Commercial / Guides

Prefab & Modular Construction is Booming for Sustainable Homes
Planning and Design

Prefab & Modular Construction poised for dramatic growth in 2020

...commercial warehousing to experience a growing number of prefabricated or modular construction projects. Ecohome's thoughts on prefab & modular construction i...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

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

...commercial building owners to disclose the energy efficiency performance to tenants and buyers. It should come as little surprise that a discouraging amount o...

Are Laminate Countertops Good for Sustainable Green Counters in Homes?

Are laminate countertops good for a sustainable green home?

...commercial production of melamine usually employs urea as a starting material. Urea is broken down to cyanuric acid, which then can be reacted to form melamine....

Efficient home design

Phase change building materials - natural heat storage in buildings

...commercially available phase change drywall and other building materials, we first came across Thermal Core, a drywall product said to contain microscopic acryl...

Healthy indoor air quality

The impact of ambient fragrances on our health

...commercials for magical little 'air fresheners' that are said to stop odours that originate through pets, cooking and general human habitation. And there are a ...

Mixed interior room lighting

Home lighting design

...commercial bulbs, leaving a greenish hue. Light temperature chart via Ecolite Squarespace The quality and colour of light affects us more than most peop...

Polished concrete floors and counters
Paints, finishes and natural coatings

Finishing concrete floors with silicate densifiers

...commercial warehouse floor; any additional finishing sealer will peel and chip if it sees a lot of heavy use. Applying an additional sealer is an option for res...

Hawaii Preparatory Academy Energy Laboratory
Living Building Challenge

What is the Living Building Challenge?

...Commercial (Business or Mercantile), Assembly, Educational, Institutional C. Light Industrial (Factory, Storage) Pedestrian-oriented communities are optimiz...

Ecohome's Kenogami House 'The Most Resilient Home in North America'
Concept and design

Resilient design features for new home construction

...commercial building industry to provide us with homes that we assume meet some realistic standard of resilience. They do to an extent, but a very minor extent. ...