Future proof / Guides

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

Resilient design features for new home construction

...future. Resilience and future-proofing in homes is about taking steps to ensure that basic human needs are provided for in adverse conditions (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 t...

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home is affordably Close
Planning and Design

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home gets affordably Close

...Future-proof building techniques for a changing climate Resilient design features for new home construction Find more about green home construction and reap the benefits of a free Ecohome Network Membership here .

Smart sewage backup device
Plumbing and water heaters

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

...Future-proofing homes: building for a changing climate Slab-on-grade: flood proof frost protected shallow foundations Basement renovations - how to prevent mold

Low Carbon Concrete - Lowering the Carbon Footprint of Eco Homes
Concrete and masonry

Low-carbon concrete by CarbonCure Canada - lowering the carbon footprint of buildings

...Future-proof building techniques for a changing climate Resilient design features for new home construction Carbon negative concrete CMU blocks now in production Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide pages

Renewable energy wind farm
Renewable energy

What is clean energy?

...Future-proof building techniques for a changing climate Resilient design features for new home construction Tesla offers financing for its Solar Roof Shingles Find out about the benefits of a free Ecohome Network Membership here .

Moving to the Countryside - How to make it Work
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Moving to the countryside? Here's how that can work...

...Future-proof building techniques for a changing climate Find more about green home construction and reap the benefits of a free Ecohome Network Membership here .

Natural Gas is being phased out - why & when?
Heating with gas and oil

Why Natural Gas is Being Phased Out of New Home Construction (and When?)

...future while your expensive gas heating systems are still well within their functional lifespans. What is the best heat source for a home? There are a few criteria that need to be considered when choosing the heating fuel source for a home – ecological impact, cost, and future availability. And none of those variab...

The EC3 Tool - Skanska - Calculating & Comparing Carbon Footprint of Buildings
Planning and Design

Calculating the Carbon Footprint of Buildings, Introducing The EC3 Calculator From Skanska

...Future-proof building techniques for a changing climate Resilient design features for new home construction The history of ICFs - a Definitive Guide And to see more guide page in the EcoHome Green Building Guides for Sustainable Buildings

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

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

...Future-proof building techniques for a changing climate Resilient design features for new home construction Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide pages on North America's favorite green building website here .

Gabion walls can be used for building homes
Concrete and masonry

Gabion Walls - what is a gabion cage & how to build with them?

...Future-proof building techniques for a changing climate Resilient design features for new home construction Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide pages

Painting with zero VOC paint from Benjamin Moore
Paints, finishes and natural coatings

Choosing safe paints

...future occupation makes it a worthwhile investment. Low or zero VOC paints may still include ingredients such as formaldehyde, ammonia, acetone and even odour-masking agents that cause indoor air pollution. If you are trying to prevent polluted indoor air, ask dealers about the specific contents of paints rather than...