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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...

Resilient Homes, why they're important in dealing with Climate Change
Lifestyle and environment

Resilient Homes; Why we need to build to withstand climate change events

...LEED are a great start, but some other programs that may be on the fringe at the moment like Powerhouse Positive Energy Buildings , Living Building Challenge (L...

Radiant floor heat in a bathroom
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

DIY radiant floor installation

...LEED V4 Platinum Edelweiss House is insulated to R32, more than 3 times what is normally used in new builds. This seems extreme to some, but that is simply beca...

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...

How to Find & Order In-Stock Essential Products Online COVID-19 & Coronavirus

Life Hacks to help stay Eco during Quarantine & Ordering Online

...LEED Net Zero training... we sure loved that! Rufus keeps an eye on Seattle from his favorite windowsill at Amazon - all companies should let dogs come to w...

What is a heat pump
Heat pumps, geothermal and AC

Heat pumps: what they are and how they work

...LEED or Passive House homes : The benefits of coupling air source and water heater heat pumps Comparing ground source (geothermal) and air source heat pum...

Painting with zero VOC paint from Benjamin Moore
Paints, finishes and natural coatings

Choosing safe paints

...LEED V4 Platinum Home which has exceptional air quality. To ensure toxins were kept to a minimum we used Natura zero VOC paint from Benjamin Moore , which is al...

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...

Artistic rendition of the 2000 square foot sustainable home being buil
Living Building Challenge

Taking the Living Building Challenge

...LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the industry standard for green building rating systems in Canada, and LEED platinum is the highest awar...

Prefab & Modular Construction is Booming for Sustainable Homes
Planning and Design

Prefab & Modular Construction poised for dramatic growth in 2020

...LEED, Passive House and Zero Net Energy ready kit homes sector in Quebec, Ontario and North Eastern US States such as New York, Vermont, Maine or New Hampshire....

Slab-on-grade construction technical guide
Slab on Grade

Slab-on-grade technical guide

...LEED certified homes. Slab on Grade Foundation © Yanni Milon for Ecohome Sacrifices, challenges and solutions: In order to be able t...