Green materials / Guides

Hemp fibreboard and Hemp insulation - the Green Building choice
Wood and organic materials

Hemp building supplies

...materials not only reduces the risk of exposure to VOCs in the home, it amounts to a reduction in the manufacturing of toxic synthetic materials, thus protectin...

Crawl Spaces or Slab on Grade Foundations?
Foundations and Basements

Slab on grade or crawlspaces, which is better?

...materials, more stages of construction and more labour with a crawlspace than a slab. Passive House slab on grade form kit ready to pour concrete © Ecohome ...

Electric vehicle charging station
Commuting

Electric Vehicles getting help from the provinces

...Green Home Building Guide pages at Ecohome, North America's Green Building Website .

Greenhouse Construction for Cold Climates
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

How to build a greenhouse in a cold climate

...greenhouses - see choices for greenhouse materials here Irrigation system: The greenhouse used for food production has an irrigation system with water pumpe...

The village of Baie-Saint-Paul in Charlevoix
Choosing where to live

Moving to the country - living a rural lifestyle

...green communities are popping up across the country. If you choose to live in a new development, look into well planned eco-developments. Houses with green comp...

Solar Electricity Generation & Storage with no Batteries, Azelio
Renewable energy

Azelio Solar solutions combine electricity generation & storage without Batteries

...materials and battery technology. So far, there have been several encouraging green building trends of 2020 that caught our attention, notably an increase in ...

Living green wall
Healthy indoor air quality

Living walls: what they do and don't do

...greenery. And an automated system such as this also means your plants won't die of thirst due to forgetfulness. Green walls for living rooms © The Bahia Stu...

Tiny House living in cold climates - one of the best tiny homes on wheels
Tiny house

Tiny Houses - Living in Cold Climates

...green way - recyclability during its inevitable deconstruction. Building materials that have been spray-foamed have only one foreseeable resting place in their ...

The EC3 Tool - Skanska - Calculating & Comparing Carbon Footprint of Buildings
Planning and Design

Calculating the Carbon Footprint of Buildings, Introducing The EC3 Calculator From Skanska

...materials. How to calculate & compare the embodied carbon in building materials? The introduction of the free, open-access Embodied Carbon in Construction C...

Building a Passive House that's LEED Certified too - an Owner's Tale
Passive House

An owner/builder's account of building a Passive House

...Green Building Guides - North America's favorite Sustainable & Green Building Resource

Roxul mineral wool batt insulation in LEED Homes
Insulation and soundproofing

Choosing the right insulation: the pros, cons and applications for walls, slabs & basements

...Green Building Guides - North America's best green building resource ... To watch 'how to' videos about insulating a Living Green Roof see here