Green home design / Guides

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 ...

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

Passive Solar Home design at it's best - Kenogami House - EcoHome
Passive solar home design

Ecohome Kenogami House wins Home of the Year Award

...design will likely make air conditioning unnecessary except in extended heat waves with high night time humidity levels. Life in the Kenogami House As homeowner and part of the Ecohome design team, Alain Hamel will continue to experiment with the latest energy systems to further enhance the performance and thermal ...

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 ...

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...

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...

Alex and Jerelyn Wilson's Vermont farm
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Creating a farm and building a resilient lifestyle

...Design Institute , Alex Wilson is an internationally renowned authority on resilience in home design. Beyond just homes, 'resilience' can in a way describe a lifestyle, or perhaps a life philosophy. Sure, 'green' homes can help save the planet, but some of them may also save the individual. Predictions for the future...

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 ...

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...

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...

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) ...