Future proof / Guides

Carbon Offset Schemes - Whale Poop leads Nature's Own Way
Lifestyle and environment

Save the Whale's (Poop) - Save the Planet !! (And $2m per Whale)

...Future-proof building techniques for a changing climate Resilient design features for new home construction The original whale-poop podcast that prompted this "punny" article Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide pages and consider supporting the Great Whale Conse...

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...

How to choose the best home EV charger or EVSE?
Lifestyle, location and commuting

EV home charging stations & How to decide which is the best EVSE for you

...proof, so before you choose a model, determine where it will be located, be it in your garage, or outside and exposed to weather. If you’ll be charging an EV outdoors and exposed to the weather, you’ll likely need to purchase a specific unit for that purpose and have it professionally hard-wired to meet local building ...

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 .

Passively-heated off-grid LEED Gold home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid living blog part 6 - energy modeling projections and real performance

...Future-proof building techniques for a changing climate The "Damn-Near" Passive House project Resilient design features for new home construction Off Grid wood pellet stoves that need no electricity Find more about green home construction in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages - Also, learn m...

Disposing of household waste properly - recycling, garbage & toxic materials
Kitchens

Waste management: compost and recycling

...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 - also, learn more about the benefits of a free Ecohome Network Membership here .

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

Find out what's trending in 2020 for Green Home Construction

...future of sustainable water resources. Heightened concern about the impact of future restrictions on water supplies and cost is prompting many building designers, owners, and managers to consider ways to further reduce water consumption in commercial and residential buildings, such as adopting some of the following w...

How to fix noisy baseboard heaters
Heating and cooling

Fixing noisy baseboard heaters, How to stop that clicking easily !

...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 .

World carbon emissions by country global overview
Lifestyle and environment

COP26 and world carbon emissions by country per capita - which countries top the charts ?

...future-proof building for a changing climate See the most resilient home in North America How much insulation do I need in green home construction? Resilient design features for sustainable new home construction Why building a sustainable home is the best financial choice Find more about g...

How to Fix a Leaky or Dripping Faucet Easily
Plumbing renos, repairs and maintenance

How to fix a Leaky Faucet for under $1 (and stop that tap dripping!)

...proof grease to help lubricate those O-rings and the quarter turn screw in the mechanism part, but more about that later. A new tap washer compared to the old one - no surprise that our faucet was dripping! - image © Rj Pierson Waterproof grease can be used where you don't drink the water out of the tap, othe...

Saving Energy in Swimming Pools and Hot Tubs - Our Top Tips to Save Money
Natural swimming pools and ponds

Top tips for energy efficient swimming pools - reduce pool cleaning & running costs

...Future-proof Building Techniques for a Changing Climate Alternatives to Grass in Backyards, Eco-Friendly, Bee-friendly Find more about green home construction and reap the benefits of a free Ecohome Network Membership here . The Ecohome Network may (or may not) get commissions for purchases made t...