Eco-friendly materials / Guides

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...

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...

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

Tiny Houses - Living in Cold Climates

Are tiny houses a good investment? That depends on how you want to live and how well they are built. Small homes are more affordable and eco-friendly that larg...

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...

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

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...Eco-friendly rigid foam insulation panels, see here . 'We have been doing it now for so long that we really can't find better materials to build with" - Mike ...

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?

...materials needed to build or renovate a Green sustainable home with non-toxic materials in the EcoHome Guides here , on USA & Canada's favorite Green Sustainabl...

Real estate

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

...materials won't be very noticeable in the cost, but will be a strong incentive to buyers. Read more about how to build healthy green kitchens. Insulating atti...

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 ...

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

Prefab Homes for Sale - Beautiful & Sustainable - Available Now

...materials: the best of prefabricated homes by Bâtiment Pré-Fab & Studio MMA Imagine for a moment buying a new car where it was up to the buyer to research and...

Resilient Homes, why they're important in dealing with Climate Change
Lifestyle and environment

Resilient Homes; Why we need to build to withstand climate change events

...materials and insisting on better value for money from our hard-earned dollars. If we want a better Green Home, we are the ones who have to make that happen - a...

Metal roof with solar panels
Roof coverings

How to choose roofing materials

1. Asphalt shingles: Asphalt shingles © Ecohome We’ll start with shingles to get it out of the way, because choosing an eco-friendly, durable roof cove...