Green kitchen / Guides

Lasagna Gardening - How to Build an Easy Vegetable Garden
Food production

Lasagna gardening - the easiest vegetable garden at home?

...Green Building Guide pages . Growing Food at Home in Small Spaces - 7 Top Tips Vegetables that Grow Well in the Shade Keyhole Gardens - Growing drought-resistant Vegetables at Home Growing Food Indoors, Vegetables and Greens for Homes and Apartments Learn more about green home construction...

Growing Food Indoors, Vegetables for Homes & Apartments
Food production

Food & Greens can be grown easily indoors - here's how!

...greens at home Microgreens are the early shoots of the leafy greens or vegetables we normally grow and eat; the difference being that they are harvested before the plant has matured. Some microgreen plants can be the same as the sprout seeds growing in your window; the difference being that they are seeded in soil ra...

Tips for Urban Gardening and Gardening in Small Spaces
Food production

Grow food at home: 8 great tips for growing food in small spaces

...greens, salad greens, strawberries and kitchen herbs will all happily grow in nothing more than a recycled pallet on its side. Instructions for that can be found here. Greens , strawberries or kitchen herbs will also happily grow in sections of rain gutter which can either hang or be fixed to the side of almost any s...

Multi Unit Passive House design Vancouver Island BC
Passive House

The North Park Passive House on Vancouver Island, BC

...Green Building Guides - North America's favorite Sustainable & Green Building Resource First published by our print affiliate Ecohouse Magazine. The author, Rob Bernhardt, is with Bernhardt Contracting in Victoria.

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 .

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

Efficient green home design choices
Concept and design

Efficient home design, or how to design a home to use less energy

...green building: High performance, energy efficient Eco homes may include features like geothermal heating, wind power and solar panels, but these are not the defining features of green living. They come in second, and some you can even do without. A green home starts with being well-designed, well-insulated, and if p...

The Pros & Cons of Lasagna Gardening for Growing Food
Food production

Lasagna Gardening: the pros & cons of a lasagna garden

...greenhouse in cold climates Find more about green lifestyle choices and home construction in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages and find out about the benefits of a free Ecohome Network Membership here .

Lifestyle, location and commuting

Home-buying tips for seniors looking to downsize

...kitchens and open floor plans. On the other hand, if you hate to cook, look for a house with a small kitchen. long-term needs for seniors housing While considering the features of a home and determining if it’s the right home for you, consider the long-term. Does the home have modifications that will make it ea...

Which House Plants are Best to Clean Air & Remove Toxins?
Healthy indoor air quality

Which house plants are best for purifying air? Ecohome investigates

...kitchen to remove formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene , which can be found in certain kitchen appliances and furniture. • Snake plants in the bedroom because they absorb CO² in the day, release oxygen at night, & who doesn't like snakes in the bedroom? • Boston ferns in the basement because they like cool, moist area...