Flood / Guides

Why basements flood and how to prevent that with a sump pump
Basements improvements

Why Basements Flood & How to Prevent Flooded Basements

...flooding of basements is very common and most times can be easily avoided. Why basements flood in the first place is pretty easy to answer – it’s a hole in the ...

smart sewage backup device
Plumbing and water heaters

Sewage backup flood prevention and water leak notification on your device - our products of the month

...flood-prevention product called the NOWA 360® that detects flooding from appliances such as washing machines, dishwashers and water heaters. As soon as a wate...

Lifestyle and environment

Emergency preparedness guide for homes

...flood prevention: Sump pump battery backup: Most newly build homes with basements have sump pumps, but they require power to operate. And, the most likely tim...

As our climate adapts to human carbon emissions, homes have to change
Lifestyle and environment

Changing homes in a changing climate

...flooding of basements. Backups often happen when there is excessive rain or flooding, as the sewers become overloaded. After the 2005 floods, the city of Toro...

Flooded streets impervious surfaces - Calgary Alberta
Rainwater Collection & Watering

Rainwater management and water-permeable surfaces

...flood risk for cities along the coast and even inland cities with water ways that are prone to flooding. We know many coastal cities are already at risk of fl...

Choosing a home and neighbourhood
Real estate

Shopping for a home? Some tips for finding the right house and neighbourhood

...flooding Stay away from flood plains Backyard privacy and greenery Sun exposure: For interior quality of life, also for a garden if that's your thing. C...

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

"The Most Resilient House in North America"

...Flood of July 1996, which was Canada’s first billion-dollar natural disaster; and then the January 1998 ice storm that affected 5 million Canadians (17% of the ...

Rendering of River District Sustainable housing development In Vancouv
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Vancouver developer leads the way to more sustainable communities

...flooded basements and heating systems that no longer worked. The added durability measures taken at River District provides security against mechanical systems ...

Smart Homes, Technology & UV can Help Keep Families Safer
Cleaning and maintenance

Keep homes cleaner & safer with smart home features & UV light

...flood prevention devices How to maintain healthy indoor air quality Find more about green home construction in the Ecohome Green Building Guide page...

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

Which house plants are best for purifying air? Ecohome investigates

...flood bedrooms with oxygen & promote sleep - or do they? Will a snake plant in the bedroom provide me with oxygen? If you are an aphid sitting on a leaf, yeah...

Hawaii Preparatory Academy Energy Laboratory
Living Building Challenge

What is the Living Building Challenge?

...flood plain The project team must document conditions prior to the start of work. On-site landscape may only include native and/or naturalized species pla...