Green construction / Guides

Healthy Home Offices - Natural Biophilic Design Ideas
Interior design and furnishing

How do you create a healthy home office? With Biophilic Interior Design

...green building techniques here : Maintaining healthy indoor air quality in homes How to service HRV & ERV units at home for optimum efficiency Where to buy and choose safe zero VOC paints Choosing formaldehyde and VOC free new furniture Find more about green home construction in the Ecohom...

Insulating crawlspaces as part of home renovation
Crawl spaces

How to insulate crawlspaces properly as part of renovating an older home

...green sustainable home is the most affordable option The best resilient design features for new home construction Find more about green home construction and reap the benefits of a free Ecohome Network Membership here .

Natural swimming pool design (NSP) for eco homes
Natural swimming pools and ponds

Natural ponds and natural swimming pools

...Construction Guide from one of the foremost experts in DIY Natural pool construction that you can keep and refer to later, Click Here Or to see the North American version of his "How To" Pool construction Video Guide Click Here . The Definitive Natural Pool Design & Construction Guide is available here As is ...

Solar Radiant Heated Floor Slab Kit
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

Solar heated radiant floor with radiant heated hot water for a site with problem soil - expansive clay

...construction , stay tuned for more on the house that will be seated on it! For more reading and videos on pre-fabricated engineered insulated slab on grade form kits for problem soils like expansive clay see here , to read more about Passive House Certification see here , from the EcoHome Green Building Guides

Spray Foam Insulation - Is it Good or Toxic & Dangerous?
Insulation and soundproofing

Is spray foam insulation a good choice for your home? Or a toxic recipe for disaster?

...green home is the most affordable option How to dispose of construction waste responsibly Find more about green home construction and discover the benefits of a free Ecohome Network Membership here .

The high performance almost ZNE Warburg house by bioi - built for under $100,00
Efficient home design

A High Performance Home on a Shoe String Budget (Almost ZNE!)

...construction methodologies, a fundamental step towards a more affordable, efficient, and functional system of residential architecture has been realized in this beautiful airy home. To see more about Net Zero Energy NZE Homes or Zero Net Energy Houses & Buildings, see HERE from EcoHome, North America's favorite Green...

Rendering of River District Sustainable housing development In Vancouv
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Vancouver developer leads the way to more sustainable communities

...construction details we normally aren't interested in, and provide homeowners with valuable insight into the inner workings of their home. This helps the future homeowner understand why one house’s fan, flooring, and air filter leads to improved indoor air quality, which in turn can improve human health, or how more in...

BC Energy Step Code - Builder Design Guide &  Requirements explained
Building codes

The new BC energy step code: builder design guide & requirements explained - Vancouver

...greenest city 2020 initiative , how to meet a higher standard of energy-efficient home construction , creating airtight building envelopes, you’ll find all you need in the Ecohome Sustainable Green Building Guide Pages here .

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

...green lifestyle choices in these pages : Electric fat bikes and cruisers Low-emission commuting choices Guides for green lifestyle and environment choices How to reduce climate impact with green food choices Find more about green home construction in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages ...

Pre-fabricated straw bale SIPS panels, an environmental choice
Wall assemblies - new construction

Modern straw bale SIPS construction: high performance, durable, affordable & interesting

...construction practices. Here is what you might have heard and already think about straw bale homes: They are too labour-intensive and therefore expensive. They can't handle the humid climate. The risk of water damage during construction is too great. They look like a gnome's house. They will be infested with bugs a...

Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Removing radon gas from well water

...Green Building Guide Pages at Ecohome, North America's Green Building Advice website .