Green home design / Guides

How much is Too Much Insulation in my Attic or Walls?
Insulation and soundproofing

How much insulation is too much in attics and walls?

...green home construction? The difference between Polyiso, EPS & XPS foam insulation & styrofoam 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 Building Guide pages or ...

Passively-heated off-grid LEED Gold home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid living blog part 6 - energy modeling projections and real performance

...Homes Future-proof building techniques for a changing climate The "Damn-Near" Passive House project Resilient design features for new home construction Off Grid wood pellet stoves that need no electricity Find more about green home construction in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages - A...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

Find out what's trending in 2020 for Green Home Construction

...green building techniques here : How to design a home that uses less energy Future-proof building techniques for a changing climate Resilient design features for new home construction Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide pages

Real estate

Are you selling a house? Here are the top 10 things homebuyers look for

...homes for seniors , evaluating ahome before buying , and all you need to know about green home renovations and upgrades in the Ecohome Green Home Building Guide pages.

Solar Electricity Generation & Storage with no Batteries, Azelio
Renewable energy

Azelio Solar solutions combine electricity generation & storage without Batteries

...green building techniques here : Off Grid and Zero Energy Homes Future-proof building techniques for a changing climate The Azelio website Resilient design features for new home construction Find more about green home construction in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages - Also, learn mor...

LEED Platinum Prefab Home Kits
LEED Homes

LEED Platinum Pre-fab Homes

...design of this home is not what you would expect from prefab. It's 2085 square feet with 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a large separate office/studio space and naturally lit open concept living areas. © SeeVirtual Modern 'high performance' homes like this one offer homeowners surprisingly intellige...

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...

Smart Door Lock Buying Guide - Easy DIY Project
Mechanical systems

Smart door lock buying guide

...home automation , programmable thermostats and energy efficiency Smart homes & devices - energy efficient automated home design Choosing efficient home appliances and electronics 'Smart' sewage backup and flood prevention devices Find more about green home construction in the Ecohome Green Build...

Building Climate Zones USA & Canada Maps Help with Specification of Homes
Planning and Design

Climate Zones in USA & Canada for Building Homes

...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...

Passive House on a Budget - The Damn Near Passive house
Passive House

The Un-certified but 'Damn Near' Passive House.

...home has to be a costly and selfless gesture, in fact it is quite the opposite. A well designed high-performance home design will generally mean less money spent overall, not more, with the huge advantage being the reduction in monthly outgoings, increased comfort and a reduced environmental footprint. The EcoHome Te...

Living green wall
Healthy indoor air quality

Living walls: what they do and don't do

...design perspective, these make for very cool living rooms. Having potted plants in a home makes it more welcoming and relaxing; a living wall ensures you have an abundance of such greenery. And an automated system such as this also means your plants won't die of thirst due to forgetfulness. Green walls for living...