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Quarantine DIY Projects to do with Kids - Refinishing Wood
Interiors

Home improvement projects to do with kids - Refinishing wood

...home - and not to minimize the strain because this can be really tough on a lot of people, but right now our jobs are the easiest - just stay home, stay sane and hang out with our kids. That’s how WE help protect the health of the frontline workers, and of our high-risk friends, neighbors and family members. It's a sma...

The Best 10 Energy Saving Tips for Green Homes - EcoHome
Wall assemblies - renovation

Green home improvements: an energy-saving pyramid scheme that actually works!

...home on a budget How to design a home that uses less energy Future-proof building techniques for a changing climate Resilient design features for new home construction Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide pages on North America's favorite green building web...

How to REPAIR DRYWALL - jam that sticky white stuff in those holes folks
Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces

How to repair drywall - fill holes, cracks and dents in walls like a pro

...home Trace the shape of the removed piece on a new piece of drywall. cut it inside the line enough that it will fit. © Ecohome install the new piece of drywall and screw it to the wood backing. © Ecohome If the new piece of drywall protrudes at all, trim it with a utility knife. © Ecohome Apply ...

Bike lanes in Downtown Vancouver
Choosing where to live

Urban living

...home usually translates into financial savings and improved quality of life. And it all starts with a home of a reasonable size, in a reasonable location. A green lifestyle in the city Green lifestyle in the in the suburbs Moving to the country - rural lifestyle Choosing a home location: Being close t...

Lithium-ion solar home battery
Solar photovoltaic

Lithium-ion solar home batteries

...Home Batteries and Power Storage. Read more moving away from fossil fuels and how to reduce your carbon footprint in the following pages and in the EcoHome Green Building Guide . Tesla Solar Panel Special Offer Building a Near Zero Energy Home on a Budget Passive House Certification & Design in North ...

$40k Interest-Free Loans for Green Home Renos, How to Apply Canada 2021
Grants and incentives

Greener Homes interest-free loan scheme 2021 Canada - the ultimate guide

...Homes interest-free loan scheme. Learn more about Canadian and US renovation tax credits and incentives , as well as green home improvement ideas in the pages below and in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages . Canada Greener Homes Grant 2021 - How to apply step by step Find Free Home Energy Audits in Can...

Which Houseplants are Best to Clean Air & Remove Toxins?
Healthy indoor air quality

Which houseplants are best for purifying air? Ecohome investigates

...home air quality, we find the idea that putting specific plants in specific rooms for added benefit to be particularly amusing, given the air movement in homes due to ventilation equipment. Do house plants purify the air in a home? No, they do not. An ideal HVAC design for homes would include a ventilation in...

Reflective window film to reduce overheating
Windows and doors

Product feature: window film treatment to reflect heat and lower air conditioning bills

...homes in a changing climate Why green homes are best for climate extremes Tips for successfully building affordable eco homes Resilient design features for sustainable new home construction Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide pages or to learn more about t...

Suburb of Toronto
Choosing where to live

Living a greener lifestyle in the suburbs

...home upgrades. Since your ecological footprints are so heavy residential areas, it is important to take steps to mitigate that as much as possible. All the information necessary to build a green home is available on this site, but in the meantime if you live in a conventional home, start by reading our simple househo...

Earth day celebrations for 50th Anniversary
Lifestyle and environment

50th anniversary Earth day 2020 taking place online

...home upgrades - in our Building Guide pages you can learn about simple home improvements that save you money and energy while making your home more comfortable and more durable. While confined, we will eventually run out of drawers and closets to clean, so think big! Touchless home technologies – these can reduce the...

Living green wall
Healthy indoor air quality

Living walls: what they do and don't do

...improvement in air quality. However, from a quality of life and design perspective, these make for very cool living rooms. Having potted plants in a home makes it more welcoming and relaxing; a living wall ensures you have an abundance of such greenery. And an automated system such as this also means your plants won'...