Food / Guides

How to Find & Order In-Stock Essential Products Online COVID-19 & Coronavirus

Life Hacks to help stay Eco during COVID-19 Quarantine & Ordering Online

...Foods & Products classed Essential are here One thing we'd struggled to find locally online was pet food - thankfully Amazon is also looking after that area. But here's a little known fact: did you know there are around 7000 dogs around Amazon headquarters that folks are actually encouraged to bring to work? We disco...

Commuting after Lock-down in the new Covid-19 World
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Green commuting - getting back to work after social distancing is relaxed

...food choices Find more about green home construction in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages - also, learn more about the benefits of a free Ecohome Network Membership here .

Metal roof with solar panels
Roof coverings

How to choose roofing materials

...food production and good absorption of rainwater, reducing your storm water runoff. Cons: A vegetable garden obviously requires a lot of maintenance, an irrigation system, and you'll need structural reinforcement to support the added weight. Creating access to the roof to enjoy the space can be expensive, so factor...

Tru Earth Eco strips laundry detergent reviews
Lifestyle and environment

Tru Earth Eco-Strip laundry soap reviewed as a liquid laundry detergent alternative

...food choices Low-emission commuting choices Guides for green lifestyle and environment choices Find more about green home construction in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages - also, learn more about the benefits of a free Ecohome Network Membership here . *Organisation for Economic Co-o...

Ecohome's Kenogami House 'The Most Resilient Home in North America'
Concept and design

Resilient design features for new home construction

...food, water, heat, shelter) and continues on to various levels of home protection and maintaining quality of life. Be inspired, took a look at Passive House Design here in the EcoHome Guides

Efficient home design

Phase change building materials - natural heat storage in buildings

...food cold. Using that example on a larger scale, you could in theory cool your house by having a large chunk of ice in it that absorbed heat from the air; but that wouldn't reduce energy consumption because you would need supplemental energy to cool it again in order to repeat the process. Were ice to melt and freeze...

Dog strangling vine invasive species
Landscaping

Avoiding invasive species when landscaping

Invasive plants are defined as plants from other continents, countries or even other regions of Canada. Humans have been introducing foreign plants to new lands since the 17th century, for horticultural, agricultural or medicinal purposes. Due to a lack of natural competitors they can often propagate swiftly and compl...

E-bikes and electric scooters- green transportation
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Why you should get an E-bike now

...food choices Find more about green home construction in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages - also, learn more about the benefits of a free Ecohome Network Membership here .

Solariums in cold climates won't heat homes unless carefully designed and built
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

Solariums in cold climates won't heat your home

...food, that presents even greater concerns. A greenhouse full of plants will have high levels of relative humidity, and to allow that environment to mix with that of the rest of your conditioned space will increase the overall humidity levels in your home, for an idea of the principles involved, see why earthships don't...

The Best Electric Car - Discover which EV is best for You
Lifestyle, location and commuting

The Best Electric Car - Discover which EV is best for You

...food for thought Switching from a gas-powered car to an EV can feel like a pretty big leap, and it will take some adjustments and planning for commuting. To get a better idea of the benefits and drawbacks, we spoke with Chris Tapp , the owner of Tapp Auto in Ottawa, Ontario . Chris has commuted for years in electric ...

Condensation on windows in our homes - why is it there? - how to stop it?
Walls and Roofs

Condensation on windows is a pain but is it a problem & how to stop it?

...Food Insulation Because mold eats or digests what it is growing on, it can damage a building and its furnishings. If left unchecked, mold eventually can cause structural damage to building materials, rotting wood, disintegrating drywall, costing the homeowner money for remedial work and potentially reducing a hom...