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Tips for finding a reliable green home builder
How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals

How to choose a home-building contractor

...Guide How much insulation does a basement need - EcoHome Guide How to finish the exterior of Insulated basements and slabs - Ecohome Video Guide Why is a Slab-on-grade Foundation more Eco-Friendly than a Basement? - EcoHome Discussions

Habitat workers raise a wall at the the Red River Ex June 2011
LEED Homes

The Canada Green Building Council announces affordable green housing program

...Guide pages and l earn more about energy-efficient home upgrades , and Green building certification programs such as LEED for Homes , Passive House , Net Zero labelled homes that may make your home qualify for tax rebates and incentives .

How to Fasten Cement Board Facing to slab on grade insulation
Slab on Grade

Finishing the exterior of an insulated slab-on-grade floor

...Guide for a Slab on Grade Foundation with Solar Powered Radiant Heating , or discover many more articles about Design, Insulation, Forming, Heating & Pouring of Slab on Grade by Clicking HERE or join the debate about which insulation is the greenest here , all from the EcoHome Green Building Guides

Insulating a Slab on grade for a Passive Solar LEED Home with Rockwool © Ecohome
Insulation and soundproofing

Insulating below slab-on-grade floors

...guide pages: Thanks to our sponsor Roxul / Rockwool . See other slab on grade information pages here: The Definitive Slab-on-grade Technical Guide How to build a slab-on-grade foundation with thickened edge for normal soil conditions Slab on Grade insulated prefabricated ICF form kits, how to build them, wh...

High efficiency wood stoves
Wood stove and biomass heat

Heating with wood and biomass fuel

...guide here on choosing the best firewood for the highest heat output , or see our guide on choosing the best wood-buring stoves or fireplace inserts here , both from the EcoHome Green Building Guides

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

Lasagna Gardening: the pros & cons of a lasagna garden

...Guide Vegetables that grow well in the shade Growing food at home in small spaces - 7 top tips Urban farming - a guide to growing edible perennials in your yard How to build a backyard greenhouse in cold climates Find more about green lifestyle choices and home construction in the Ecohome ...

Recycled building materials
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Where to buy and sell used building materials

...Guide pages of Ecohome, North America's green building website .

Flooded streets impervious surfaces - Calgary Alberta
Rainwater Collection & Watering

Rainwater management and water-permeable surfaces

...Guide to Rainwater Harvesting . and the first grocery store green roof producing its own food in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

The Zoetrope DIY Vertical Wind Turbine Design
Wind power

The Zoetrope: Open Source DIY Vertical Wind Turbine Design

...guide includes a list of necessary materials, recommended tools and details the build process. Interested? Cruise over to the Applied Sciences website and check it out for yourself. Or check out the construction tutorial animation below.