Project management / Guides

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

...management priorities are not mutually exclusive." -Craig Fugate, Federal Emergency Management Agency The report, which identifies the deep synergies be...

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 ...

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...

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...

LEED Homes

The 19 LEED for Homes Prerequisites

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

Indoor hydroponic vegetable garden
Food production

Growing food indoors

...Project, the BioCity system uses vertical hydroponics to grow plants indoors. As many of you know, the hydroponic cultivation of plants uses no soil, bu...

Building Green Homes on a Budget is Possible - Our top tips
Planning and Design

Top tips for planning and building a green home on a budget

...project management, not just the skill of the building professionals who help to build your new dream sustainable home. The market for building high-performan...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

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

...project before beginning work, and they have access to accurate data like that the EC3 tool provides, they can accurately estimate how much of a specific materi...

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...