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Rendering of the Ecohome demonstration house
Efficient home design

Ecohome Demo House: High performance, affordable cost

...Ecohome Demo House was to design and build a modestly-sized but functional home that would greatly outperform conventionally built homes, yet be on par with tho...

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

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

...House? EcoHome also decided for LEED certification instead of Passive House certification because even though the Edelweiss House’s energy consumption for hea...

Passive Solar Home design at it's best - Kenogami House - EcoHome
Passive solar home design

Ecohome Kenogami House wins Home of the Year Award

...House continues to act as a laboratory for resilient, cold climate building practices. Through software energy modeling it was determined that the Kenogami Hous...

Which House Plants are Best to Clean Air & Remove Toxins?
Healthy indoor air quality

Which house plants are best for purifying air? Ecohome investigates

...house plants clean indoor air? The idea that house plants filter and clean indoor air is at best a mini-truth, and at worst a total myth, and like any pseudo-...

Mineral wool insulation in roof by Rockwool - LEED Platinum V4
Roof assemblies - new construction

Mineral wool insulation in roofs by Rockwool

...EcoHome YouTube Channel here The Ecohome's Edelweiss House LEED Platinum certified V4 roof is a 2/12 pitch insulated to R95 with Rockwool (formerly Roxul) min...

Multi Unit Passive House design Vancouver Island BC
Passive House

The North Park Passive House on Vancouver Island, BC

...House project on Vancouver Island BC Passive House interior kitchen design Vancouver Island BC Passive House F...

Installing recycled drywall in the Edelweiss House
Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces

Choosing the best drywall - video

...EcoHome Green Building videos here Read more on interior air quality in the EcoHome Green Building Guides Thanks to our sponsor CGC for taking part in...

Passive House design Vancouver
Passive House

The city of Vancouver is actively promoting Passive House construction

...House Standards here, look into the specifics of Passive House certification in North America here , read about the first Passive House in Alberta here or brows...

Resilient home construction - Kenogami House of the Year
Efficient home design

"The Most Resilient House in North America"

...House, the rest can be found on the RDI website Ecohome's Kenogami House in northern Quebec was described by Alex Wilson of the Resilient Design Institute bas...

First Passive House in BC Whistler

B.C.’s First Passive House was built in Whistler in 2012.

...House in Whistler BC, read more about Passive House Certification in North America here , or to see more articles about Passive House homes see here , both from...