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Why Building Affordable Eco Homes is Important
Efficient home design

Why building an affordable family home today means choosing to build a Green Home

...Home ? Even as the homebuying habits in the US & Canada have begun to favor more efficient and sustainable homes, we still have a long way to go in terms of making quality homes easier to identify. In Europe, they have introduced mandatory home-energy labeling for new homes and resales – similar to the label you’d ...

LED filament bulbs
Lighting

All about LED filament bulbs

...home lighting and energy efficiency in the following pages and in the EcoHome Green Building Guide . All About Home Lighting Design Different Electric Home Heating Types - Which are Best? Best Energy Saving Tips for Green Homes - 10 Tips Renewable Energy - What are the Best Ways to generate Powe...

Net Zero Energy Homes Pilot Project Canada
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Natural Resources Canada launches net zero energy pilot project

...Homes Ltd. Vancouver, BC www.sonbuilthomes.com Sustainable TO Toronto, ON www.sustainable.to Wrighthaven Homes Limited Elora, ON www.wrighthavenhomes.com Spring 2014 to Spring 2015: Houses will be constructed and then go through the R-2000 verification and labelling protocol. Summer ...

Are low-flow shower heads worth the money?
Bathrooms

Are low-flow shower heads worth the money?

...homes , plumbing and water conservation , and all about sustainable and energy efficient home design in the Ecohome Green Home Building Guide pages .

Bike lanes in Vancouver
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Vancouver's goal of becoming the Greenest City by 2020

...home construction projects in the city must now go through an EnerGuide audit, and homes built to city building bylaws would be expected to achieve an EnerGuide rating of 80 or better. Blower door test © Ecohome Part of that audit is a blower door test which involves sealing your home, and with a fan in the doo...

Can I legally put a Tiny House on my Property?
Tiny house

How can I put a Tiny House on my property legally in the USA ?

...Homes See Architect designed Prefab Tiny Houses for Sale Have a Backyard Office Delivered on a Truck! What are the Laws in Washington State for Tiny Homes? Are Shipping Container Tiny Homes Good or Bad? Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide or to learn...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

Find out what's trending in 2020 for Green Home Construction

...certification schemes being devised making it easier for home buyers across the US and Canada to recognise and choose greener homes - and with choice and competition these should progressively become more affordable, accelerating the number of new home builders and owners who demand better homes - Ecohome hopes that th...

Aerial view of The Earth Rangers Centre (CNW Group/Earth Rangers)
LEED Homes

The Earth Rangers Retrofit a LEED Gold building and earn LEED Platinum

...Certification from the Canada Green Building Council, for Existing Buildings (EB). The Earth Rangers Centre certified LEED Gold for New Construction in 2004, is home to Earth Rangers' Animal Ambassadors and staff and is also a showcase for leading edge sustainable building technologies that reduce energy, water and r...

Flexible 'solar glitter' from Mpower Technologies
Solar photovoltaic

Flexible PV 'solar glitter' panels coming soon

...home on a budget here , or find out all about Passive House certification & design in North America here - from The EcoHome Green Building Guides ...

Are Laminate Countertops Good for Sustainable Green Counters in Homes?
Interiors

Are laminate countertops good for a sustainable green home?

...certification procedures including test methods, allowable emission levels, product sample collection, testing, as well as to program application processes, toxicity limits and acceptance for certification. The GREENGUARD certification procedure identifies interior products and materials with low chemical and particl...

Water efficient Boulevard FloWise toilet from American Standard
Bathrooms

Efficient toilets for LEED homes

Watch more videos Toilets usually account for about a third of the indoor water use of a home , so toilets that carry the EPA WaterSense® label are a great place to start looking. Then comes the choice of either single flush or dual flush- it's a bit of a toss up but in the end we chose to go with single flush...