Green home design / Guides

Off-grid home with solar PV & Battery backup
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Thinking about renewable home energy and a battery backup?

...home battery systems: In the earlier days of off-grid home construction and home power storage, the only home battery option on the market was the lead/acid variety. The unfortunate realities of their size, cost, lifespan, material composition and lack of recyclability made installing one less of a noble gesture and ...

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...

Smart Homes, Technology & UV can Help Reduce COVID-19
Cleaning and maintenance

Keep homes cleaner & safer with smart home features & UV light

...homes & devices - energy efficient automated home design Choosing better home furnace filters to help stop virus spread 'Smart' sewage backup and flood prevention devices How to maintain healthy indoor air quality Find more about green home construction in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages ...

Reducing the need for air conditioning
Heating and cooling

How to keep homes cool without air conditioning

...designing a home for thermal comfort , Passive heating and cooling and energy efficient home design, see the Green Home Building Guidance at Ecohome, North America's trusted Green Home Building Website .

Low Carbon Concrete - Lowering the Carbon Footprint of Eco Homes
Concrete and masonry

Low-carbon concrete by CarbonCure Canada - lowering the carbon footprint of buildings

...design features for new home construction Carbon negative concrete CMU blocks now in production Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide pages

Natural Gas is being phased out - why & when?
Heating with gas and oil

Why Natural Gas is Being Phased Out of New Home Construction (and When?)

...Home Green Building Guide . Home Heating - How to Design a Home for Thermal Comfort and Efficiency Different Electric Home Heating Types - which are best? Best Energy Saving Tips for Green Homes - 10 Tips Mandatory Energy Labeling for Homes Could be Bad News (Unless Your Home is Built Green) ...

Resilient Homes, why they're important in dealing with Climate Change
Lifestyle and environment

Resilient Homes; Why we need to build to withstand climate change events

...home today, we should be building better homes, using proven techniques and materials and insisting on better value for money from our hard-earned dollars. If we want a better Green Home, we are the ones who have to make that happen - and here at The EcoHome Network, we're all for making Green Building easier . Clima...

Reduce water consumption with residential gray water recycling systems
Plumbing and water heaters

Gray water recycling

...design features for new home construction Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide pages

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...

Flexible 'solar glitter' from Mpower Technologies
Solar photovoltaic

Flexible PV 'solar glitter' panels coming soon

...home on a budget here , or find out all about Passive House certification & design in North America here - from The EcoHome Green Building Guides ...

Green cleaning products
Healthy indoor air quality

6 easy steps to detoxify your home

...Design in a Home Office for better health , a good ventilation system is still preferable. If you have a natural cleaner recipe or home detox tip to share, tell us about it in the comments below! Find out other ways to maintain healthy homes and safe indoor air quality such as choosing safe paints , how to make you...