Green building design / Guides

Passive solar heating & cooling in Homes has a long history in USA
Passive solar home design

Passive house and passive solar - free heat for homes

...building, making that building better. See more about Passive Solar House Design here , to read more details about Passive House Certification & Design in North America see here , or for specifics about differences between PHIUS & PHI certification for Passive House see here , from the EcoHome Green Building Guides -...

Passive House design Vancouver
Passive House

The city of Vancouver is actively promoting Passive House construction

...building design, and the City of Vancouver knows it. To show builders the financial benefits of building to Passive House levels, the city has published a complete study that precisely quantifies the extra costs and benefits that come from extremely efficient construction methods rather than building to meet the minimu...

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab tiny house kit home
Tiny house

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab tiny house kit home

...green building techniques here : All about Tiny Houses & Laneway Homes How to stay on budget when building a home Ontario clarifies building-code for permits for laneway homes & legal Tiny Houses in Toronto Tips for a successful green home build Resilient design features for new home const...

Choosing a home and neighbourhood
Real estate

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

...design a home for thermal comfort and energy efficiency Moving to the country? Find out how to make that work! Compare the carbon footprint of wood v steel vs. concrete buildings Future-proof building techniques for a changing climate Find more about green home construction and reap the benefits...

Warm light and dimmable LED bulbs
Lighting

All about LED bulbs - video

...design , home lighting design and anything you need to know about sustainable green home construction in Ecohome's green building guide pages.

Net Zero Homes - Canada's first certified Net Zero House in BC
Green building certifications

The first Net Zero-labelled homes in Canada

...building as an integrated system, the basic principles of building science and how they can be used to design reliable, high performance building assemblies. First Net Zero labelled Homes in Canada The first home in Canada to receive the CHBA’s Net Zero label is located in Saanich, BC . Designed by Ryan Hoyt and bu...

How to plan and budget for home renovations and new builds
Concept and design

Important tips for a successful build or renovation

...building a green sustainable home on a budget successfully... Find more pages about sustainable and resilient green building techniques here : How to stay on budget when building a home Finding green building design professionals Top Tips for Building Green Homes on a Budget Maintaining health...

A sustainably built, ultra modern and affordable tiny house
Tiny house

NOMAD Micro Home fuelled by crowd funding, takes green building world by storm.

...Design, FastCoExist and well, too many other places to recount, one could say it's clear that the green building world is enamoured with this Tiny House gem, and so are we. What's not to love: NOMAD Micro Homes are sustainably manufactured, easy to assemble, affordable, and off-grid capable. Manufactured in British C...

Efficient green home design choices
Concept and design

Efficient home design, or how to design a home to use less energy

...building materials and buying locally, you just became part of the green building trend. As we have said, green building starts at the design phase, so you can incorporate these materials into your future build. Knowing what materials you will use ahead of time can save you some headaches, since you can make any nece...

Passive solar house design
Passive solar home design

Passive solar home design

...designed to take advantage of that. Passive solar heating is yet another green building design feature that will save you money while improving your quality of life, EcoHome even have a design and rating system designed around it called The Passive Solar Index - check it out here . Artificial efficient energy saving ...

Passive House wall system ; Larsen Trusses & dense-packed cellulose insulation
Wall assemblies - new construction

Larsen truss wall systems with double-stud construction & extra insulation for new homes & energy efficient home renovation

...building envelope without many of the problems associated with double-stud wall construction. Not only is it a great wall system for new green home building incorporating a double-stud wall design but it is also ideal for deep energy refit high-efficiency renovations of existing home walls. It is a popular wall assem...