Durable home construction / Guides

Choosing a building envelope
Wall assemblies - new construction

Choosing a building envelope - starting with the perfect wall

...homes: Prefab home construction image via Wikimedia In years past Pre-fab homes were generally just 2x6 framing, and weren't known for high performance,...

Renovate, Remodel or Rebuild? How to choose which is Best for Homes
Wall assemblies - renovation

Should I be renovating my home or tearing it down & rebuilding?

...home, maybe inherit an old home, or are just tired of living in an old home and aren’t sure of the best course of action. We toil over the same decision with ol...

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

Poly vapour barriers in air conditioned houses can cause mold and rot
Healthy indoor air quality

Why you should Never Install Air-Con in a Home with a Vapor Barrier

...homes are now equipped with air conditioning, the first and most important step in new home construction would be to stop including polyethylene vapor barriers ...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

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

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

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

Non-toxic natural building insulation made of grass

...homes How to find formaldehyde-free kitchen cabinetry materials Visit the EcoHome Green Building Guide pages and learn how to build more durable, he...

High efficiency wood stoves
Wood stove and biomass heat

Heating with wood and biomass fuel

...home construction, a footing is often poured for the stove at the same time as for foundations. Fires in a masonry heater can burn hotter than in a metal stov...

Tesla Solar Roof Tiles installation just got easier
Solar photovoltaic

Tesla solar roof gains ground with target of 1000 solar roofs / week

...home construction as well as replacing old roof coverings, 1000 homes a week is still a drop in the bucket. But, no one else has dropped anything quite this coo...

Interior sheathing as air & vapor barriers in wood frame construction
Air and vapour barriers

Interior sheathing as an air and vapour or vapor barrier

...home construction in most of Canada. But in order to act in that role, it needs to be on the inside. Sheathing provides a necessary structural strength to hou...

All About Hemp Wood Flooring, How it's Made, Where to Buy?
Flooring and stairs

Natural non-toxic hemp flooring by HempWood & Tennessee Wood Flooring

...home construction in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages - also, learn more about the benefits of a free Ecohome Network Membership here .

Rendering of River District Sustainable housing development In Vancouv
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Vancouver developer leads the way to more sustainable communities

...construction details we normally aren't interested in, and provide homeowners with valuable insight into the inner workings of their home. This helps the future...