Sustainable building / Guides

LEED Silver mid-rise in Gatineau, QC.
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Sustainable building practices create prosperous communities

...building and less waste ends up in landfill. Ms Madew commented: "But green buildings are not just good for the planet - they are good for people too. Sus...

Consentino ECO - Formaldehyde-Free Recycled Quartz Countertop
Kitchens

The Cosentino ECO is a Kitchen countertop made of recycled plates, bottles and mirrors - video

...sustainable non-toxic green kitchen renovations or sustainable green building techniques in general, visit the EcoHome Sustainable Green Building Guide Pages he...

Artistic rendition of one of the pre-fab net zero homes, Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Net Zero Community in Calgary, Alberta

...sustainable building process to Calgary Homebuyers on this scale," said Sam Attia, President, Landmark Homes. "We are committed to providing an option that coul...

LEED for homes rating system.
LEED Homes

What is LEED?

...buildings and homes administered by the CaGBC (Canada Green Building Council) to encourage sustainable building practices. While the commercial program has be...

Why build LEED?
LEED Homes

Why build LEED?

...sustainable building practices and a willingness to put their product to the test of independent third party inspections. For building homes on spec and putti...

Artistic rendition of the 2000 square foot sustainable home being buil
Living Building Challenge

Taking the Living Building Challenge

...building rating systems in Canada, and LEED platinum is the highest award. The living Building standard exceeds that. There are 7 components to the Living Bui...

Jenine Alexander's homemade mobile tiny house
Tiny house

DIY Tiny House for less than $3,500

Using materials found on Craigslist and salvaged from the landfill, Jenine Alexander built herself this super affordable Tiny House. Since first building this ...

The Bubeneč Gardens Residence in Praque is an inspiring collection of
LEED Homes

Canada Green Building Council Leadership Awards

...Building Council (CaGBC) recognizes individuals and organizations who have made a significant contribution to the CaGBC’s mission and goals in advancing green b...

Green homes climate change
Lifestyle and environment

Green buildings are better situated to handle climate extremes

...sustainable building codes to make our communities more resilient, and to protect lives and property in times of disaster. Green building practices, resiliency ...

Built to ENDURE: the Net Zero Heat Kenogami House
Efficient home design

The Kenogami House: designed to ENDURE

...building, how energy efficient a building is largely depends on the building envelope. It controls heat loss, air leakage and the movement of moisture. What i...

Habitat workers raise a wall at the the Red River Ex June 2011
LEED Homes

The Canada Green Building Council announces affordable green housing program

...building certification program, which addresses homes as well as a broad range of other building types. The first project to take advantage of the Affordable ...

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