Sustainable water management / Guides

Green homes climate change
Lifestyle and environment

Green buildings are better situated to handle climate extremes

...management priorities are not mutually exclusive." -Craig Fugate, Federal Emergency Management Agency The report, which identifies the deep synergies be...

Hawaii Preparatory Academy Energy Laboratory
Living Building Challenge

What is the Living Building Challenge?

...water. Water must be appropriately purified without the use of chemicals. 6) Ecological water flow: One hundred percent of storm water and used project wate...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

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

...sustainable building measures, including energy and water conservation, indoor air quality and sustainable materials. Also similar to LEED, there are numerous...

Concrete, wood and steel structures compared - Timber Frame wins!
Materials and resources

How wood structures compare to steel and concrete for Carbon Footprint

...sustainable forest management is very important. Wood is an abundant and renewable resource, especially here in Canada, but it is important to know how to use i...

Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

A Toronto Off-grid home 20 years later; how did it fare?

...water passes through a Waterloo Biofilter . The system is designed to treat 600 litres of rainwater per day, which is done without using any chemicals. Water ...

LEED Homes

The 19 LEED for Homes Prerequisites

...management process in place to ensure all durability measures have been successfully met. Sustainable Sites (SS) 1.1 Erosion controls during construction: ...

The village of Baie-Saint-Paul in Charlevoix
Choosing where to live

Moving to the country - living a rural lifestyle

...Sustainable Sites’ rewards homes for erosion control, limiting developed areas, storm water management and other key issues that reduce the impact on the surrou...

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

Green Building is accelerating around the world

...sustainable built environment. At the same time, the growth of this industry can help spur innovation and create new markets for green expertise, products and s...

Comparing ground source and air source heat pumps
Heating and cooling

Heat Pumps: Ground source geothermal GSHP or air source ASHP, which one is best for heating a home?

...Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program (STEP) is run out of The Living City Campus at Kortright, ON, where you can find The Archetype Sustainable House (AS...

net zero energy home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Natural Resources Canada launches net zero energy pilot project

...Management, Environmental Stewardship and Water Conservation. Since the pilot is looking to advance the commoditization of net zero energy homes, the approach...

CaGBC, LEED green building trends
LEED Homes

New report shows Canadian green building market growing steadily with owners seeing strong benefits from building green.

...water consumption in their green buildings. The median reduction in operating costs over five years for green buildings reported by the firms included in the ...