Sustainable buildings / Guides

MIBOP energy modeling software from Mindscape Innovations
Concept and design

Free online energy modeling from Mindscape Innovations

...Sustainable Design Specialist at Mindscape Innovations. By improving EnerGuide literacy among builders and homeowners, as well as reducing the time needed by ...

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

Sustainable building practices create prosperous communities

...buildings are not just good for the planet - they are good for people too. Sustainable buildings are boosting student test scores, accelerating patient reco...

Zero Carbon Building
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

CaGBC's Zero Carbon Buildings Initiative explained

SAB: What does the CaGBC hope to achieve with the Zero Carbon Buildings Initiative? Mark Hutchinson: The CaGBC launched the zero carbon building initiative...

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...

Canada one of the top 10 countries building LEED homes
LEED Homes

The top 10 countries outside the U.S. certifying buildings with the LEED rating system

...sustainable community development practices. We work closely with our member organizations who are involved in the design, construction and operation of buildin...

Aerial view of BRE Innovation Park Living City Campus
Lifestyle and environment

Seven experimental homes being built at the Living City Campus North of Toronto

...Sustainable House (ASH) . The twin houses act as a living laboratory with more than 400 calibrated sensors that monitor the performance of the buildings' system...

Green homes climate change
Lifestyle and environment

Green buildings are better situated to handle climate extremes

...buildings advance resiliency in disasters. “Green Building and Climate Resilience: Understanding Impacts and Preparing for Changing Conditions” describes potent...

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

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

...buildings, condos, shopping malls, office buildings, industrial buildings, etc. Please keep in mind this is simplified for understanding, the official defin...

Green building certifications

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

...buildings of all types, including new construction, existing buildings, renovations and interior design projects. CATEGORIES There are two main categories: ...

Aerial view of The Earth Rangers Centre (CNW Group/Earth Rangers)
LEED Homes

The Earth Rangers Retrofit a rEED Gold building and earn LEED Platinum

...Buildings: Operations and Maintenance," says Thomas Mueller, President and CEO of the Canada Green Building Council. "It is key for LEED certified buildings to ...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

All about green home certification programs & rating systems for USA & Canada

...buildings through sustainable practices in the building and construction industry. The pioneers behind the council were David Gottfried, a construction manager ...