Green kitchen / Guides

Disposing of old batteries
Kitchens

Waste management: compost and recycling

...kitchen waste: If you are designing or remodelling a kitchen, plan in advance how you will sort your compost and recycle bins. Some kitchen design companies offer sorting containers built right into their counters. You can also opt for a homemade design and convert a vacant space in the kitchen into a waste collectio...

ProductiveHouse in Montreal
Choosing where to live

Green living in the city

...green-lifestyle organizations in your area. There are many organizations, groups and web resources that encourage and teach green living lifestyle habits like composting and gardening, greening our streets, promoting alternatives to pesticides etc. Check local bulletin boards and community centres for groups in you...

A Tiny House with a Greenhouse - Yes it's Possible!

Tiny House with attached and mobile greenhouse - good or bad idea?

...greenhouse. Without mincing words, my first thought is – you’ve got to be joking. Anyone who builds and lives in a tiny house, and wants a greenhouse for growing their own food is likely to be someone who leans towards wanting a green lifestyle; but this sure ain't it. Without a doubt this is super cute, and a real h...

Marmoleum is a non-toxic eco choice for flooring
Flooring and stairs

Marmoleum: a healthy and durable flooring option.

...kitchen and bathroom floors of older homes? These days, its called marmoleum and it comes in bright colors and faux finishes. Whatever name you call it, it’s generally considered both the greenest and healthiest floor covering in the world. Today’s marmoleum is made from a manufacturing process little changed since t...

Skygarden House home renovation in Toronto, Canadian Green Building winner
Real estate

This beautiful Renovation in Toronto is a Canadian Green Building Award Winner

...kitchen area is easy to maintain and brings light into the room The design provides outdoor living spaces on multiple levels to address the owners’ desire for a better connection to the home’s natural surroundings. Green space is increased with the installation of green roofs and the replacement of the paved backya...

Non-toxic, naturally-dyed Easter eggs
Lifestyle and environment

DIY non-toxic & all natural Easter egg dye.

...Green: Purple cabbage and tumeric (the dye bath will look purpley-brown, the dyed eggs will be green) I mixed the purple cabbage dye bath with the tumeric dye bath. We liked the results which I have dubbed "dino green" since my toddler excitedly exclaimed "dino eggs!" when he saw them. I have also heard of spin...

The Affordable Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab 2 Bed kit home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab 2 bed kit home

...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 benefits of a free Ecohome Network Membership, see here .

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?

...Kitchen Construction That beautiful new kitchen with the granite counters that you're looking forward to owning in your new house can be one of the main sources of toxic formaldehyde and other red-listed chemicals in the home - unless that is you choose formaldehyde-free kitchen components - which of course EcoHome's...

The high performance almost ZNE Warburg house by bioi - built for under $100,00
Efficient home design

A High Performance Home on a Shoe String Budget (Almost ZNE!)

...Green Building website Zero Net Energy home minimalist interior design © bioi Zero Energy Home Kitchen design © bioi About bioi Bioi is a small design studio based in Alberta, Canada. With a focus on innovation in architecture as well as construction, bioi seeks to ...

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

Gray water recycling

...green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide pages

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab tiny house kit home
Tiny house

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab tiny house kit home

...green home build Resilient design features for new home construction Are shipping container homes good or bad? Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide or to learn more about the benefits of a free Ecohome Network Membership, see here .