Green home design / Guides

What is a Free Home Energy Audit Canada?
Grants and incentives

Free home energy audits in Canada

...Homebuyers are Looking for and what Green Home Renovation Tax Credits and Incentives are available to help you pay for those! And don’t forget commuting - there are Electric Vehicle Rebates as well as Solar Panels Financing from Tesla . Learn all about Green Home construction and Renovation in the Ecohome Green Buildin...

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

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

...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 Ecohome Green Building Guide pages - Also, learn more about the benefits of a free Ecoh...

The LEED Platinum Beachaus II in Vancouver, BC
LEED Homes

The Canada Green Building Council (CAGBC) Measures the Environmental Benefit of the LEED Certification Program.

...green roofs, or an area the size of 66 NHL hockey rinks. Green roofs reduce the urban heat island effect, reduce building energy demands, provide urban green space and mitigate storm water flows in urban areas. See our DIY Green roof installation video here. In a statement issued by the Canada Green Building Counci...

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

...home is down to orientation & sun angles throughout the year © Ecohome The first thing to understand is that there are two kinds of solar collection in home design - active and passive. An active solar home has an expensive array of panels; either photovoltaic for power generation or thermal solar for heat collecti...

Choosing a home and neighbourhood
Real estate

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

...home. Find more about home maintenance and renovations in the EcoHome Green Building Guide and in the following pages: See LEED and Passive House ready prefab eco homes For Canada and the US How to design a home for thermal comfort and energy efficiency Moving to the country? Find out how to make that...

Building Green Homes on a Budget is Possible - Our top tips
Planning and Design

Top tips for planning and building a green home on a budget

...green home's budget is a compromise between funds, performance and "good basics" 4. Selecting a green Architect or home designer When planning to build a new green home, especially if it's going to be LEED, Passive House or ZNE certified , you're going to need an Architect or green home designer to come up with t...

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

...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 construction Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Gr...

LEED Platinum home certification FAQ
LEED Homes

LEED Certification for Homes - Frequently Asked Questions

...green building courses as well. Are there any special mortgage or insurance rates for LEED homes? Yes, some institutions offer discounts . Many banks are now offering special mortgage rates for energy efficient green homes , and some home insurance companies offer discounts as well, since LEED homes are more durabl...

Home construction
How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals

Hiring professionals or doing it yourself

...Green building design basics , how to stay on budget while building a home , visit the Ecohome green building guide pages at North America's Green building design website, Ecohome .

Shipping Container Homes in a Warm Climate might be a good option
Tiny house

Beautiful shipping container homes - Tiny Houses in warm climates

...Homes 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 construction Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide or to learn more about the ben...

The Archipod
Tiny house

Have a backyard home office delivered by truck

...Homes See Architect Designed Prefab Tiny Houses for Sale How to Create a Healthy Home Office Using Biophilic Interior Design 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 Bui...