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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 version 4 (V4.) This latter version of the LEED rating system involved a comprehensive overhaul and to ensure relevancy and adoption LEED v4 was reviewed a...

Blower Door Tests - What's the Cost & Who Does Them?
Air and vapour barriers

What is a blower door test? What's the cost? How do you find a company to do one?

...Buying better quality building tapes is also a very good idea; they stick better and last longer. Air sealing ventilation openings in the LEED Platinum Edel...

Decentralized Energy Generation for LEED, Passive House & Green Homes
Renewable energy

Which is the Best Type of Home Energy Generation for Green Homes?

...why you are losing water. That is certainly the case in regards to designing and building a new home, as the cost difference for going the minimum code "tradi...

Electric vehicle charging station
Commuting

Electric Vehicles getting help from the provinces

...why we still drive around at high speeds while sitting on a tank full of extremely explosive liquid, polluting the air we breathe and warming the planet. But, h...

custom kitchen renovation by River Woodworks
Kitchens

Formaldehyde-Free Green Kitchen cabinetry for a Non-toxic Home - Price Comparisons

...why does it matter? To improve the air quality of your home , that's why! “Indoor air quality” refers to the quality of the air in any home environment. The p...

Passive House certification - PHI or PHIUS? The Spring House Passive House
Passive House

Everything you need to know about Passive House certification

...LEED Certification, is still seen by many as an "elitist" club reserved for the wealthy. In many ways that's why EcoHome designed and built The Edelweiss House ...

How to Insulate Exterior Walls from the Outside US Canada Ecohome
Walls and Roofs

The easiest way to insulate walls from the exterior in older homes

...buy some packs of rigid insulation panels down at the local hardware store and screw them to your walls, but unless you understand how your existing walls are b...

The LEED Platinum Beachaus II in Vancouver, BC
LEED Homes

The Canada Green Building Council (CAGBC) Measures the Environmental Benefit of the LEED Certification Program.

...LEED project in 2005, the CaGBC collected data over the next eight years, measuring the direct impact LEED Canada made on various aspects of the environment, in...

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 Homes: While we were at it, we decided to have a look at the LEED criteria to see if it was feasible to achieve that certification as well. The LEED rati...

LEED Homes

The 19 LEED for Homes Prerequisites

This is designed to offer only an overview of the 19 LEED for homes prerequisites that must be met for certification. Not all categories have prerequisites, an...

Earthship in Taos, New Mexico, shame they don't work in cold climates
Concept and design

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...buy more foam boards to insulate the top of that 5 foot strip, for the entire length of the building, or the Thermal Wrap would do nothing at all. And more heat...