This page offers Green Building Advice, Standards, and Resources. Sustainable Building, Energy Conservation, and Renewable Energy are huge aspects of green building and can be found on other pages on this site. See examples of a ‘Passive House’, Off-Grid building, and Sustainable Communities, and more below.
Wikipedia on Green Building: “Green building (also known as green construction or sustainable building) refers to both a structure and the using of processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life-cycle: from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition.”
List of green/sustainable building links, resources, organizations, jobs, courses and events.
Canadian Green Building Council (CaGBC)
Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) is a rating system that is recognized as the international mark of excellence for green building in 150 countries.
Green Building Education, Training, Courses, Workshops & Events in Canada:
Planet Friendly Green Building Events, Workshops, Courses
Green Building Jobs:
More: Canadian green job sites
A “Passive House is a rigorous, voluntary standard for energy efficiency in a building, reducing its ecological footprint. It results in ultra-low energy buildings that require little energy for space heating or cooling.” (wikipedia)
It is great to see Zero-energy building and Low-energy building as a new trend and standard. Rising energy costs and an increasing ‘green’ sensibility are resulting in more and more buildings being outfitted to be eco-friendly and cost-efficient.
Net Zero Building or Zero-energy Building is defined on Wikipedia as “building with zero net energy consumption, meaning the total amount of energy used by the building on an annual basis is roughly equal to the amount of renewable energy created on the site”.
Natural Resources Canada (article)
Lists of Ecovillages & Eco-Communities:
Wikipedia’s List of Ecovillages
Ecovillages listed on EcoProperty Canada – eco-houses/homes, buildings, property, real estate for sale or rent in Canada
Diggers and Dreamers – A Guide to Communal Living in Britain
EnergyRates.ca: Canadian Business and Residential Energy Rate Comparison