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Durability Risk Evaluation Form
LEED Homes

Durability Risk Evaluation Form

Creating a durability risk evaluation and management plan means determining the specific risks and challenges your home would face - starting with the climate ...

Hawaii Preparatory Academy Energy Laboratory
Living Building Challenge

What is the Living Building Challenge?

...project water discharge must be managed onsite to feed the project’s internal water demands or released onto adjacent sites for management through acceptable na...

Green homes climate change
Lifestyle and environment

Green buildings are better situated to handle climate extremes priorities are not mutually exclusive." -Craig Fugate, Federal Emergency Management Agency The report, which identifies the deep synergies be...

LEED Homes

The 19 LEED for Homes Prerequisites planning: Investigate and document local options for diversion (e.g. recycling, reuse) of all anticipated major constituents of the project waste s...

Net Zero Energy Home ZNE in Edmonton Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Award winning Net Zero house in Edmonton Alberta Leads the Way

As owners of this project, we acted as both the designer and general contractor. The objective for the new home (to replace a 1950’s bungalow with all the imag...

Concept and design

How to stay on budget when building a home, and is an experienced green building project manager. JP – Patrick, please tell us about your business and what drives you . PR - I became aware...

Ecohome's passively heated Edelweiss House
Efficient home design

Are better insulated homes worth the money?

There are probably only two general desires we share when imagining a dream house - we all want the nicest one possible for the least amount of money. And we w...

Permeable interlock pavers & paving stones
Permeable laneways and patios

Water-permeable landscaping surfaces

Permeable Pavers or Paving Stones are best for Driveways and Paths Gaining an understanding of the importance of stormwater management may steer you towards ...

Timber frame construction
Wood and organic materials

Wood frame construction

...project prevented the emission of over 310 tons of carbon in comparison to other materials. Wood: underutilized and over-exploited: There is a lot of potent...

Skygarden House home renovation in Toronto, Canadian Green Building winner
Real estate

This beautiful Renovation in Toronto is a Canadian Green Building Award Winner

...Project Credits Owner/Developer: Ian Roland and Linda Rothstein Architect: Dubbeldam Architecture + Design General contractor: Vaughan Construction Manage...

Passive House in Quebec
Passive House

The Passive-Aggressive House - Our History of a Passivhaus Build of his business. As a result, he didn’t think he’d make any money this season. Despite all this, he wasn’t sure his projects would meet the standard,...