Eco-friendly materials / Guides

custom kitchen renovation by River Woodworks
Kitchens

Formaldehyde-Free Green Kitchen cabinetry for a Non-toxic Home - Price Comparisons

...eco-friendly building materials, the cost comes down considerably. 'Eco' products are mainstream now, so they are consistently becoming more affordable and easi...

wood ceiling in Reclaimed sunken lumber
Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces

Wood Ceilings or drywall - how to choose your ceiling material & what's the difference in cost?

...eco-friendly drywall. Reclaimed river wood installed on ceiling © Ecohome Paint and finishes for drywall & wood ceilings: You need to prime and paint ...

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

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

...materials , specifically chosen to ensure a healthy internal air quality for the home , and includes mechanical systems with not one but three interwoven and ef...

Swimming Pool Heating - Save energy & money & be Eco-friendly as possible Tips
Natural swimming pools and ponds

Heating a Swimming Pool - Top 10 Cost-Efficient & Eco-friendly ways to heat a pool

...materials and the type you'll need depends on your climate and how you intend to use the collector. If you'll only be using your pool when temperatures are abov...

Choosing the right firewood
Wood stove and biomass heat

Burning the right firewood for maximum heat output and minimum environmental impact

...materials and manufacturing techniques, so do some research before making a purchase. The most eco-friendly choice would be local to your region, and won't cont...

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

...Materials as using the best materials available ensures good sealing that lasts If we were talking about sealing a Boat we wouldn't have to stress the point, ...

Non-toxic food safe wood finishing oil for counters, floors, decks and toys
Healthy indoor air quality

Naturally made non-toxic wood finishing oil

...materials. There are also no heavy metals used in the colouring pigments, so it is a completely sustainably-made and healthy product. "In our natural wood fin...

Solar Electricity Generation & Storage with no Batteries, Azelio
Renewable energy

Azelio Solar solutions combine electricity generation & storage without Batteries

...materials and battery technology. So far, there have been several encouraging green building trends of 2020 that caught our attention, notably an increase in ...

Polished concrete floors and counters
Paints, finishes and natural coatings

Finishing concrete floors with silicate densifiers

...eco-friendly floor in their passive solar home - especially as built correctly with sufficient subfloor insulation a concrete slab on grade makes a perfect ther...

Greenhouse Construction for Cold Climates
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

How to build a greenhouse in a cold climate

...materials, see here or f or tips on alternatives to a Grass Lawn that are Bee Friendly & Eco-Friendly see here , or to see all about growing Vegetables in the S...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

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

...materials. BREEAM certainly got a lot of building professionals thinking around the world. For those who think homes built to code in the USA & Canada are goo...