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A lot goes into choosing a toilet. Here at the Ecohome Demo house, which earned Platinum under LEED Version 4, we considered 3 factors- water efficiency, performance and aesthetics.

Choosing performance toilets for a LEED home.

A floor is the physical contact point between you and your house. If your feet are cold you may need to compensate with a higher air temperature; it's in here where any added efficiency can be found.

The merits of a radiant floor - video

Comparing the performance of air source and ground source heat pumps at the Living City Campus Archetype Sustainable House.

Heat pumps: Ground source or air source, which one makes more sense?

Skylights offer natural light in a home but at a hefty energy cost and can cause problems in cold climates. Here are tips for selection and installation.

Skylights: an asset or a liability?

Finishing bathroom counter, floors and shower with slate tiles

Slate tile installation

Whether you are renovating or building a new home, our categorized guide pages can help you through the process. We have something for all projects, from location and design to finishing and landscaping.

Green building guide

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Boulevard FloWise toilet from American Standard
A lot goes into choosing a toilet. Here at the Ecohome Demo house, which earned Platinum under LEED Version 4, we considered 3 factors- water efficiency, performance and aesthetics...
Radiant floor heat in a bathroom
A floor is the physical contact point between you and your house. If your feet are cold you may need to compensate with a higher air temperature; it's in here where any added efficiency can be found...
Archetype Sustainable House at the Living City Campus
Comparing the performance of air source and ground source heat pumps at the Living City Campus Archetype Sustainable House. ..
cold climat sk
Skylights offer natural light in a home but at a hefty energy cost and can cause problems in cold climates. Here are tips for selection and installation. ..
Slate tile installation in bathrooom
Finishing bathroom counter, floors and shower with slate tiles..
DIY Lunos HRV air exchanger installation
The Lunos Heat Recovery Ventilation system (HRV) is a completely new approach to home ventilation, great for both new home construction and renovations...
60 Minutes On This Bicycle Can Power Your Home For 24 Hours
Would you exercise for an hour every day if the workout powered your home for twenty-four hours? ..
LEED Canada on the rise
Canada continues to demonstrate its progress in fighting climate change with 204 registered and 211 certified LEED projects in Canada between May and September 2015. This brings the current total number of LEED certified projects in Canada to 2,466 – second highest in the world...
Lunos Ceramic core Heat Recovery Ventilator
Lunos wall insert air exchangers offer alternative to conventional HRV systems..
DIY cork flooring installation
Cork as a finished flooring product: renewable, beautiful, comfortable and affordable...
Drainage planes and air spaces: Siding installation tips so your walls can dry...
The Edelweiss House, Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum
Canada Green Building Council President Thomas Mueller calls Ecohome's Edelweiss House "A phenomenal achievement"...