Sustainable landscaping / Guides

Urban farming

Urban Farming turns beautiful gardens into a grocery store!

...landscaping. Water is a quickly dwindling resource and Canadians and Americans are the highest per capita consumers of water in the world. So anything we can ...

Ontario’s first LEED certified hospital
LEED Homes

Ontario’s First LEED Certified Hospital

...sustainable strategies. “We used healing gardens, large windows with outside views, fresh and friendly colours, task and ambient lighting, earth-tone fabrics, a...

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

...sustainable building technologies that reduce energy, water and resource consumption, while also maintaining the highest levels of functionality and comfort for...

Edible Perennials

A guide to growing edible perennials.

...sustainable landscaping in the Ecohome green building guide pages .

LEED Platinum home certification FAQ
LEED Homes

LEED Certification for Homes - Frequently Asked Questions

...sustainable building products and techniques, and we offer green building courses as well. Are there any special mortgage or insurance rates for LEED homes? ...

Suburb of Toronto
Choosing where to live

Living a greener lifestyle in the suburbs

...sustainable, responsible lifestyle features are the new symbols of success. So green up your house and show it off. This can be done by installing solar panel...

“The perfect lawn” comes with a very heavy environmental cost!

Which are the best bee-friendly & Eco-friendly alternatives to grass lawns in backyards?

...Sustainable landscaping & rainwater harvesting: Rainwater harvesting is a great way to keep your lawn green Or even better - grow vegetables without using m...

The LEED rating system
LEED Homes

The LEED rating system

...Sustainable Sites (22 points) Any new construction will have an ecological impact. This category seeks to limit that impact on the building site, as well as t...

Cedar deck and stairs under construction cedar naturally the most durable wood
Decks, porches and gazebos

Tips for building a deck - 10 Tips to make your deck last longer

...Sustainable Garden or Outdoor space here , or how about how to build a DIY natural pool for swimming here , from the EcoHome Green Building Guides for Sustainab...

Urban Farm Unit - Aquaponics, Hydroponics, Pisciculture and Urban Farming
Food production

Growing food in urban cores with the Urban Farm Unit

...sustainable food production system that combines traditional aquaculture (raising fish or aquatic animals in tanks) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in wate...

Flooded streets impervious surfaces - Calgary Alberta
Rainwater Collection & Watering

Rainwater management and water-permeable surfaces

...sustainable undertaking that benefits a city and the world at large, there are direct benefits realized by occupants of such buildings. Green roofs for exampl...