEED & Zero Net Energy Homes How Heat Pumps work in Passive House, LEED & Zero Energy Homes Heat Pumps: Ground source geothermal GSHP or air source ...

Solar panel installation
Solar photovoltaic

Ten questions to ask a solar panel contractor

...Leed with the goal of empowering homeowners with the expert guidance and educational tools they need to take on big home projects with confidence.

Condensation on windows leads to mold & mildew in homes, ERV & HRV systems help
Ventilation

Ventilation & air exchangers

...leeds, and it’s not too damp for comfort, condensation or heat consumption. If you are in an older home, don’t panic. What we write in these pages is meant to...