Durable home construction / Guides

LEED Platinum home certification FAQ
LEED Homes

LEED Certification for Homes - Frequently Asked Questions

...homes , and some home insurance companies offer discounts as well, since LEED homes are more durable than homes built simply to provincial building code. Certai...

PSI

Case Study: Kenogami House, Saguenay, Quebec

...Durable, User friendly, Resilient and Engaging. This split level home was built on a 6 inch thick concrete slab-on-grade (insulated to R60) and is as durable as...

Concept and design

How to stay on budget when building a home

...construction company specializing in the design and construction of green homes. Patrick is trained in business administration and information management, and i...

Grants and incentives

Green building financial incentives

...homebuyers were willing to pay an additional $10,000 for a ‘green home’, compared to only 22% in 2008. Demand for more efficient homes is rising, making an even...

Building Green Homes on a Budget is Possible - Our top tips
Planning and Design

Top tips for planning and building a green home on a budget

...home construction Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide pages

Free Energy Audits, Net Zero Home Grants & Interest Free Home Renovation Loans
Grants and incentives

0% loans & Grants for Green Home Renovations & Construction - A Boost for Canadians in 2020

...home that saves you money . An energy-efficient home is a more durable home, a durable home lasts longer, requires less maintenance and has a higher resale valu...

Real estate

Evaluating a home before purchase: how to recognize value and potential problems

...homes , evaluating ahome before buying , finding the right neighbourhood ,and everything you need to know about green home renovations and upgrades in the Ecoho...

Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US
Concept and design

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of buying a new home?

...homes & Zero Energy Homes all of which is accomodated in the design of the EcoHome prefab kit homes which incorporate the following. Triple-glazed windows (...

Naugler House: the most energy efficient Passive House design in New Brunswick
Efficient home design

New Brunswick's most energy efficient home is Passive House designed

...construction see here , from the EcoHome Green Building Guides , on North America's favorite green building website - EcoHome.net... Finished Pass...

Siding Choices - Board and batten siding
Exterior cladding

Choosing the right exterior siding for fitting, cost comparisons & appearance

...durable walls From the EcoHome Green Building Guides - in North America's favorite Sustainable Construction website... EcoHome.net

Which wood is best for framing timber frame construction in homes?
Wall assemblies - new construction

Lumber choices for wood frame construction - choosing timber for framing & building homes

...homes , learn more about framing timber for homes in the specific Guide Section devoted to Wood & Organic Materials for high efficiency home construction here, ...