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Why build LEED?
LEED Homes

Why build LEED?

...LEED certified builders, only LEED certified buildings. To build a home to LEED certification is something that is accessible to anyone, no accreditation is r...

Building a Passive House that's LEED Certified too - an Owner's Tale
Passive House

An owner/builder's account of building a Passive House

...LEED certification and Passive House certification . Enjoy their story of building a LEED certified Passive House... *** Building any house requires a fair ...

Tips for finding a reliable green home builder
How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals

How to choose a home-building contractor

...LEED, ZNE, Passive Solar, Green Builder, or Green-home builder. Passive House and LEED are green building certification programs, but even if you don’t want t...

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum certified home - The Edelweiss House
LEED Homes

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum house - An EcoHome project checklist

...Building Guides A green building video series on our website And the EcoHome Green Building YouTube channel . More about LEED V4 certification More abou...

Poly vapour barriers in air conditioned houses can cause mold and rot
Healthy indoor air quality

Why you should Never Install Air-Con in a Home with a Vapor Barrier

...Building Science expert, Joe Lstiburek. Why are old homes with air-con in great shape while new ones rot? A century ago, houses were made of rocks, brick an...

The birthplace of Passive House solar home design The Saskatchewan Conservation
Passive solar home design

Saskatchewan: The birthplace of Passive House and passive solar home design

...building code is harming homes The National Building Code goes to great lengths to ensure the structures we build are solid , and engineered to withstand snow...

Slab-on-grade for Ecohome's upcoming video building guide
Passive solar home design

how to build a slab-on-grade on standard soil

...building. For problem soils see our pages on raft slabs and building on problem soils. 1. Creating a level building surface After the land was cleared, comp...

Building science for LEED v4 wall design made easy
Concept and design

Building science for LEED v4 wall design made easy - video

...LEED Platinum V4 Wall Design: Building Science The wall we designed for the Edelweiss house, Canada's first LEED Platinum V4 Home is best categorized as a...

Rendering of River District Sustainable housing development In Vancouv
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Vancouver developer leads the way to more sustainable communities

...Building Council (CaGBC) as the LEED Canada for Homes Program Leader and collaborates with the LEED Canada for Homes Technical Committee to deliver the LEED Can...

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

Prefab & Modular Construction poised for dramatic growth in 2020

...build more efficient, more affordable, longer lasting, more comfortable and low toxicity homes and buildings which waste significantly fewer building materials ...

Resilient home construction - Kenogami House of the Year
Efficient home design

"The Most Resilient House in North America"

...why he was taking the course and not teaching it! Alain is a home builder who has been constructing LEED-certified homes in the Saguenay region for 7 years but ...