Green kitchen / Guides

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.

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

...green’ home that has reduced greenhouse gas emissions compared to code-compliant industry standards. Calculating the carbon footprint of a building To demonstrate the importance of calculating embodied energy, Ecohome’s Quebec-based affiliate Ecohabitation did a carbon calculation of the Eco-Habitat S1600 prefab ki...

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...

Sorting home recyclable materials at a recycling center
Lifestyle and environment

Why recycling is important, and how to recycle correctly at home

...kitchen waste as compost to grow food in a backyard lasagna garden How to dispose of construction waste responsibly Where to buy and sell used building materials online Find more about green home construction in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages - also, learn more about the benefits of a free Eco...

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 .

Ice dams on roofs & how to fix them
Roof assemblies - renovation

What causes ice dams and how to fix them

...kitchen cupboards can be a tell-tale sign as well – since the air in kitchens is often more humid and cupboards are closed with little air movement, condensation can form on the walls in the back of cupboards. Whether or not you have indentified an ice damming problem, this is an indication that you have a thermal brid...

Frost in Attics: What causes Attic Ice? How to Fix it?
Roof assemblies - renovation

Why is there frost in my attic? Is ice in roofs a problem & How do I stop it?

...green building techniques here : How to prepare your home for winter Easy energy efficient home upgrades When to replace old windows and when to repair them How to choose the best windows Everything you need to know about planning a sustainable green renovation or new building project ...

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...

How to Find & Order In-Stock Essential Products Online COVID-19 & Coronavirus

Life Hacks to help stay Eco during COVID-19 Quarantine & Ordering Online

...green DIY shelter in place projects is that some of these categories overlap with stuff we might be looking for. And here's the thing - what we found is, that when we did searches on Amazon, the same products were often listed multiple times and depending if we clicked on the 'right' or 'wrong' listing, this could dr...

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...