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...

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: ...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

Find out what's trending in 2020 for Green Home Construction

...water-conserving fixtures and low-flow toilets Installing low-flow showerheads Water-permeable surfaces and stormwater management strategies Rainwater cat...

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...

Disposing of old batteries
Kitchens

Waste management: compost and recycling

...sustainable and resilient green building techniques here : Are low-flow showerheads worth it? Water efficient toilets for reduced water use - USA & ...

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...

Eco-friendly & Healthy Flooring is best for Green Homes
Flooring and stairs

Eco-Friendly Flooring material options for Green-Homes

...sustainable and responsible harvesting of wood. Choosing FSC products promotes the market for responsible forestry management. Engineered hardwood floors: E...