Home energy efficiency / Guides

Basement wall insulation
Insulation and soundproofing

Properly insulating basements and concrete slab floors

...energy, and money in the longterm. When renovating or building a new home in the US or Canada with a Basement or a Slab on Grade , in the EcoHome best practic...

Affordable green prefab homes - contemporary rancher style - Abri 1850 BV
Architecture and plan design

Prefab Homes for Sale - Beautiful & Sustainable - Available Now

...Energy Ready home, the Abri models are just one of many Architect designed green prefab eco homes in the growing range from Ecohabitation in Montreal. Created b...

Water efficiency
Plumbing and water heaters

How to save money on your hot water bills!

...efficiency , energy efficient home design and all you need to know to build sustainable healthy homes in the Ecohome green building guide pages.

Problem areas of air leakage in a home and blower door test being cond
Air and vapour barriers

Airtight Construction of Homes is Essential: "Your house sucks." "Oh yeah? your house blows!"

...Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV) systems Air Barriers & How to Install for Air Tight Homes And to see more guide page in the EcoHome Green Building...

Gas powered tankless water heaters
Plumbing and water heaters

Are tankless water heaters good?

...home water efficiency , low flow showerheads , Greywater heat recovery and all you need to know about sustainable and high performance home construction in the ...

Ontario climate change action plan
Grants and incentives

Ontario announces ambitious climate change action plan to reduce emissions

...home energy rating © Ecohome Grants for homeowners to invest in solar and geothermal systems Financial incentives for the purchase of energy efficient houses Es...

Swimming Pool Heating - Save energy & money & be Eco-friendly as possible Tips
Natural swimming pools and ponds

Heating a Swimming Pool - Top 10 Cost-Efficient & Eco-friendly ways to heat a pool

...efficiency HPPH & size it correctly: The COP is the efficiency rating of the HPPH . Heat pump pool heaters are really energy efficient and the energy efficien...

ProductiveHouse in Montreal
Choosing where to live

Green living in the city

...home upgrades for health and efficiency. It isn’t necessary to embark on an expensive remodeling project, you can gradually and affordably reduce the energy n...

Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

A Toronto Off-grid home 20 years later; how did it fare?

...energy collection A successful strategy to power a home with solar energy begins like the water system, with the core principle of first reducing demand. To t...

How radiant floors work
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

How to design for thermal comfort in a home

...home Green Building Guide Pages have all the information you need to build healthy, energy-efficient and resilient home s .

Solariums in cold climates won't heat homes unless carefully designed and built
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

Solariums in cold climates won't heat your home

...home’s engineer Denis Boyer is an expert in thermodynamics and energy efficiency and, conveniently for us, used to live in a house in a cold climate with a sola...