Living roof / Guides

Commercial Living green roof on the Helen Schuler Nature centre
Roof coverings

Living green roofs: the secrets to success

...living roof enthusiasts since its completion in 2013. On the roof of the building, a 200m2 green roof serves as an outdoor gathering space, living classroom, te...

Living green roof installation on the Edelwiess house
Roof coverings

DIY green roof installation video

...Roof Installation The following DIY green roof video shows the steps needed to ensure your green roof will not leak. Watch more Green Building Guide video...

The Fincube tin house
Tiny house

The Fincube off-grid tiny house

...living space, the functional wall panels are situated in the middle of the room, and the four living areas (living room and bedroom, kitchen and bathroom) open ...

Mineral wool insulation in roof by Rockwool - LEED Platinum V4
Roof assemblies - new construction

Mineral wool insulation in roofs by Rockwool

...living Green roof - see more here . “The Edelweiss House is a phenomenal achievement - the first Canadian project to meet the stringent requirements of the la...

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

Taking the Living Building Challenge

...living Building standard exceeds that. There are 7 components to the Living Building Challenge: site, water, energy, health, materials, equity and beauty. As ...

Frost in Attics: What causes Attic Ice? How to Fix it?
Roof assemblies - renovation

Why is there frost in my attic? Is ice in roofs a problem & How do I stop it?

...roofs, be certain that your roof ventilation is able to do its job. Next, roof ventilation - make sure your attic is properly ventilated. Check the attic ...

Lockeport Beach House
Real estate

Lockeport Beach House wins Canadian Green Building award

...living in harmony with the environment. Within a protected cove along the south shore of Nova Scotia, at the end of a stretch of sand, a river empties out int...

Beautiful LEED home in Mulmur, Ontario.
LEED Homes

A beautiful lakeside LEED Platinum home

...living spaces. + HOUSE is embedded with a wealth of complex, health sensitive materials and methods. Built of inert cementitious blocks that inhibit the growt...

Solariums in cold climates won't heat homes unless carefully designed and built
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

Solariums in cold climates won't heat your home

...Roofs are sometimes glazed, but not necessarily. Other solariums are permanently integrated into the living space and cannot be closed off from the rest of the ...

UBC's Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability
LEED Homes

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

The University of British Columbia has opened the most sustainable building in North America, a $37 million 'living laboratory' that will help to regenerate th...

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...