Green construction / Guides

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

...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 assembly for Passive House Certification as with attention to detail on air sealing i...

Radon and vapour barrier below slab on grade floor
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Vapour / radon barriers below slab floors

...construction phase than the 6 mil poly. More on radon protection : Removing radon gas from well water Removing radon gas from crawlspaces & basements From the EcoHome Green Home Building Guides

Hemp insulation products for USA & Canada rolling off the production line
Insulation and soundproofing

Hemp insulation in Canada & USA - insulating naturally is an Eco-friendly alternative

...construction and renovation projects with Hemp insulation products, both residential and industrial. After a year of construction and setting up manufacturing equipment, the company began operations in March 2018. This fall, locally harvested hemp will provide 75% of the raw material required for production. "25% of ...

Bike lanes in Vancouver
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Vancouver's goal of becoming the Greenest City by 2020

...construction practices. Read more about Vancouver's building standards here . All of these measures are part of the Greenest City 2020 initiative, which is an effort to make Vancouver the greenest city in the world by 2020. We hope they succeed, and that other cities find inspiration in their efforts. Read more abo...

Ottawa Coach Houses with prefab modern tiny house kit homes are available here
Tiny house

Ottawa now allows backyard coach homes & high-end tiny house kits

...Green Modern Prefabricated Tiny House Kit Homes are Ideal for Accesory Homes in Urban Areas Green Loft Style Prefabricated Tiny House Kit Homes are Ideal for Accesory Homes in Urban Areas Coach house © Lanefab Design Build Coach house © Lanefab Design Bu...

Affordable Modern Prefab Eco Homes Available - The S1600
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

The S1600 - affordable modern prefab eco homes for families

...green home build Resilient design features for new home construction Are shipping container homes good or bad? Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide or to learn more about the benefits of a free Ecohome Network Membership, see here .

How to Build With Less Wood for Best Performance
Wood and organic materials

How to build high performance homes with less lumber

...green home construction and choosing sustainable and healthy building materials in the pages below and in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages . How to design a home for thermal comfort and energy efficiency The best lumber choices for timber frame construction homes Are high efficiency homes worth ...

All About Hemp Wood Flooring, How it's Made, Where to Buy?
Flooring and stairs

Natural non-toxic hemp flooring by HempWood & Tennessee Wood Flooring

...green home construction in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages - also, learn more about the benefits of a free Ecohome Network Membership here .

PSI

Case Study: Kenogami House, Saguenay, Quebec

...construction: Single-family New home PSI rating: 15 kWh / m² Method of calculation: Modelled Built by owner Alain Hamel, the Kenogami House is located at Lac Kenogami, Saguenay, Quebec, and is a winner of the Green Builder® Home of the Year Awards from Green Builder Media® This is a passively heated 1,950 net s...

The Affordable Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab 2 Bed kit home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab 2 bed kit home

...green home build Resilient design features for new home construction Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide or to learn more about the benefits of a free Ecohome Network Membership, see here .

Non-toxic food safe natural wood finishing oil for counters, floors, decks
Paints, finishes and natural coatings

Natural wood finishing oil is non toxic too

...green home construction in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages - and learn more about the benefits of a free Ecohome Network Membership here . Read more about our , or read all about , or even in the EcoHome Green Building Guides