Working with an architect / Guides

Efficient green home design choices
Concept and design

Efficient home design, or how to design a home to use less energy

...an 800 watt heater. Having house plans drawn: Working with an architect: An architect will provide you with full professional services, meaning: design, c...

LEED Platinum prefabricated home Kit
LEED Homes

LEED® Platinum prefab kit home has superior air quality and performance

...an you share any comments on your experience with the LEED certification process? RS: It is important that the process be rigorous and independent with a stan...

Balanced insulation levels in a green home
Efficient home design

Insulation in Green Home Building, a balanced approach to putting it where it does the most good

...andomly, or would want an even level of concrete to hold back as much water as possible? You certainly wouldn't want an extremely high wall on one side and lowe...

Concept and design

Important tips for a successful build or renovation

...and in hand with not overestimating your own skills, as many owner/builders assume they can build larger without expanding a budget, by counting their own labou...

Commercial Living green roof on the Helen Schuler Nature centre
Roof coverings

Living green roofs: the secrets to success

...an anticipated maintenance costs, and an overall sense of disappointment. As a result of the dialog between the client, landscape architect and local plant supp...

Skygarden House home renovation in Toronto, Canadian Green Building winner
Real estate

This beautiful Renovation in Toronto is a Canadian Green Building Award Winner

...anadian Green Building Awards and is a great example of the kind of transformation and performance enhancement that is possible with dilapidated houses in urban...

Multi-unit Passive House for Heiltsuk First Nation on Campbell Island,
Passive House

Multi-unit Passive House for Heiltsuk First Nation in British Columbia

...ansportation by truck and barge also had to be understood, and the risks and uncertainties mitigated within a fixed-price quotation. One significant advantage o...

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

...and acoustic comfort (triple-pane windows transmit less sound than double pane). Chosen Triple-Glazed Window Brand: Elite doors and windows Low-maintena...

Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US
Concept and design

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of buying a new home?

...and acoustic comfort (triple-pane windows transmit less sound than double pane). Chosen Triple-Glazed Window Brand: Elite doors and windows Low-maintena...

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