Eco Homes / Guides

Moving to the Countryside - How to make it Work
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Moving to the countryside? Here's how that can work...

...EcoHome Green Building Guide pages . See LEED and Passive House ready prefab eco homes For Canada and the US How to design a home for thermal comfort and energy efficiency Zero Carbon homes - the Ecohome S1600 prefab comes close! Compare the carbon footprint of wood v steel vs. concrete building...

The Affordable Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab 2 Bed kit home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab 2 bed kit home

...homes take less materials to build than large homes, and they consume less energy to operate. Ergo, smaller homes are ‘greener’ homes. At least most of the time… Tiny houses are on one hand a great example of compact living, which reduces the carbon footprint of buildings, but the problem arises from the fact that th...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

All about green home certification programs & rating systems for USA & Canada

...homes, very poor performance 51 to 65 Older homes that have had upgrades 66 to 74 Homes built to provincial building codes 75 to 79 Energy efficient new homes 8 0 to 90 New homes built for extremely high performance and energy efficiency 91 to 100 Homes that use little or no energy at all Novoclimat (Quebec...

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

...homes when building new or renovating, & especially when going for Passive House certification & Designs , Passive Solar heating design , LEED certified 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 (2x more...

Laminate Kitchen countertops can be beautiful & green too - Counter by Formica
Kitchens

Choosing green kitchen countertops for sustainable homes Including LEED v4 & Passive House PHIUS+ certified

...homes , the market naturally follows suit. So thankfully it is becoming easier all the time to find green building products such as non-toxic and durable laminate countertops. Here are a few alternative sustainable kitchen counter options that we quite like for green homes with Passive House PHIUS+ certification or L...

Home construction
How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals

Hiring professionals or doing it yourself

...homes and kit homes: You can purchase a shell (four walls and a roof), and finish the inside yourself. This can be an interesting option for the beginner who wants to build their own home but is intimidated by the idea of taking on an entire building project. Manufacturers of prefabricated homes can help you with t...

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

...Homes here , in the EcoHome Guides Discover how to build more resilient, eco-friendly and efficient homes in the EcoHome Guides here...

stove hood bathroom fan central vac
Healthy indoor air quality

Removing dust and moisture from homes

...eco-friendly countertops , healthy zero-vox paints . Read more in the Ecohome building guide, North America's trusted resource for green home building . Thanks to our sponsors: Venmar NuTone Broan

LEED Platinum prefabricated home Kit
LEED Homes

LEED® Platinum prefab kit home has superior air quality and performance

...eco homes here : Architect designed prefabricated Passive House & LEED ready Kit Homes for Quebec, Ontario, New York, Vermont, Maine or New Hampshire Prefab & Modular Construction growing substantially market report reveals How to design a home that uses less energy Future-proof building techniq...

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab tiny house kit home
Tiny house

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab tiny house kit home

...homes take less materials to build than large homes, and they consume less energy to operate. Ergo, smaller homes are ‘greener’ homes. At least most of the time… Tiny houses are on one hand a great example of compact living, which reduces the carbon footprint of buildings, but the problem arises from the fact that th...

Tru Earth Eco strips laundry detergent reviews
Lifestyle and environment

Tru Earth Eco-Strip laundry soap reviewed as a liquid laundry detergent alternative

...Ecohome Green Building Guide pages - also, learn more about the benefits of a free Ecohome Network Membership here . *Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development For full disclosure - The Ecohome Network may, (or may indeed not), receive a referal commision if you order product via a link in ou...