Green Building Practices

GLCHTS collects, develops and shares information on Green Building Practices applicable to Galiano Island. Please contact us to suggest additions.

Green building models and resources on Galiano Island

Green Dwelling – Model 1

Links to Green Building resources on the web

BuildSmart – Sustainable Buildings Solutions

Whole Building Design | Whole Building Design Guide

UBC Emerging Green Builders

Overview – Greening the BC Building Code – Building and Safety Standards Branch – Housing and Construction Standards

BC Housing – Energy Standards & Sustainability

Solar Communities | SolarBC

BC Sustainable Energy Association | Building a Sustainable Energy Future for British Columbia

BC Hydro – Bigger rebate for energy-efficient homes

Tofino Rain Water Collection, Tofino Event Workshop, Rain Water Harvest, Rain Water Collection System Setup, Tofino, BC

ecoACTION – Home Page

Bosch Geothermal Heat Pumps | Why Geothermal? | Heating & Cooling Solutions | Renewable Energy | Bo

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Nova Independent Resources Ltd.

Housing and Construction Standards

New Adaptable Housing Standards in the BC Building Code – Bylaws that Include Building Standards – Building and Safety Standards Branch – Housing and Construction Standards

Welcome to Eljen Corporation

CMHC — Programs and Financial Assistance

Premier Plastics Inc.

LockState LS-60i Internet Thermostat (LockState LS-60i), All Products

Nest Thermostat | Inhabitat – Green Design Will Save the World

Edible Landscapes | Home

Permaculture Bc | OUR Ecovillage

OUR Ecovillage flickr photos of natural building, permacutlure, organic gardening | OUR Ecovillage

Permaculture Design and Sustainable Living Skills Immersion | Aprovecho

Optimal solar panel angle « Ken's Techno Tidbits

50 straw bale house plans

Passive Solar Design Primer

Log and Timber Works Timberframe Homes and Structures, B.C., Canada

Alaska Log Cabins

Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance

Office of Energy Efficiency (OEE)

Radiantec Radiant Heat,under floor radiant heating systems

Radiantec Radiant Heating Sample Project Costs and Estimates

Hydronic Radiant Floor Heating | CMHC

Basement Floor Radiant Heating System

BC Rebate Grants – Government of Canada – BC Government Rebates

Home | EcoLiving

Plans for Passive Solar Homes

Want a house plan that's customized, energy efficient, AND affordable?

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An Energy Efficient Tiny House That Sets Up in Hours | greenUPGRADER

Small House Society – Designers & Builders |


Little Green Buildings – Easy to build sheds, barns, cabins and kit homes using SIPs

Timber frames make wonderful small homes, energy efficient homes

Sweat-Equity, building a house at half cost

Habitat for Humanity fact sheet (frequently asked questions) — Habitat for Humanity Int'l

CMHC Quick Reference — Mortgage Loan Insurance Products

Roof surface & area | Rain Harvesting

WELL – Resource Centre Network for Water, Sanitation and Environmental Health

Rain Barrels | Rain Barrel Parts, Rain Barrel Accessories, Rain Water

Rainwater Harvesting and Grey Water Reuse (CMHC Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)

Alternative Building Materials Little House on a Small Planet: Simple Homes, Cozy Retreats, and Energy Efficient Possibilities (9781592288687): Shay Salomon, Nigel Valdez, Frances Moore Lappe: Books

The Cons of Green Building – from ecomii

Alternative Housing: Eco-friendly Homes

The Pros and Cons of Cargo Container Architecture | ArchDaily

Digging for the Green: Underground Architecture and Sustainable Design

Green Home Building: Sustainable Architecture: Recycle Materials

Pros and cons of alternative insulation

Windows and Glazing | Whole Building Design Guide

Ground source heat pumps explained

Solar Water Heating Projects and Plans

geothermal heat pump resource – Home

Heat Pump Grants BC – Government of Canada – Heat Pump Rebates

Alternative Energy Project: My Inexpensive “Do It Yourself” Geothermal Cooling System:

SS Credit 5.1

Sustainable site development

Achieving Sustainable Site Design through Low Impact Development Practices | Whole Building Design Guide

LEED | Vancouver Island University (VIU)

LEED | Vancouver Island University (VIU)

Green Products | Inhabitat – Green Design Will Save the World

Where to Buy Terra Lana Products

Beechcraft Floor Plan 768 Square Feet | Cowboy Log Homes

Designer's Choice House Plans

Galiano Land & Community Housing Trust Society (Affordable Housing)


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