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LEED Homes

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...EcoAmmo Stephani Carter [email protected] T: (780) 466-7616 Toll Free: 1 (866) 430-7616 Suite 102, 10436-81Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T6E 1X6 British Columbia: E3 Eco Group Inc. Troy Glasner [email protected] T: (604) 874-3715 1400-150...

60 Minutes On This Bicycle Can Power Your Home For 24 Hours (In Theory Anyhow)
Renewable energy

Can you really power your home with a bicycle generator?, and looks like fun too, then we love passing it along. Hence this post on the bicycle generator - rather than drive to a gym to get your exercise, how about having a pedal-powered phone charger at home? Pedal powered electricity generation Talk about a way to ease any device-time guilt - power your TV...

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum certified home - The Edelweiss House
LEED Homes

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum house - An EcoHome project checklist

...Ecohome Rooms are flooded with light with carefully placed windows © Ecohome Local slate was used for the bathroom floor & walls, as were low flow eco-friendly taps & toilet © Ecohome

Decentralized Energy Generation for LEED, Passive House & Green Homes
Renewable energy

Which is the Best Type of Home Energy Generation for Green Homes? way of creating energy? Fight climate change and get in shape at the same time! Read More about Off-Grid and Net Zero Homes here, in the EcoHome Guides

Shou sugi ban carbonized wood siding
Exterior cladding

Shou sugi ban carbonized wood siding from Japan, what is it & how to make it?

...econd coat of oil at this point is recommended. You'd need to be okay with slight variations in colour and consistency if you want to try this yourself, but if you really want it uniform in colour, it is best purchased from a professional manufacturer. Alternatively, reclaimed timber could also be an Eco-Friendly Sho...

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...

Electric Heaters - is heating with electric an eco-friendly option?
Heating with electricity

Heating with electricity

...econd largest producer of hydroelectricity. The thing with Electric heating though in new or renovated Green high efficiency homes and when looking for heating zero energy homes , is that as the percentage of electricity generation by renewable sources increases, so does your heating system by default reduce it's car...

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. ...

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

Flame retardants in furnishings - an unnecessary and serious health risk 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...

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 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? & 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 . ...