Living buildings / Guides

Aerial view of BRE Innovation Park Living City Campus
Lifestyle and environment

Seven experimental homes being built at the Living City Campus North of Toronto

...Living City Campus at Kortright, ON, where currently you can find a duplex called The Archetype Sustainable House (ASH) . The twin houses act as a living labora...

Installing soundproofing batts in interior partition walls
Insulation and soundproofing

Soundproofing interior walls-video

...buildings Controlling sound transmission in buildings Choosing Sound absorbing insulation

CaGBC, LEED green building trends
LEED Homes

New report shows Canadian green building market growing steadily with owners seeing strong benefits from building green.

...buildings compared to similar buildings. 68% of building owners and developers reported decreases in water consumption in their green buildings. The median ...

Living green wall
Healthy indoor air quality

Living walls: what they do and don't do

...living walls, we question claims about their impact on indoor air quality. Simply due to the rate of air leakage in most buildings, it would be difficult for an...

UBC's Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability
LEED Homes

UBC Lab Exceeds LEED Platinum becoming one of North America's greenest buildings

...Living Building Challenge standards, CIRS is one of the few commercial buildings constructed primarily of certified wood and beetle-killed wood (currently B.C.’...

Canada one of the top 10 countries building LEED homes
LEED Homes

The top 10 countries outside the U.S. certifying buildings with the LEED rating system

...buildings. To date, project teams in more than 140 countries and territories have implemented LEED in their building projects, taking advantage of its global, r...

The Affordable Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab 2 Bed kit home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab 2 bed kit home

...living, which reduces the carbon footprint of buildings, but the problem arises from the fact that the foundation of most tiny houses is not actually a foundati...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

All about green home certification programs & rating systems for USA & Canada

...Living Building Challenge: By far the hardest certification to achieve, the Living Building Challenge is for the hardcore green builder. This rating system co...

Hawaii Preparatory Academy Energy Laboratory
Living Building Challenge

What is the Living Building Challenge?

...Living building challenge? The Living Building Challenge is the most rigorous and comprehensive of all building rating systems. Performance requirements inclu...

Vancouver's first laneway house
Tiny house

Vancouver 's laneway house movement is increasing urban density

...living spaces from garages and unused yard space. Since these early garage conversions often had no permits and building inspectors are really only sent out t...

Net Zero Homes - Canada's first certified Net Zero House in BC
Green building certifications

The first Net Zero-labelled homes in Canada

...buildings [MURBs] to raise their own standards, and those of the construction industry as a whole. A network of qualified service organizations, energy adviso...