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LEED Platinum Prefab Homes
LEED Homes

LEED Platinum Pre-fab Homes

Pre-fab homes are a very credible option for high performance home construction. When it comes to high efficiency sustainable housing , until recently prefab h...

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LEED Platinum prefabricated home
LEED Homes

LEED® Platinum prefab home has superior air quality and performance

Last April, Ellen and Roman Szumski earned LEED® Platinum certification for their home in Labelle, in the Laurentian Mountains of Quebec. LEED is a point-based...

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Home construction
How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals

Hiring professionals or doing it yourself

1. Hiring an architect: We discussed previously the idea of choosing an architect that specializes in eco-design and can co-ordinate the work. They should...

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Artistic rendition of one of the pre-fab net zero homes, Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Net Zero Community in Calgary, Alberta

Landmark Homes Inc. In Calgary Alberta, In partnership with Brookfield Residential Properties, has just started construction on a community of 27 net zero home...

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Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

Solar air-heated radiant floor

Ecohome is in the process of building our next demonstration house, and to do so we have partnered with a company that manufactures frost-protected shallow fou...

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A sustainably built, ultra modern and affordable tiny house
Tiny house

NOMAD Micro Home launches crowd funding campaign, takes green building world by storm.

With write-ups in Gizmag , Inhabitat, Tiny House Design , FastCoExist and well, too many other places to recount, one could say it's clear that the green build...

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The Fincube tin house
Tiny house

The Fincube off-grid tiny house

The Fincube is a pre-fab multi-purpose dwelling, it's built to operate off-grid, it's portable, and it's beautiful. It's also made in Italy so would hardly be ...

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LEED Homes

LEED Frequently Asked Questions

How do I find LEED building materials? There are no LEED certified materials, only buildings can be certified. There are certain products that can he...

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BioSIPS Pre-fabricated straw bale panels
Wall assemblies - new construction

Modern staw bale construction: high performance, durable and affordable

Traditional straw bale home construction can be a low-tech and affordable route to a very ecologically responsible home. There are, however, some legitimate dr...

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Choosing a building envelope
Wall assemblies - new construction

Choosing a building envelope

What is the best wall system for a home? I don't know - what is the best way to get from one place to another? You have to choose between the quickest way...

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Solariums in cold climates
Greenhouses and solariums

Solariums in cold climates won't heat your home

Solariums have been gaining in popularity over the last 20 years, as many homeowners have found them to be a very enticing solution to brightening up a long wi...

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