Home insulation / Guides

Installing foam panel insulation, which is best?
Insulation and soundproofing

Rigid insulation panels: which ones to use for different applications

...Insulation Products, Like Hemp Insulation panels or Batt Insulation or mineral wool - demonstrated here in roof insulation . Polyisocyanurate Foam Panels: P...

The Archipod
Tiny house

Have a backyard home office delivered by truck

...home may actually boost productivity and morale while lowering absenteeism. And yet working from home also has its challenges. How does one manage to separate...

Renovate, Remodel or Rebuild? How to choose which is Best for Homes
Wall assemblies - renovation

Should I be renovating my home or tearing it down & rebuilding?

...insulation can be used for home renovations © Ecohome With enough insulation on the exterior of the wall you can also safely add batt insulation in the stud...

Efficient green home design choices
Concept and design

Efficient home design, or how to design a home to use less energy

...home starts with being well-designed, well-insulated, and if possible, has glazing oriented to the south for passive heat gain . Energy efficiency, insulation...

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab tiny house kit home
Tiny house

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab tiny house kit home

...home sizes . Small homes take less materials to build than large homes, and they consume less energy to operate. Ergo, smaller homes are ‘greener’ homes. At lea...

Energy modeling simulation of heat loss through thermal bridging
Efficient home design

What is a thermal bridge and why is it so important to break it?

...home somewhat unusable at times. Wood, metal and concrete in exterior walls act as thermal bridges, conducting far more heat than the insulation on either sid...

Ice dams on roofs & how to fix them
Roof assemblies - renovation

What causes ice dams and how to fix them

...home Ice Dams can cause damage to homes and buildings © Ecohome Now you know what causes Ice Dams and How to Fix Them, find mo...

Real estate

Are you selling a house? Here are the top 10 things homebuyers look for

...homes for seniors , evaluating ahome before buying , and all you need to know about green home renovations and upgrades in the Ecohome Green Home Building Guide...

Naugler House: the most energy efficient Passive House design in New Brunswick
Efficient home design

New Brunswick's most energy efficient home is Passive House designed

...Home Green Building Guides , on North America's favorite green building website - EcoHome.net... Finished Passive House standard home ...

Off-grid home with solar PV & Battery backup
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Thinking about renewable home energy and a battery backup?

...home battery systems: In the earlier days of off-grid home construction and home power storage, the only home battery option on the market was the lead/acid v...

Prefab frost-protected shallow foundation insulated form kit
Slab on Grade

Raft slabs - How to build Insulated Frost Protected shallow foundations (FPSF) on problem soils

...insulation forms, interior floor insulation and reinforcement mesh as per engineering specifications. If you are installing in-floor radiant heating, be sure ...