Eco insulation / Guides

Spray Foam Insulation - Is it Good or Toxic & Dangerous?
Insulation and soundproofing

Is spray foam insulation a good choice for your home? Or a toxic recipe for disaster?

...insulation. Why is that? Well, it works - at least in some ways. Spray foam manufacturers’ marketing departments have worked very hard to distract us from the potentially sketchier aspects of spray foam. This has been quite successful, as it has become a very popular insulation choice for renovation projects, and eve...

The LEED Platinum infill house in Toronto
Real estate

Farnham Avenue House

...ecoHouse Canada , Winter 2014/15 issue. Kyle England is an architect with William Dewson Architects, www.dewson.com. Farnham Avenue House is a single-family detached residential infill project. Some of the eco-friendly design aspects are time honoured such as, vertical ventilation and natural daylight shafts,...

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home is affordably Close
Planning and Design

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home gets affordably Close

...Ecohabitation Eco-Habitat S1600 prefab kit home was designed by PARA-SOL Architecture & Development and built by Batiment Pre-Fab Inc. The experts of Ecohabitation recently calculated the total carbon footprint of this surprisingly affordable prefab eco home, which takes a significant step in the right direction toward...

Affordable green prefab homes - contemporary rancher style - Abri 1850 BV
Architecture and plan design

Prefab Homes for Sale - Beautiful & Sustainable - Available Now

...eco homes in the growing range from Ecohabitation in Montreal. Created by the renowned eco-conscious Architects Studio MMA Architecture & Design, and manufactured by Batiment Prefab Inc of Quebec, these homes are exceptional value for money being priced in $CAD, especially at this level of specification, sustainability...

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...

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?

...Insulation levels are almost twice the standards required under Part 11 of the Quebec Building Code Wood fiber insulation boards on the exterior as a continuous insulation layer Chosen High-Performance Wall Brands : Dörken Delta membranes Climatizer Insulation, high density cellulose insulation High-efficie...

Slab on grade or a foundation and basement?
Foundation choices

Slab-on-grade vs foundation and crawlspace or basement

...Ecohome Guide Best practices for basement construction - 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

Correctly installed Triple pane south facing windows on Ecohome's Demo House
Windows and doors

Installing doors & windows for the best performance in high efficiency homes, LEED & Passive House

...EcoHome as a free member as we often have member-only offers on Eco-Friendly EIFS products. How to Install Windows & Doors Correctly The following window and door installation tips will improve any building structure , whether a new home build, or a DIY home renovation. All the same, as EcoHome is all about LEED, P...

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?

...insulation on the exterior of the vapour barrier in order to keep it within the warmer section of the wall assembly. REMOTE wall exterior insulation can be used for home renovations © Ecohome With enough insulation on the exterior of the wall you can also safely add batt insulation in the stud bays to further i...

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

...insulation in Canada & USA How to choose 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, ...

MDF Formaldehyde Free Alternatives - Made from Rice Stalks
Healthy indoor air quality

The formaldehyde-free MDF non-toxic alternative made of natural rice-stalks

...eco-friendly alternatives to MDF made with natural materials, including hemp rigid board panels and plant-based rigid foam panels. But rice, which ranks second in terms of grain production worldwide, offers a great opportunity to make use of agricultural waste materials that are currently an ecological burden. So, th...