Leed resale value / Guides

Hydronic heating system
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

Hydronic heating

...value for resale, and is worth LEED points. It is a simple matter of running a normal 4 inch plumbing pipe from your attic to your utility room. By doing so, installing solar panels (thermal or photovoltaic) is a simple matter of fishing wires or tubes through the pipe rather than an expensive remodelling project inv...

Lifestyle and environment

Resources and getting started

...resale value. If you plan to build a healthy, high performance home, the best investment you can make is taking the time to do your research. This is a growth industry, so products and techniques change rapidly. Due to market demand, green building products are continually becoming easier to find, and quickly droppin...

Why Building Affordable Eco Homes is Important
Efficient home design

Why building an affordable family home today means choosing to build a Green Home

...LEED-certified homes, built in the Austin-Round Rock MSA between 2008 and 2016 to determine if a green home certification raised the resale value of homes. The report found that homes built to meet green building standards such as LEED and ENERGY STAR are worth an average of $25,000 more than conventional homes. This...

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

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

...resale value . So that gives you an understanding of what the new BC Energy Step Code means for builders , and if you're wondering are better insulated houses worth the money? Read more here . To learn more about Vancouver’s greenest city 2020 initiative , how to meet a higher standard of energy-efficient home cons...

Free Energy Audits, Net Zero Home Grants & Interest Free Home Renovation Loans
Grants and incentives

0% loans & Grants for Green Home Renovations & Construction - A Boost for Canadians in 2020

...resale value. What homeowner wouldn’t applaud their government for that? But wait, it gets better… By giving you back your own tax dollars to make your home more energy efficient, you will spend that money largely on employing people in your community. We were actually a bit surprised to see that they didn’t toot the...

Concept and design

How to stay on budget when building a home

...resale value for the future, remember that a well-insulated and well-constructed home with durable materials and design will experience less depreciation. In addition, you (or future owners) will enjoy lower operational and maintenance costs. Never lose sight of the fact that interior finishes can go out of style, fade...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

Find out what's trending in 2020 for Green Home Construction

...LEED or ZNE ready Prefab houses are by no means new, but we have seen a few promising looking players show up in the Architect designed prefabricated kit house market , and Google search results indicate this is a quickly growing search term. Prefab kit houses built in the controlled environment of a manufacturing ...

Why build LEED?
LEED Homes

Why build LEED?

...LEED certified builders, only LEED certified buildings. To build a home to LEED certification is something that is accessible to anyone, no accreditation is required to undertake the process. It is simply a matter of registering your project and successfully completing the requirements of the program. Why should yo...