Homebuilding and Construction
Alternative Home Construction
||Canadian Codes Centre - Institute for Research in Construction|
IRC's Canadian Codes Centre plays a vital role in code development by providing technical and administrative support to the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes.
||Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes|
The CCBFC oversees the work of a number of technical standing committees, whose members apply their experience to develop and improve the codes that protect the health and safety of Canadians.
Environmental Health and Green Building
The EnviroHome Initiative was established in 1994 by the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) and TD Canada Trust to recognize and support innovative new home builders who are committed to offering consumers homes that are “better for you, better for your community and better for the environment”.
Using proven, “here and now” products and innovations, EnviroHome projects are built to demanding technical and environmental requirements that include R-2000 certification.
To find out more about the EnviroHome Initiative and these exceptional homes, visit the web site: www.envirohome.chba.ca
Energy Efficient / Green Building
- Buildingweb - Promoting intelligent building methods and materials for a sustainable future.
- Canadian Sustainable Energy Web Site
- Center for Resourceful Building Technology (US) - The NCAT Center for Resourceful Building Technology is dedicated to promoting environmentally responsible practices in construction, and provides information on resource efficient building materials.
- Earth Energy Society of Canada
- EcoEnergies (US) - EcoEnergies is a quality-oriented company that designs, constructs, delivers and maintains renewable energy power systems and related energy efficiency products using wind, solar, small hydro and other "green power" and energy efficiency technologies.
- Green Building Information Council
- Green Building Case Studies (US) - Sustainable building case studies of buildings in California incorporating sustainable features in their design presented by the California Integrated Waste Management Board.
- Green Development Links, Rocky Mountain Institute (US)
- International Initiative for Sustainable Built Environment
- Natural Resources Canada, Office of Energy Efficiency
- R-2000 Home Program
- Smart Communities Network (US) - Creating energy smart communities.
- Renewable Energy of Plum Hollow - Renewable Energy of Plum Hollow has become Eastern Ontario's leader in sustainable energy and resource conservation technology. We are committed to helping you find practical ways to incorporate "appropriate technologies" into your lifestyle.
- REPP-CREST (US) - The Renewable Energy Policy Project (REPP) and the Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology (CREST) are dedicated to delivery of information and research in sustainable energy and development.
- Sustainable Architecture, Building & Culture (US)
- Sustainable Building Resource (Italy)
- CHMC: Fighting Mold — The Homeowners' Guide
- EPA's Indoor Air Quality Home Page (US)
- Canadian Home Builders' Association: EnviroHome - If you are looking for a new home that is exceptionally comfortable, healthy to live in, more energy efficient and better for the environment, then take a close look at the EnviroHome projects presented here.
- Health Canada
- Health Canada: Indoor Air Quality
- Healthy Homes
- Healthy House Institute (US)
- Medallion Healthy Homes of Canada Inc.
- Generation PV - Generation PV is a leading supplier of professional power systems and components.
- Solarjoules - We are a retail company specializing in the design and supply of complete solar hot water solutions to home, cottage and swimming pool owners.
- SolarSense.com - A division of ARISE Technologies, features a complete line of portable solar products including NOMAD series complete portable solar energy systems, plus resources & info on the benefits of solar power.
- Solar Energy International
- Solar Energy Society of Canada
- Canadian Wind Energy Association
- Éole: Les éoliennes et l'énergie du vent
- PicoTurbine (US) - Site for free plans and low-cost educational kits for wind energy
- Windsong Renewable Energy Systems - Specializing in solar and wind alternative power systems.
Related Web Sites
- ASH-Autonomous & Sustainable Housing Inc. - Consulting company. Note: Site is still under construction.
- CANMET Energy Technology Centre - Ottawa
- Canadian Society of Landscape Architects
- Energy Source Builder - The Energy Source Builder newsletter past issue articles. Published from 1989 to 1997, they are filled with nuts-and-bolts information on building energy-efficient homes.
- Enermodal Engineering - Enermodal Engineering is a consulting firm committed to improving the energy and resource efficiency of buildings and building products.
- Environmental Building News
- Home Energy Magazine
- Home Power Magazine
- Society of Environmental Journalists - SEJ is the world's largest organization of journalists who cover the environment. This web site includes back issues of the quarterly SEJournal and biweekly TipSheet, a calendar of environmental events, a database of environmental links, a gallery of environmental journalism, and directions for contacting SEJ members.
- SustainableBusiness.com - The center for green (clean) business and environmental technologies. Economy, news, resources, insight and inspiration to accelerate momentum toward a green economy. Sections include green dream jobs, events, stocks, sustainable business news, business connections, sustainable business insider magazine, sustainable business week in review newsletter, progressive investor newsletter, resource directory for sustainable business.
Home Builder's Associations
||Ontario Home Builders' Association|
Whether you want to source a builder, renovator, supplier or service, you'll find them here if they're one of the 3400 Ontario Home Builders' Association members.
||Greater Toronto Home Builders' Association|
Members of the Greater Toronto Home Builders' Association believe and affirm that Canadian homes should be well designed, well constructed, and well located in attractive communities, with educational, recreational, religious and shopping facilities conveniently accessible.
Home Building Related Organizations
New Home Warranty Programs
||Ontario New Home Warranty Program|
The Ontario New Home Warranty Program (ONHWP) protects new home buyers by ensuring they receive the benefits of their builder's warranty. ONHWP also regulates and licences all builders of new homes and condominiums in Ontario.
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