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Ecodrain is the first company we've seen to turn greywater heat recovery units on their side, making heat recovery option where it might not have been before.

A new design in greywater heat recovery

A case study by Alex Wilson of the Resilient Design Institute on Ecohome's Kenogami House in Northern Quebec

"The Most Resilient House in North America"

When one section of a wall conducts heat much quicker than another, we refer to it as a thermal bridge, and that can greatly reduce the overall R value of a wall.Thermal breaks are the solution.

What is a thermal bridge and why is it so important to break it?

Your choice of windows will have a big impact on both your comfort and your heating bill. Here is a guide to walk you through all the intimidating jargon you will face when making those decisions.

What to look for when choosing windows

A heat recovery ventilation system (HRV) is essential for fresh air in a well-sealed home. The Lunos is a high efficiency model serving new homes and finally offering a suitable option for retrofitting older homes.

Lunos: an evolutionary leap in Heat Recovery Ventilation

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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Ecodrain greywater recovery unit
Ecodrain is the first company we've seen to turn greywater heat recovery units on their side, making heat recovery option where it might not have been before...
Kenogami house Best Resilient Design
A case study by Alex Wilson of the Resilient Design Institute on Ecohome's Kenogami House in Northern Quebec..
Energy modeling simulation of heat loss through thermal bridging
When one section of a wall conducts heat much quicker than another, we refer to it as a thermal bridge, and that can greatly reduce the overall R value of a wall.Thermal breaks are the solution...
Triple pane durable and high performance windows
Your choice of windows will have a big impact on both your comfort and your heating bill. Here is a guide to walk you through all the intimidating jargon you will face when making those decisions. ..
Lunos Ceramic core Heat Recovery Ventilator
A heat recovery ventilation system (HRV) is essential for fresh air in a well-sealed home. The Lunos is a high efficiency model serving new homes and finally offering a suitable option for retrofitting older homes. ..
Ecohome Demo House remote wall system
The wall system for our Demo House has the majority of insulation on the exterior of sheathing. This gives us better thermal protection, drying capabilities and an airtight building envelope...
Slab-on-grade  for Ecohome's upcoming video building guide
This page follows the progress so far on our Demonstration House and detailing home orientation and slab construction techniques. ..
The Ufogel tiny house in Austria
Great living in small spaces -The Tiny House Movement seems to be very much alive in Austria...
Rendering of the Ecohome demonstration house
Ecohome's first demo house will be used as a vehicle to launch a free online building guide series detailing best practices for high performance, cold climate home construction...
Off grid, passively heated and cooled house in the Gatineau Hills, Quebec
When you're a long way from the amenities of civilization, employing both active and passive solar strategies can provide security, independence and just good living in general. ..
Snohetta Zero Energy Building in Norway
Insulation saves heat and energy, but it takes energy to make it. A Zero Energy Building counts that embodied energy when determining its energy efficiency...
Container house
Despite the best of intentions of their owners and builders, a container house may not be the ecological choice you think it is. Here is a look at some of the less talked about realities of container house living...