Green lifestyle / Guides

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...

Suburb of Toronto
Choosing where to live

Living a greener lifestyle in the suburbs

...lifestyle features are the new symbols of success. So green up your house and show it off. This can be done by installing solar panels and a full retrofit, or...

Bike lanes in Downtown Vancouver
Choosing where to live

Urban living

...green lifestyle in the city Green lifestyle in the in the suburbs Moving to the country - rural lifestyle Choosing a home location: Being close to t...

Efficient green home design choices
Concept and design

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

...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 possible, has glazing ...

The Otis mobile tiny house
Tiny house

The Tiny House Movement may have gotten tinier with the arrival of Otis

Three years ago, professor Lucas Brown’s students in Green Mountain College’s Renewable Energy and Ecological Design (REED) class built a custom-designed tiny ...

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum certified home - The Edelweiss House
LEED Homes

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum house - An EcoHome project checklist

...Green Building Guides A green building video series on our website And the EcoHome Green Building YouTube channel . More about LEED V4 certification Mor...

Bathroom with refinished claw foot tub and barn board trim in a home c
Materials and resources

Finding environmentally friendly materials

...greener options, but we all need to be realistic. If you blow your budget on one green feature you might be cutting corners in the future that have greater impa...

Net Zero Energy Home ZNE in Edmonton Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Award winning Net Zero house in Edmonton Alberta Leads the Way

...greener lifestyle and inspired us to do the same. Now, many years later, it is our turn to close this circle and inspire others. Editors note: Below are the j...

Alex and Jerelyn Wilson's Vermont farm
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Creating a farm and building a resilient lifestyle

...lifestyle, or perhaps a life philosophy. Sure, 'green' homes can help save the planet, but some of them may also save the individual. Predictions for the futu...

Climate change impact of diet
Lifestyle and environment

how your diet affects climate change

...green home doesn't instantly equate to a low-impact lifestyle, if for example you have a long gas-powered daily commute and you eat a 12 ounce steak every night...

Concept and design

How to stay on budget when building a home

...green homes. Patrick is trained in business administration and information management, and is an experienced green building project manager. JP – Patrick, ple...