Green home design / Guides

Waste management

How to dispose of Construction waste responsibly

...home with wood. Even if you follow the suggestions above, you will likely end up needing a dumpster for all but the smallest of projects. Look for private or municipal recycling centers, and if you are pursuing a green building certification like LEED, the center would need to provide a report of how much of your w...

Which Houseplants are Best to Clean Air & Remove Toxins?
Healthy indoor air quality

Which houseplants are best for purifying air? Ecohome investigates

...home in Canada, he is a co-founder of Ecohome, a LEED for Homes Provider, LEED Green Rater, recipient of the 2016 Green Building Champion Award from the CaGBC, and a contributor to the LEED for Homes Rating system.

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

Aquion’s saltwater home battery

...home batteries All about solar panels: how they work Ten questions to ask a solar contractor before singing a contract Off-grid living blog: a homeowner reflects on the design and building process Tesla Solar Roof shingles review Aquion Energy

Ecohome's Kenogami House 'The Most Resilient Home in North America'
Concept and design

Resilient design features for new home construction

...home design was created. Note: the main image above is of Ecohome's Kenogami House, which was called ' The Most Resilient Home in North America' by Alex Wilson, founder of the Resilient Design Institute. Resilient home design basics: The basic definition or premise of resiliency is to be prepared , or to have the...

Passively-heated off-grid LEED house in Low, Quebec
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid living blog: a firsthand account of building and living in a remote area

...homes from the 70's, especially some of the passive solar designs of that time . There were terms like Trombe walls, usage of large water tanks for thermal mass, ' Earthships ' with greenhouses inside the home, and more. There was a great deal of experimentation going on in building innovative and green homes for the...

Are low-flow shower heads worth the money?
Bathrooms

Are low-flow shower heads worth the money?

...homes , plumbing and water conservation , and all about sustainable and energy efficient home design in the Ecohome Green Home Building Guide pages .

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 ?

...Homes See Architect designed Prefab Tiny Houses for Sale Have a Backyard Office Delivered on a Truck! What are the Laws in Washington State for Tiny Homes? Are Shipping Container Tiny Homes Good or Bad? Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide or to learn...

Suspended-film insulating glass windows are high-performance windows
Windows and doors

Suspended-film insulating glass windows - A definitive guide for these high-performance windows

...green homes are best for climate extremes Why we need to build green homes that withstand climate change events Tips for successfully building affordable eco homes Resilient design features for sustainable new home construction Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Buildin...

What is a heat pump
Heat pumps, geothermal and AC

Heat pumps: what they are and how they work

...home heating and how to reduce the carbon footprint of homes on the following pages and in the EcoHome Green Building Guide . Home Heating - How to Design a Home for Thermal Comfort and Efficiency Electric Home Heating - Which Types are Best? Best Energy Saving Tips for Green Homes - 10 Tips Ren...

Metal roof with solar panels
Roof coverings

How to choose roofing materials

...Green roofs- intensive and extensive: Green roof © Ecohome An intensive green roof, also known as a ‘rooftop garden’ refers to planting areas that have a depth of 6 inches and up. Deeper soil supports a greater variety of plants such as vegetables, shrubs and even small trees. Extensive roofs are designed pri...

Building science for LEED v4 wall design made easy
Concept and design

Building science for LEED v4 wall design made easy - video

...Design: Building Science The wall we designed for the Edelweiss house, Canada's first LEED Platinum V4 Home is best categorized as a 'REMOTE' wall, a high performance building envelope developed by the Cold Climate Housing Research Centre in Alaska. REMOTE stands for 'Residential Exterior Membrane Outside-insulat...