Eco Homes / Guides

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

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

...ecognise and choose greener homes - and with choice and competition these should progressively become more affordable, accelerating the number of new home builders and owners who demand better homes - Ecohome hopes that these Net Zero certification schemes will establish common grounds for qualification all the same. ...

How to Find & Order In-Stock Essential Products Online COVID-19 & Coronavirus

Life Hacks to help stay Eco during COVID-19 Quarantine & Ordering Online

...eco-friendly choices in their homes and day-to-day life is all part of what we do but especially so at the moment. Ordering stuff online is getting hard! As soon as we started looking online for products we would need , to check stock and make sure our suggestions were going to be possible to do, we were suprised t...

How to Build With Less Wood for Best Performance
Wood and organic materials

How to build high performance homes with less lumber

...homes sound like a low-quality option due to a preconceived notion you have about modular houses, think again because modern prefab homes are often better than site built homes. You can see our LEED and Passive House-ready prefab kit house models here ; each models performs considerable better than code and usually for...

Passively-heated off-grid LEED Gold home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid living blog part 6 - energy modeling projections and real performance

...homes blog here, the overview . or post 2 in the off-grid homes blog here covering design and construction choices . or here see post 3 in the off grid homes blog about off grid power generation and here see post 4 all about off-grid heating systems and for part 5, all about off-grid home appliances, mechanical & other...

A Tiny House for sale locally set me thinking, should I buy a Tiny Home?
Tiny house

ARE TINY HOUSES FOR SALE LOCALLY A GOOD CHOICE FOR A FIRST HOME?

...homes & legal Tiny Houses in Toronto What are the laws in Washington State for Tiny Homes? Are shipping container Tiny homes good or bad? Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide or to learn more about the benefits of a free Ecohome Network Membership, see here . ...

Efficient green home design choices
Concept and design

Efficient home design, or how to design a home to use less energy

...Eco homes may include features like geothermal heating, wind power and solar panels, but these are not the defining features of green living. They come in second, and some you can even do without. A green home starts with being well-designed, well-insulated, and if possible, has glazing oriented to the south for passiv...

Choosing a home and neighbourhood
Real estate

Shopping for a home? Some tips for finding the right house and neighbourhood

...EcoHome Green Building Guide and in the following 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 Moving to the country? Find out how to make that work! Compare the carbon footprint of wood v steel vs. ...

Fire retardants in furniture are intended to slow flames
Interior design and furnishing

Flame retardants in furnishings - an unnecessary and serious health risk

...homes with: children's toys, curtains, carpets, mattresses, sofas, electronics, plastic, etc. How flame retardants work: The chemicals generally used as flame retardants are part of the family of halogens; chlorine and bromine for example. When these chemicals are exposed to extreme heat, they decompose quickly and...

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

...eco-friendly, healthy, durable floors See this 90 year old reclaimed red pine floor refinished with zero VOC floor oil Rice based formaldehyde free MDF alternatives Find more about green home construction in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages - also, learn more about the benefits of a free Ecohome...

Tips for finding a reliable green home builder
How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals

How to choose a home-building contractor

...Ecohome Guide How much insulation does a basement need - EcoHome Guide How to finish the exterior of Insulated basements and slabs - Ecohome Video Guide Why is a Slab-on-grade Foundation more Eco-Friendly than a Basement? - EcoHome Discussions

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

Prefab & Modular Construction poised for dramatic growth in 2020

...Ecohabitation organization in Quebec, including affordable prefab Rancher style eco homes here for the Abri range .. Learn more about Prefab Homes As one of our founders Mike Reynolds says in the Ecohome trailer video on our YouTube channel (see below or here) " If you can build a house that costs next to nothing...