Energy efficient renovations / Guides

Hydraloop gray water recovery and treatment systems
Greywater Recycling

At last, a compact & easy to maintain solution for gray water recycling & treatment - the Hydraloop

...energy and money. The calculated energy saving for a 4-person family home is 7339 MJ primary energy/year, i.e. the equivalent of an electricity saving of 600kWh...

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?

...energy-efficient; you need to consider your own quality of life, and think about the type of space you want to inhabit. If it’s a space that will not lend itsel...

Concept and design

How to stay on budget when building a home

...energy efficiency and LEED® certification . For my part, I focused on residential building, and how to develop the best energy-efficient measures for home const...

LEED Platinum home certification FAQ
LEED Homes

LEED Certification for Homes - Frequently Asked Questions

...energy efficient green homes , and some home insurance companies offer discounts as well, since LEED homes are more durable than homes built simply to provincia...

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

Which house plants are best for purifying air? Ecohome investigates

...energy efficient and airtight . Ventilation systems are now standard requirements in most national and regional building codes and serve to provide fresh air to...

How to Insulate Exterior Walls from the Outside US Canada Ecohome
Walls and Roofs

The easiest way to insulate walls from the exterior in older homes

...energy efficiency and durability, though it’s not what we would call the most efficient use of time as doing two layers of insulation instead of just one meant ...

Building Green Homes on a Budget is Possible - Our top tips
Planning and Design

Top tips for planning and building a green home on a budget

...energy-efficient ‘eco home’ doesn’t necessarily need to cost a lot more than a code-built home because a lot of that depends on design , but choosing and findin...

Water efficient bathroom fixtures
Plumbing and water heaters

Plumbing & water

...energy required for pumping, rain water is really the best thing for your garden. Wells can have minerals that over time will contaminate your soil. If you ar...

The Best 10 Energy Saving Tips for Green Homes - EcoHome
Wall assemblies - renovation

Green home improvements: an energy-saving pyramid scheme that actually works!

...efficient bulbs keeps dropping. Efficient bulbs save a lot of energy and money in the long run. See our page all the benefits of efficient home lighting . A...

Top Tips for Getting a House Ready for Winter
Wall assemblies - renovation

Winter preparation for your home - are you ready for the cold?

...energy efficient home improvements , how to properly insulate an attic , When to replace old windows and when to repair them , How to choose the best windows an...

Ecodrain greywater recovery unit
Greywater Heat Recovery

A new design in greywater heat recovery

Sustainable construction is on the move! It seems almost every day a new and innovative product shows up on the market that is more efficient, more effective, ...