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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

...home builder: Best practices for basement construction - Ecohome Guide How much insulation does a basement need - EcoHome Guide How to finish the exteri...

Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US
Concept and design

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of buying a new home?

...homes & Zero Energy Homes all of which is accomodated in the design of the EcoHome prefab kit homes which incorporate the following. Triple-glazed windows (...

Hemp insulation products for USA & Canada rolling off the production line
Insulation and soundproofing

Hemp insulation in Canada & USA - insulating naturally is an Eco-friendly alternative

...insulation with no special safety gear or gloves required. Hemp batt wall insulation in a wood framed wall © Nature Fibres Hemp insulation products av...

Passive House on a Budget - The Damn Near Passive house
Passive House

The Un-certified but 'Damn Near' Passive House.

...home , in the sense that the heating and cooling is largely passive. To achieve this, homes have to be designed to take advantage of the free heat available fro...

Top Tips for Getting a House Ready for Winter
Wall assemblies - renovation

Winter preparation for your home - are you ready for the cold?

...insulation, or even the complete absence of insulation in some spots. Some insulation materials can settle; other times builders take short cuts and future home...

Passively-heated off-grid LEED Gold home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid living blog part 6 - energy modeling projections and real performance

...home. See post 1 of the off-grid homes blog here, the overview . or post 2 in the off-grid homes blog here covering design and construction choices . or here se...

Building Green Homes on a Budget is Possible - Our top tips
Planning and Design

Top tips for planning and building a green home on a budget

...home. An energy-efficient ‘eco home’ doesn’t necessarily need to cost a lot more than a code-built home because a lot of that depends on design , but choosing a...

Correct window installation details
Windows and doors

How to install windows

...home will mean reduced heat loss over a poorer quality window, and with the right windows on the south side you can gain more heat in the daytime than they will...

Ecohome's passively heated Edelweiss House
Efficient home design

Are better insulated homes worth the money?

...home feasibility study and implementation plan for green home building in Quebec. The price of heating costs assumes baseboards and includes taxes. The cost of ...

Correctly installed Triple pane south facing windows on Ecohome's Demo House
Windows and doors

Installing doors & windows for the best performance in high efficiency homes, LEED & Passive House

...homes: Find out All about Air & Vapour Barriers in High Performance Homes - EcoHome Guide Discover the Aerobarrier Home & Attic Air Sealing Spray - EcoHom...

Why Building Affordable Eco Homes is Important
Efficient home design

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

...homes Resilient design features for sustainable new home construction Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide pa...