Eco insulation / Guides

Low Carbon Concrete - Lowering the Carbon Footprint of Eco Homes
Concrete and masonry

Low-carbon concrete by CarbonCure Canada - lowering the carbon footprint of buildings

...insulation , hemp insulation , insulated wood fiberboard panels , MDF panels made from rice , and other wood products such as formaldehyde-free OSB or plywood . There is a growing trend in the green home building industry to use more eco-friendly building materials, and due to that demand, more manufacturers are show...

Why Building Affordable Eco Homes is Important
Efficient home design

Why building an affordable family home today means choosing to build a Green Home

...eco homes Resilient design features for sustainable new home construction Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide pages or to learn more about the benefits of a free Ecohome Network Membership, see here .

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

Earthship in Taos, New Mexico, shame they don't work in cold climates
Concept and design

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...insulation so far back means you now need to buy more eco-friendly styrofoam insulation boards to insulate the top of that 5 foot strip, for the entire length of the building, or the Thermal Wrap would do nothing at all. And more heat will also escape through the top insulation, so the only tangible result of that desi...

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

...EcoHome Green Building Guide or to learn more about the benefits of a free Ecohome Network Membership, see here .

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

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

...insulation panels. I know it’s a hard one to wrap your head around, but XPS foam panels are poised to become 1400 times LESS polluting, so when that happens it will become a viable option for sustainable and ecologically responsible home building. Ecohome readers will be the first to know when the new panels hit th...

Insulating crawlspaces as part of home renovation
Crawl spaces

How to insulate crawlspaces properly as part of renovating an older home

...ecommendations for how to deal with moisture and heat loss only, and provide only an anecdotal overview of how to deal with radon gas . We would recommend having your air tested for radon, and if it is above Health Canada’s recommended safe levels ( 200 Bq /m³), please see our pages on radon gas mitigation in crawlspac...

Real estate

Are you selling a house? Here are the top 10 things homebuyers look for

...insulation. Check to see how much insulation there is and that it is done properly. Read more about how to insulate an attic. Repairing or replacing windows: This is a tricky topic - you don't often get your money back out of a window replacement unless they were in very bad condition. Sometimes repair is a more sens...

Tiny House living in cold climates - one of the best tiny homes on wheels
Tiny house

Tiny Houses - Living in Cold Climates

...insulation . The wall thickness and levels of insulation vary slightly, with the weakest point of the wall being R48, which is about double that of your typical new home under construction. Ben's Tiny House Plans: A Having done a 3D computer model of the building shape made it possible to use the CNC machine ...

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

...EcoHome Green Building Guide or to learn more about the benefits of a free Ecohome Network Membership, see here .

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

...insulation. It would not have been that difficult or expensive to add thicker layers of rigid foam insulation or use a solar heated super insulated passive house floor slab form kit , and I'm fairly sure that it would have been cost-effective to do this upgrade. I guess that one advantage of the current state of things...