Green construction / Guides

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 ...

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...

Ecodrain greywater heat recovery unit
Greywater Heat Recovery

A new design in greywater heat recovery

...construction is on the move! It seems almost every day a new and innovative product shows up on the market that is more efficient, more effective, greener and healthier. We regularly cruise the web looking for such gems and our latest find is a new system for greywater heat recovery that looks quite promising. If you...

The EC3 Tool - Skanska - Calculating & Comparing Carbon Footprint of Buildings
Planning and Design

Calculating the Carbon Footprint of Buildings, Introducing The EC3 Calculator From Skanska

...Construction Calculator EC3 tool by Skanska at Greenbuild, November 19-22, 2019 in Atlanta, GA simplifies this complex problem, giving construction professionals the information they need to make more informed decisions on embodied carbon, allowing them to enact positive change. The EC3 tool: reduce the embodied carb...

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...

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 .

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 ...

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 .

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...

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 ...

Tru Earth Eco strips laundry detergent reviews
Lifestyle and environment

Tru Earth Eco-Strip laundry soap reviewed as a liquid laundry detergent alternative

...greens in your home How to reduce climate impact with green food choices Low-emission commuting choices Guides for green lifestyle and environment choices Find more about green home construction in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages - also, learn more about the benefits of a free Ecohome Net...