Sustainable Green Building / Guides

How to Fasten Cement Board Facing to slab on grade insulation
Slab on Grade

Finishing the exterior of an insulated slab-on-grade floor

...greenest here , all from the EcoHome Green Building Guides

FSC certified wood carries the FSC certification labels
Wood and organic materials

All about FSC certified lumber & wood products - Why FSC certification is important

...Greenwashing of Timber" accusation by Greenpeace Greenpeace released a report in a 2014 slamming the Forest Stewardship Council for standing by as FSC-certified loggers ravaged the Russian taiga , particularly the Dvinsky Forest, more than 700 miles north of Moscow. Greenpeace accused FSC-certified logging companie...

Reduce water consumption with residential gray water recycling systems
Plumbing and water heaters

Gray water recycling

...sustainable and resilient green building techniques here : Are low-flow showerheads worth it? Water efficient toilets for reduced water use - USA & Canada Rainwater recovery and irrigation Future-proof building techniques for a changing climate Resilient design features for new home constr...

Students at New Frontiers School Board to build LEED home to be donate
LEED Homes

Quebec carpentry students to build LEED house for Habitat for Humanity

...building techniques. NFSB is setting itself up to be a regional leader in teaching green building practices. The students who walk out their doors will enter a job market that is increasingly demanding better performing homes and they will have the skills that homeowners and builders will be looking for. The school...

LEED Canada on the rise
LEED Homes

LEED Canada shows strong growth during summer of 2015 including first LEED® v4 certified project

...green building and LEED continuing to grow across the country and globally,” says Thomas Mueller, president and CEO of the CaGBC. “Our national efforts are timely, and tie-in well to the Buildings Day that will be held at COP 21, supported by the World Green Building Council.” “This signals the key role buildings pla...

Non-toxic food safe natural wood finishing oil for counters, floors, decks
Paints, finishes and natural coatings

Natural wood finishing oil is non toxic too

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LEED Platinum Prefab Home Kits
LEED Homes

LEED Platinum Pre-fab Homes

...Green Building Council. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an internationally recognized rating system that encourages sustainable building practices, and Platinum is the highest level of certification. Congratulations to Inhaus Development Ltd. for a great design. If you're looking for Architect...

Renewable energy wind farm
Renewable energy

What is clean energy?

...sustainable and energy efficient homes in the Ecohome Green Home Building Guide and in the pages below: Compare the carbon footprint of wood v steel v concrete buildings Future-proof building techniques for a changing climate Resilient design features for new home construction Tesla offers finan...

Building a Passive House that's LEED Certified too - an Owner's Tale
Passive House

An owner/builder's account of building a Passive House

...Green Building Guides - North America's favorite Sustainable & Green Building Resource

Why Electric Heating Systems are Best for Sustainable Homes
Heating with electricity

Heating with Electricity - The Best Choice for High Efficiency & Zero Energy Homes?

...building a more modest-sized home. From there it takes a focus on an efficient envelope, by building better insulated and airtight homes. Better insulated homes need less heating Building a home to meet the basic energy performance of building code is like buying pants with holes in the pockets and watching all you...

Lifestyle and environment

Resources and getting started

...building or renting 1. Building a new home. Building a sustainable and energy efficient house is not necessarily more expensive than building a house simply to meet provincial building codes. Many new home starts have achieved far superior performance while still coming in the same or lower in cost than conventiona...