Trends / Guides

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

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

...trends and running with the cool kids. Open concept buildings with natural light and exposed structures have been a consistent theme for many years, and such tr...

CaGBC, LEED green building trends
LEED Homes

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

...Trends: Benefits Driving the New and Retrofit Market Report through the CaGBC. To view a copy of the Canada Green Building Trends Report, visit the CaGBC websit...

Ontario climate change action plan
Grants and incentives

Ontario announces ambitious climate change action plan to reduce emissions

...trends, and there is no doubt that there is one happening here. Fuels perceived as 'dirty' are already at a disadvantage in the global market and that is only g...

Prefab & Modular Construction is Booming for Sustainable Homes
Planning and Design

Prefab & Modular Construction poised for dramatic growth in 2020

...Trends in the construction industry, such as shorter project schedules, sustainable construction practices and workforce shortages, are several drivers of wider...

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

Green Building is accelerating around the world

...trends in world green building today and how they have changed since 2008 when the first global green study was conducted by McGraw-Hill Construction (Global Gr...

Off-grid leed home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid living blog post 4: appliances, mechanical and other systems

...trends have allowed this to happen. First, equipment for solar power generation and storage is quickly falling in price, and it is now possible to have a regula...

Home construction
How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals

Hiring professionals or doing it yourself

...trends and are starting to incorporate the principles of eco-design into their products. Though they were late getting into the game, Prefabs are now credible...

Timber frame construction
Wood and organic materials

Wood frame construction

...trends and promote sustainable practices for building with wood. To see the choices for the best wood for building a timber frame home see here , from the Eco...

Building Green Homes on a Budget is Possible - Our top tips
Planning and Design

Top tips for planning and building a green home on a budget

...trends of 2020 . Remember that some of these steps are cyclical, in that you need some basic and accurate information before you get into details. Having an i...

Hydraloop gray water recovery and treatment systems
Greywater Recycling

At last, a compact & easy to maintain solution for gray water recycling & treatment - the Hydraloop

...trends of recent years are smart home features, as we now have the ability to control many of the systems of our homes from smart phones. Home automation featur...

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

Working with charitable housing groups like Habitat for Humanity, the CaGBC will administer free registrations and certifications under the internationally-rec...