Green home design / Guides

Bike lanes in Vancouver
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Vancouver's goal of becoming the Greenest City by 2020

...Green, and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) reward homeowners and builders for creating homes that perform beyond those built simply to code...

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home is affordably Close
Planning and Design

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home gets affordably Close

...home design, and the good news is that healthy, comfortable homes usually mean sustainable and efficient homes . This architect-designed, contemporary and eco-f...

Solar panel reflectors
Solar photovoltaic

Using reflectors to increase the yield of solar panels

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

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

The EC3 Tool - Skanska - Calculating & Comparing Carbon Footprint of Buildings
Planning and Design

Calculating the Carbon Footprint of Buildings, Introducing The EC3 Calculator From Skanska

...design a home that uses less energy Future-proof building techniques for a changing climate Resilient design features for new home construction ...

Solar panel installation
Solar photovoltaic

Ten questions to ask a solar panel contractor

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

Real estate

Evaluating a home before purchase: how to recognize value and potential problems

...home before buying , finding the right neighbourhood ,and everything you need to know about green home renovations and upgrades in the Ecohome Green Home Buildi...

Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US
Concept and design

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of buying a new home?

...Designs , Passive Solar heating design , LEED certified homes & Zero Energy Homes all of which is accomodated in the design of the EcoHome prefab kit homes whic...

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 .

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 - but we're often told that "a Green Home costs more", and too many people then decide in the face of resistance from regular home builders that a new home...

BC Energy Step Codes - Builder Design Guide &  Requirements explained
Building codes

The new BC energy step code: builder design guide & requirements explained - Vancouver

...design phase, so just like the drawing of building plans, this is on someone else’s plate. Architects and designers will need to design homes and commercial b...