LEED / Guides

How to choose Triple pane, high performance windows
Windows and doors

The best tips for buying windows

...Leed V4 Platinum certification we really can't stress enough the enormous role windows will play in your overall home performance. Better windows may pay for th...

Zero Carbon Building
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

CaGBC's Zero Carbon Buildings Initiative explained

...LEED rating system and its growth. Going forward, LEED is still a key focus for CaGBC. LEED provides a holistic assessment of the different interrelated aspec...

Heating an off-grid home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

OFF GRID LIVING BLOG, PART 4: Off-grid heating systems - lessons learned from our off grid home

This is the fourth piece in a blog series written by Craig Anderson as he documents the design and construction of an off-grid LEED Gold passively-heated home....

As our climate adapts to human carbon emissions, homes have to change
Lifestyle and environment

Changing homes in a changing climate

...LEED and other programs can help reduce the rate of climate change, how else can we adapt? Why do we need to build more resilient homes? How do we build mor...

Living green wall
Healthy indoor air quality

Living walls: what they do and don't do

...LEED certified buildings for example (with better air quality and natural light), have noted increased rates of productivity and reduced absenteeism of employee...

How to Insulate Exterior Walls from the Outside US Canada Ecohome
Walls and Roofs

The easiest way to insulate walls from the exterior in older homes

...LEED V4 Platinum Edelweiss House using rigid Rockwool or Roxul insulation panels attached with strapping and screws (which is in the building science video abov...

Concept and design

How to stay on budget when building a home

...LEED® certification . For my part, I focused on residential building, and how to develop the best energy-efficient measures for home construction while keeping ...

Off-grid, passively-heated LEED Gold home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

OFF GRID LIVING BLOG, PART 3: All about off-grid power generation in off-grid homes

...LEED Gold passively-heated home. See post 1 of the off-grid homes blog her, the overview . or post 2 in the off-grid homes blog here covering design and constru...

custom kitchen renovation by River Woodworks
Kitchens

Formaldehyde-Free Green Kitchen cabinetry for a Non-toxic Home - Price Comparisons

...LEED points qualifying is a great idea), there are three main materials that will determine the health effects and cost of a kitchen: Melamine faced particleb...

The Bubeneč Gardens Residence in Praque is an inspiring collection of
LEED Homes

Canada Green Building Council Leadership Awards

Each year the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) recognizes individuals and organizations who have made a significant contribution to the CaGBC’s mission an...

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 for homes , LEED V4 , read the LEED frequently asked questions or take a tour of the First LEED Platinum House in Canada , all in the Ecohome Green buildin...