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...

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 ...

Green building certifications

Got a Green Home You Want to Show Off? Nominate Yourself for an Award.

...Building Awards recognize excellence in the design and execution of Canadian residential and non-residential buildings of all types, including new construction,...

UBC's Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability
LEED Homes

UBC Lab Exceeds LEED Platinum becoming one of North America's greenest buildings

...sustainable building in North America, a $37 million 'living laboratory' that will help to regenerate the environment and advance research and innovation on glo...

Suzlon's LEED Platinum wind power living laboratory in India
Lifestyle and environment

Green Building is accelerating around the world

...buildings can also lower building costs and create a building that holds its value for longer than comparable non-green buildings. Creation of Green Product M...

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...

First Passive House in BC Whistler

B.C.’s First Passive House was built in Whistler in 2012.

...sustainable building features incorporated into the prefabricated design, which also meet requirements for Whistler’s Price Restricted House Initiative. “On...

Passive House on a Budget - The Damn Near Passive house
Passive House

The Un-certified but 'Damn Near' Passive House.

...sustainable building , most of us will have financial limits that we need to be realistic about. This does not mean that building an efficient home has to be a ...

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?

...Building Guides , from North America's favorite sustainable building website, EcoHome .

Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US
Concept and design

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of buying a new home?

...Building Guides , from North America's favorite sustainable building website, EcoHome .

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 ...