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Why build LEED?
LEED Homes

Why build LEED?

...builders, only LEED certified buildings. To build a home to LEED certification is something that is accessible to anyone, no accreditation is required to undertake the process. It is simply a matter of registering your project and successfully completing the requirements of the program. Why should you build a LEED ...

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 amount of planning - long before the shovel hits the dirt - but building a Passive House takes that process to a whole new level. So, although we poured the fou...

Why Building Affordable Eco Homes is Important
Efficient home design

Why building an affordable family home today means choosing to build a Green Home

...why building better, affordable eco homes is important in changing climate conditions... Find more pages about sustainable and resilient green building techniques here : Affordable prefab eco homes for sale How to stay on budget when building a Green home Why we need to build green homes that withst...

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 to bother certifying a home, finding a builder that has built a Passive House, LEED or ZNE certified home is a good thing because they'll know and understand the...

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

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

...LEED V4 vs. LEED 2009 – its most recent predecessor – was the rating system and dependency on project type. When the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) anounced that the LEED for Homes rating system would raise the bar with the LEED V4 program, we at EcoHome were already mulling over the idea of building a showcas...

Passive House on a Budget - The Damn Near Passive house
Passive House

The Un-certified but 'Damn Near' Passive House.

...build and certify to Passive House standards, found the additional cost needed to squeeze the last bit of energy from the total modelled consumption pretty prohibitive and decided to back off a bit. We found this interesting, and it's a good example of why we shouldn't look at any green building endeavour as an 'all or...

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 envelopes. Building codes are making you do stupid things. The laws of physics trump code. - Joe Lstiburek This article was inpired by building scientist Joe Lstiburek, one of the most globally trusted and well-known names in building science who has left an indelible mark on the building codes of the ...

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

Prefab & Modular Construction poised for dramatic growth in 2020

...build a house that costs next to nothing to operate at the same price as a traditional house, why would you build one any other way? " and why if looking to build an affordable modern LEED certified or Zero Net Energy home it makes sense to consider a prefab kit like these for Ontario, Quebec, Maine, New York, New Hamp...

$40k Interest-Free Loans for Green Home Renos, How to Apply Canada 2021
Grants and incentives

Greener Homes interest-free loan scheme 2021 Canada - the ultimate guide

...why we always encourage homeowners to educate themselves on the basics before choosing a green home builder, that way you know what to ask a contractor . You will find all the information you need for building and renovating in our green home building guide , and if you don’t find what you’re looking for check out ou...

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 was previously doing general construction in the Montreal region since 1985. Interest in resilience driven by natural disasters Alain had lived through two ...

Moving to the Countryside - How to make it Work
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Moving to the countryside? Here's how that can work...

...build junk houses in a manufacturing plant just as easily as all the junk houses being built in urban subdivisions, and you can build high end ones as well. It’s just a matter of choosing a quality build over mass produced low-quality homes that are built to minimum standards to maximize profits. Sorry to get on a ra...