School programs

Ecohome has worked with numerous schools, adapting content to meet individual needs. Our programs are intended to make fundamental building science and the principles of green building easy to understand, and inspire students and teachers to design homes for maximum durability and energy efficiency.

Examples of some of our programs:

  • Advanced building envelopes
  • Techniques for building airtight homes
  • Passive home design and energy modeling
  • Achieving Net Zero Energy and Net Zero Heat
  • Indoor air quality: materials and techniques that ensure a healthy living environment
  • LEED exam study course


Western Quebec School Board

Students and staff found your presentation interesting, informative, and enlightening. Our carpentry students now have a better understanding of eco home building principles and will be able to incorporate these techniques into their projects. Judging by the way our students responded to your presentation, you definitely got them thinking seriously about building healthy, energy efficient and environmentally friendly houses. Presentations like yours should be a required component of every carpentry course.

Rick Johnston
Coordinator/Teacher, Carpentry Program
WQSB, Maniwaki ,Quebec

Vanier College, Montreal QC

I brought my building envelope students to an Ecohome workshop on passive heating and cooling, and I could tell by the discussion that ensued how engaged the students were. Ecohome reinforced many core principles I try to instill in my students, that simple is better than complicated, and that we need to break away from what we *think* we know about building performance and take advantage of lessons learned from the successes and failures of what has been built in the past. It's great content and I hope to do it again with future classes.

Jeff Johnston, Arch. Tech., B. Arch.
Faculty of Careers and Technical Programs,
Architectural Technology,
Vanier CEGEP/College
New Frontiers School Board (NFSB), Ormstown, QC
Ecohome is well into a long term project with NFSB, helping facilitate a student-built LEED home that will be donated to Habitat for Humanity. The project is called 'Our House' and is helping NFSB position themselves as the green building school of Quebec.
Graduating students will have participated in the building of a custom designed, high performance multi-family home with its sights on the highest LEED rating possible, one that will provide homes for two families in need. Learn more through their ongoing video documentation of the design and build.


The Ecohome expertise has helped tremendously with our “Our House” project. The cutting edge environmentally friendly building techniques that the Ecohome team has passed along to our staff, students and community is improving our knowledge base in order to keep up with the latest in eco-trends construction.

We feel very fortunate to have a knowledgeable and committed partner such as Ecohome in this community building endeavor.

Chuck Halliday

NFSB Development Agent