Green building certification / Guides

Can I legally put a Tiny House on my Property?
Tiny house

How can I put a Tiny House on my property legally in the USA ?

...green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide or to learn more about the benefits of a free Ecohome Network Membership, see here .

Solar panel installation
Solar photovoltaic

Ten questions to ask a solar panel contractor

...building a near zero energy home on a budget here , or find out all about Passive House certification & design in North America here - from The EcoHome Green Building Guides ... *** Hannah West writes professionally for Home Improvement Leed with the goal of empowering homeowners with the expert guidance and educat...

Net Zero Energy Homes Pilot Project Canada
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Natural Resources Canada launches net zero energy pilot project

...certification process and quality assurance protocols - will provide recognized metrics, objectivity, standardization and credibility to this emerging space. By focusing on off-the-shelf technology, the pilot is also aimed at advancing the commoditization of building net zero energy homes in Canada. With the draft 20...

Naugler House: the most energy efficient Passive House design in New Brunswick
Efficient home design

New Brunswick's most energy efficient home is Passive House designed

...certification, design or construction see here , from the EcoHome Green Building Guides , on North America's favorite green building website - EcoHome.net... Finished Passive House standard home This article was written by owners and builders Win and Tim Naugler, and first published by our pr...

Lithium-ion solar home battery
Solar photovoltaic

Lithium-ion solar home batteries

...Green Building Guide . Tesla Solar Panel Special Offer Building a Near Zero Energy Home on a Budget Passive House Certification & Design in North America Modular EV battery makes charging electric cars as fast as filling a gas tank Find more about green home construction and reap the benef...

Earthship in Taos, New Mexico, shame they don't work in cold climates
Concept and design

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...Green homes in a cold climate see here , or for a finely engineered solution to high performance check out Passive House certification here from North America's favorite no-nonsense Green Building Website, EcoHome

Product of the month: Aquion’s Aqueous Hybrid Ion saltwater home batte
Renewable energy

Aquion’s saltwater home battery

...green building circles, but all across the globe. The need is urgent, the products are improving and the prices are dropping. So what used to be a niche market is now somewhat mainstream, and a greater market share always leads to competition and innovation. Advances in the industry and high prices for grid-fed power...

How to Choose between an HRV and ERV system
HRV and ERV

Choosing between an HRV and an ERV

...building or renovating a reasonably airtight house, especially if going for Passive House or LEED certification , don't lose sleep over which one to get, ERV or HRV – just get one. For more articles on HRV & ERV Ventilation Systems, see here from the EcoHome Green Building Guides Whether to choose a HRV or ERV Sy...

Are low-flow shower heads worth the money?
Bathrooms

Are low-flow shower heads worth the money?

...Green Home Building Guide pages .

Passive House in Quebec
Passive House

The Passive-Aggressive House - Our History of a Passivhaus Build

...Certification in North America here , from the EcoHome Green Building Guides on North America's favorite green building website - EcoHome.net... Ann Cavlovic is a writer living in the Ottawa area. Her fiction and essays have appeared in several Canadian journals and newspapers including The Fiddlehead , The Globe and...

Eco-friendly & Healthy Flooring is best for Green Homes
Flooring and stairs

Eco-Friendly Flooring material options for Green-Homes

...green' building product. Cost: Between $5 and $10 per sq. ft. Linoleum / Marmoleum: Marmoleum flooring by Forbo It's hard not to think of an old 50's kitchen when you think of linoleum, but in reality it comes in some pretty nice styles and colours and can actually be an environmentally responsible flooring...