Standardized sustainable homes, enhancing Canada's housing landscape

The federal government has proposed a groundbreaking solution to the Canadian housing crisis: the establishment of a standardized home directory. 


Are pre-approved home design catalogue Canada, a good or bad idea? © Robe

World's first carbon-negative home built to withstand extreme weather

Beyond bricks and mortar: pPartanna's carbon-negative, storm-resistant 'tree-like' home offers self-sufficiency in this changing climate

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A Home for the World: Breathing Concrete for a Hopeful Future

State of New Jersey passes Tax Credits Bill for Lower Carbon Concrete

Bill S287 was signed on Jan 30th and signals State sanctioned incentives for the decarbonization of the concrete industry - including the supply, delivery and use of lower carbon concrete.


Bill S287 passed in New Jersey to encourage use of low carbon concrete in c

Natural gas vs propane, what is the difference and which is better?

High efficiency heat pumps and heat pump water heaters are the preferred option for green homes, if your home is too far from the natural gas supply or it's mobile home or tiny house, propane may be the only option...


Natural Gas vs Propane, which is best and what are the differences?

3D Printed Homes: Is this the Future of Residential Construction?

What is a 3D printed House? Ecohome takes a detailed look at the printed home idea using new technologies and gives its verdict on this innovative construction technique that is very popular in the media...


Could 3D printed homes be the future of green home building?

Simple and affordable ways to live more sustainably every day

Prompted by Earth Day, but firmly convinced that we can make better choices every day, here's an Ecohome checklist of easy ways to learn sustainable habits at home....

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Ecohome's top tips for living more sustainably.

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