Project manager / Guides

Concept and design

How to stay on budget when building a home

...Manager at Belvedair , a construction company specializing in the design and construction of green homes. Patrick is trained in business administration and information management, and is an experienced green building project manager. JP – Patrick, please tell us about your business and what drives you . PR - I beca...

LEED Platinum home certification FAQ
LEED Homes

LEED Certification for Homes - Frequently Asked Questions

...project advisor during the design and construction phase, and be the link between evaluators and project managers during the certification process. Where can homes earn LEED certification? LEED Canada for Homes is accessible anywhere in Canada . There are LEED for homes providers across the country that will act as...

the installation of a LucidPipe power generator via Lucid Energy
Micro-hydroelectric

Portland, Oregon will Soon Generate Hydroelectric Power in Water Pipes Under City Streets.

...manager, the turbine has worked "flawlessly" and generates enough power to run 14 miles of city street lights. The city of Portland, Oregon is hoping that the generation of power within the water system will alleviate some of the growing costs the city has seen in its delivery of water to residents.This pilot project...

LEED Homes

The 19 LEED for Homes Prerequisites

...project manager has the option to install a passive depressurization column (highly recommended) or to test for radon after construction is completed. Installing a passive radon vent at the time of construction adds very little cost compared to additional measures required after project completion. 10.1 No HVAC in ...

LEED Platinum prefabricated home Kit
LEED Homes

LEED® Platinum prefab kit home has superior air quality and performance

...manager . During the first winter, he invited me to his home and showed me the many monitors he had installed (humidity, CO, temperature) to calculate all possible variations between the indoor and outdoor environments. In fact, the indoor temperature varied at most by one degree Celsius during the winter, while humidi...

Off-grid LEED Gold house in Low, Quebec
LEED Homes

Canada Ranks as the top country for LEED green building for second year in a row

...projects representing 1.23 billion GSM of space participating in the green building rating system. An additional 76,500 residential units have been certified under LEED for Homes. LEED projects can now be found in more than 150 countries and territories across the world. A sample of notable projects that certified in...

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 want both of those things right away, rather than waiting a lifetime to see the 'payback' for noble design choices we might have made to save polar bears, bees, ...