Green materials / Guides

Efficient home design

Phase change building materials - natural heat storage in buildings

...materials (PCMs) and how they can be incorporated into buildings to improve energy-efficiency by harnessing a naturally-occurring physical reality, 'the melting...

Non-toxic food safe wood finishing oil for counters, floors, decks and toys
Healthy indoor air quality

Naturally made non-toxic wood finishing oil

...materials. There are also no heavy metals used in the colouring pigments, so it is a completely sustainably-made and healthy product. "In our natural wood fin...

Green cleaning products
Healthy indoor air quality

6 easy steps to detoxify your home

...green walls in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages

Real estate

Are you selling a house? Here are the top 10 things homebuyers look for

...materials won't be very noticeable in the cost, but will be a strong incentive to buyers. Read more about how to build healthy green kitchens. Insulating atti...

Prefab & Modular Construction is Booming for Sustainable Homes
Planning and Design

Prefab & Modular Construction poised for dramatic growth in 2020

Following on from our predictions for green construction in 2020 , Dodge Data & Analytics just released the findings of a landmark study on prefab and modular ...

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...

HEPA filters & SMART Air Filters catch airborne dust, pollen, allergens, virus
Healthy indoor air quality

Buying guide for home air filters in furnaces - HEPA, SMART or Regular?

...Green Rater, recipient of the 2016 Green Building Champion Award from the CaGBC, and a contributor to the LEED for Homes Rating system. Now you know m...

Flexible 'solar glitter' from Mpower Technologies
Solar photovoltaic

Flexible PV 'solar glitter' panels coming soon

...materials, and deploy it faster in lighter-weight, larger-area modules.” So there you have it, solar power on the fly - charge your devices easily while hikin...

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...

LEED v4
LEED Homes

What is different with LEED V4?

See the first LEED V4 Platinum house in Canada here. As a movement and an industry, green building is evolving rapidly. Recognizing leadership in t...