Sustainable Green Building / Guides

Bike lanes in Vancouver
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Vancouver's goal of becoming the Greenest City by 2020

...greenest city in the world by 2020. We hope they succeed, and that other cities find inspiration in their efforts. Read more about Passive House certification, the BC Energy Step Code , or sustainable building practices in the Ecohome Green Building Guides , at Ecohome, North America's favorite green building website...

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab tiny house kit home
Tiny house

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab tiny house kit home

...green prefab kit home which is ideal for Quebec, Ontario, New York, Vermont, Main & New Hampshire :- Find more pages about Tiny Houses and resilient green building techniques here : All about Tiny Houses & Laneway Homes How to stay on budget when building a home Ontario clarifies building-code for p...

How to plan and budget for home renovations and new builds
Concept and design

Important tips for a successful build or renovation

...building a green sustainable home on a budget successfully... Find more pages about sustainable and resilient green building techniques here : How to stay on budget when building a home Finding green building design professionals Top Tips for Building Green Homes on a Budget Maintaining health...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

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

...sustainable and resilient green building techniques here : How to design a home that uses less energy Future-proof building techniques for a changing climate Resilient design features for new home construction Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide pages ...

MDF Formaldehyde Free Alternatives - Made from Rice Stalks
Healthy indoor air quality

The formaldehyde-free MDF non-toxic alternative made of natural rice-stalks

...building products such as : Hemp insulation Natural Earth Paints Non-toxic natural finishing oil for wood that protect indoor air quality And to see more guide page in the EcoHome Green Building Guides for Sustainable Buildings

The LEED rating system
LEED Homes

The LEED rating system

...Green building begins at the design phase, and this category encourages builders to put together their building team early and involve them in the design process. It is here that regional issues and home durability is addressed, and building orientation is determined to maximise passive solar gains. Locations & Linka...

Bathroom with refinished claw foot tub and barn board trim in a home c
Materials and resources

Finding environmentally friendly materials

...green. New and recycled building materials: Cost: First of all you need to determine whether or not you can afford a particular product. If you've made it this far it means you are looking for the greener options, but we all need to be realistic. If you blow your budget on one green feature you might be cutting c...

Building Climate Zones USA & Canada Maps Help with Specification of Homes
Planning and Design

Climate Zones in USA & Canada for Building Homes

...green homes are best for climate extremes Why we need to build green homes that withstand climate change events Tips for successfully building affordable eco homes Resilient design features for sustainable new home construction Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Buildin...

A Tiny House with a Greenhouse - Yes it's Possible!

Tiny House with attached and mobile greenhouse - good or bad idea?

...Greenhouse, find more pages about Tiny Homes & sustainable & resilient green building techniques here : Backyard coach houses The laneway house movement Container houses - Are shipping container houses environmentally friendly? How to build a green house in a cold climate Growing food in s...

Flooded streets impervious surfaces - Calgary Alberta
Rainwater Collection & Watering

Rainwater management and water-permeable surfaces

...buildings. Green roofs for example, can retain much of the water that falls on them. A green roof (specifically flat ones) can add green space to an otherwise bland concrete landscape, whether that is a commercial building where occupants now have green space on site, or a home where you suddenly have space to grow...

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

...Sustainable prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes with healthy interior finishing, you can always read more about Passive House certification in North America here , in the EcoHome Green Building Guides , from North America's favorite sustainable building website, EcoHome .