Home Durability / Guides

Ecohome's Kenogami House 'The Most Resilient Home in North America'
Concept and design

Resilient design features for new home construction

...homes building for a changing Climate here . Even without adding significant cost to a build, a home can be built with far greater durability and be better-ab...

Real estate

Evaluating a home before purchase: how to recognize value and potential problems

...homes , evaluating ahome before buying , finding the right neighbourhood ,and everything you need to know about green home renovations and upgrades in the Ecoho...

Kitchen and Bathroom design tips
Kitchens

Design ideas for durable kitchens and bathrooms

...homes it is worth a check to make sure bathroom and kitchen fans aren't vented into the attic. Range hood over gas stove © Ecohome Home ventilation an...

stove hood bathroom fan central vac
Healthy indoor air quality

Removing dust and moisture from homes

...homes helps keep air healthy for occupants, and helps keep home humidity down. Excess humidity in houses can cause moisture damage, but what is not often consid...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

All about green home certification programs & rating systems for USA & Canada

...Homes: ENERGY STAR promotes guidelines for energy efficiency in new homes resulting in homes that are at least 20% more efficient than homes built to provinci...

Durability Risk Evaluation Form
LEED Homes

Durability Risk Evaluation Form

...durability issues helps create a home with the greatest chance of withstanding whatever nature can throw at it. Dowload the LEED for Homes Durability Evaluation...

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

How to choose a home-building contractor

...home performance, ventilation, durability, etc, so you are armed with a bit of info when you make calls. When you sign a home-building contract with a contracto...

Choosing a home and neighbourhood
Real estate

Shopping for a home? Some tips for finding the right house and neighbourhood

...home will be the biggest investment of our lives. This section is about knowing what to look for in new homes to get the best value for your dollar, or what to ...

PSI

Case Study: Kenogami House, Saguenay, Quebec

...Home of the Year Awards from Green Builder Media® This is a passively heated 1,950 net square feet, 3 bedroom home rated at 15 kWh per square meter per year t...

The high performance almost ZNE Warburg house by bioi - built for under $100,00
Efficient home design

A High Performance Home on a Shoe String Budget (Almost ZNE!)

...home. To see more about Net Zero Energy NZE Homes or Zero Net Energy Houses & Buildings, see HERE from EcoHome, North America's favorite Green Building websit...

LEED Homes

Getting Started

...durability risk assessment form outlining possible durability issues in your region, including measures taken to address them, and a checklist of completed dura...