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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

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

...LEED for Homes: Originating in the USA, LEED is currently the most prolific green building rating system and stands for; Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design - created by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). To quote the U.S Office of Federal Environmental Executive, “green building’ is defined as the pr...

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 ...

Slab-on-grade construction technical guide
Slab on Grade

Slab-on-grade technical guide

...building materials like high performance insulation, you can eliminate many tons of greenhouse gas emissions from your building materials as well as during the future operation of the home. Slab-on-grade construction is a somewhat uncommon method of home building that replaces the conventional foundation wall and bas...

Building Climate Zones USA & Canada Maps Help with Specification of Homes
Planning and Design

Climate Zones in USA & Canada for Building Homes

...why building better, affordable eco homes is important in different climate zones in USA & Canada ... Find more pages about sustainable and resilient green building techniques here : Changing homes in a changing climate Why green homes are best for climate extremes Why we need to build green homes t...