Built green / Guides

Passive House wall system ; Larsen Trusses & dense-packed cellulose insulation
Wall assemblies - new construction

Larsen truss wall systems with double-stud construction & extra insulation for new homes & energy efficient home renovation

Larson truss wall systems for new green home building & renovations for max wall insulation A Larsen Truss is a type of lightweight & non structural double-s...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

Find out what's trending in 2020 for Green Home Construction

...built inside a city’s limits means one less house was built outside of them. 11. More options for Green building certifications Passive House certified home...

Lifestyle and environment

Resources and getting started

...built homes. It all comes down to design, and material choices. While it can be done at par or lower, that isn't always the case. On average, high performance...

Gabion walls can be used for building homes
Concrete and masonry

Gabion Walls - what is a gabion cage & how to build with them?

...green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide pages

Resilient Homes, why they're important in dealing with Climate Change
Lifestyle and environment

Resilient Homes; Why we need to build to withstand climate change events

...Built to Code" means "Built to Minimum Code" It is easy to believe that a brand new house that has met a provincial building code is ready to face climate cha...

Beautiful LEED home in Mulmur, Ontario.
LEED Homes

A beautiful lakeside LEED Platinum home

...Built of inert cementitious blocks that inhibit the growth of fungi and molds, the walls are finished with a natural clay plaster that requires no paint finish....

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum certified home - The Edelweiss House
LEED Homes

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum house - An EcoHome project checklist

...Green Building Guides A green building video series on our website And the EcoHome Green Building YouTube channel . More about LEED V4 certification Mor...

Natural Building Insulation Made of Grass - Eco-friendly, Green
Insulation and soundproofing

Non-toxic natural building insulation made of grass

...green homes grows, the demand for green building products increases, which naturally drives the price down. As a parting thought - another possible downside t...

Green building certifications

Powerhouse: the new standard for positive energy design

...Green Home Rating systems in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages .

custom kitchen renovation by River Woodworks
Kitchens

Formaldehyde-Free Green Kitchen cabinetry for a Non-toxic Home - Price Comparisons

...green no longer comes with the financial sacrifice it used to. What makes kitchen cabinets green? Countertops aside (and we suggest you consider making a Gr...

Blown-in fiberglass attic insulation
Grants and incentives

2016 budget renovation tax credits are good news for everyone, homeowner or not

...green energy jobs' that we hear so much talk about. And these jobs are not concentrated in one manufacturing sector or remote location; they are created exactly...