Sustainable Green Building / Guides

Natural Building Insulation Made of Grass - Eco-friendly, Green
Insulation and soundproofing

Non-toxic natural building insulation made of grass

...building materials. As the market for healthier green homes grows, the demand for green building products increases, which naturally drives the price down. As a parting thought - another possible downside to be aware of, are 'eco-friendly' building materials that are maybe just a little too 'out there'. Some green bu...

Laminate Kitchen countertops can be beautiful & green too - Counter by Formica
Kitchens

Choosing green kitchen countertops for sustainable homes Including LEED v4 & Passive House PHIUS+ certified

...sustainable © Alkemi For more about choosing green kitchen countertops, and maintaining healthy indoor air quality , read about green kitchens here , in the EcoHome Green Building Guides for Sustainable construction .

Warm light and dimmable LED bulbs
Lighting

All about LED bulbs - video

...sustainable green home construction in Ecohome's green building guide pages.

Cambrian Black Granite
Kitchens

Granite counter tops

...sustainable home construction, check out the Ecohome Green building guide, North America's trusted resource on green home building

Ontario’s first LEED certified hospital
LEED Homes

Ontario’s First LEED Certified Hospital

...building occupants who choose this mode of transportation. “Buildings are a prime example of how human systems integrate with natural systems,” said Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chair, U.S. Green Building Council. “Bluewater Health’s project efficiently uses our natural resources and makes an immediat...

Hemp fibreboard and Hemp insulation - the Green Building choice
Wood and organic materials

Hemp building supplies

...sustainable construction material that is no longer just a fringe product; rather, it is becoming a more accessible mainstream building product, most notably as hemp-batt insulation , and also hemp boards for cabinetry. Why choose hemp building materials? The growing and harvesting of hemp is a far more sustainable...

The Best 10 Energy Saving Tips for Green Homes - EcoHome
Wall assemblies - renovation

Green home improvements: an energy-saving pyramid scheme that actually works!

...building guide if you are building a new home. Now you know more about the Best Energy Saving Tips for Green Homes ... Find more pages about sustainable and resilient green building techniques here : Check out our top energy saving guides here Top tips for planning and building a sustainable gre...

Passive House design Vancouver
Passive House

The city of Vancouver is actively promoting Passive House construction

...greenest city in the world by the year 2020 . Some of the policies included in that plan are expanded public transportation, bike lanes, encouraging laneway houses for urban density and requiring all new civic buildings to be zero emissions. The city has also imposed upon itself a more rigorous building code than the...

Bike lanes in Downtown Vancouver
Choosing where to live

Urban living

...building, buying or renting. Keep in mind, this is not a sacrifice you are making. A green home usually translates into financial savings and improved quality of life. And it all starts with a home of a reasonable size, in a reasonable location. A green lifestyle in the city Green lifestyle in the in the suburb...

Timber frame construction
Wood and organic materials

Wood frame construction

...Building with recycled shipping pallets How to identify non-toxic pallets for furniture and inside homes Which is better, OSB or plywood - for roofs, walls and floors How to sustainably dispose of construction waste Find more about green home construction in the Ecohome Green Building Guide page...

BC Energy Step Code - Builder Design Guide &  Requirements explained
Building codes

The new BC energy step code: builder design guide & requirements explained - Vancouver

...buildings, stores, offices, and industrial shops. BC step code part 3 – this refers to larger and more complex buildings that are four storeys or taller with a footprint larger than 6,500 sq. ft.This category includes larger apartment buildings, condos, shopping malls, office buildings, industrial buildings, etc. ...