Green home rating systems / Guides

Earthship in Taos, New Mexico, shame they don't work in cold climates
Concept and design

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...Green Build that costs the same as a regular home build, see the EcoHome Edelweiss House . Our conclusions on Earthships: This is a concept born of wanting ...

Permeable interlock pavers & paving stones
Permeable laneways and patios

Water-permeable landscaping surfaces

...systems, or remain on any flat surface where it will simply pool up and be left to the mercy of a hot sun and the natural process of evaporation. Waiting for th...

Passive House certification - PHI or PHIUS? The Spring House Passive House
Passive House

Everything you need to know about Passive House certification

...Home Green Building Guides , on North America's favorite green building website - EcoHome.net... Videos: For Videos about Passive House construction techn...

Off-grid LEED Gold house in Low, Quebec
LEED Homes

Canada Ranks as the top country for LEED green building for second year in a row

...green building. Learn about energy-efficient home upgrades and other Green building certification programs such as Net Zero labelled homes and Passive House t...

LEED Silver mid-rise in Gatineau, QC.
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Sustainable building practices create prosperous communities

...Green Star-rated buildings produce 62 per cent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than standard constructions and use 66 per cent less electricity. Meanwhile, aro...

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 Green Building Guide pages . Take a closer look at the range of prefab eco homes available here If an affordable prefab Rancher style eco homes...

Wood pellet stoves that don't need electric ideal for off grid operation
Wood stove and biomass heat

These wood pellet stoves for off-grid heating don't need electric to operate

...Home, we may get a Christmas card! Read more about high efficiency woodburners, chimney inserts & wood stoves here in the EcoHome Green Building Guides or to ...