Home lighting / Guides

Mixed interior room lighting
Lighting

Home lighting design

...home lighting design should be the orientation of windows for quality of life, but also passive solar heat gain. Not only does the sun offer free heat, but free...

Warm light and dimmable LED bulbs
Lighting

All about LED bulbs - video

...home design , home lighting design and anything you need to know about sustainable green home construction in Ecohome's green building guide pages.

Electricity

Lights, appliances and all things electrical

...Home lighting: EXAMPLE 1 There are many factors that determine how much energy you will require to illuminate your home. A small, open concept home can ...

The LEED Platinum Beachaus II from Inhaus Development Ltd.
LEED Homes

LEED Platinum Home in British Columbia

...lighting are cornerstones of both sustainable housing and good quality of life. Automated home systems like those found in both Beachaus homes can be more tha...

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...

The Fincube tin house
Tiny house

The Fincube off-grid tiny house

...home. See more Tiny Houses Here in the EcoHome Green Home Building Guides For more information check out the Fincube website .Photos courtesy of Meraner Han...

Built to ENDURE: the Net Zero Heat Kenogami House
Efficient home design

The Kenogami House: designed to ENDURE

...homeowners to meet that criteria for the Kenogami House. The acronym: E - Energy efficient - a high performance home must comprise efficient energy systems ...

Off-grid leed home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid living blog post 4: appliances, mechanical and other systems

...home. In years past, the mechanical systems and appliances within off-grid homes looked quite different from typical grid-tied homes. Electricity generation w...

Reducing the need for air conditioning
Heating and cooling

How to keep homes cool without air conditioning

...home for thermal comfort , Passive heating and cooling and energy efficient home design, see the Green Home Building Guidance at Ecohome, North America's truste...

60 Minutes On This Bicycle Can Power Your Home For 24 Hours (In Theory Anyhow)
Renewable energy

Can you really power your home with a bicycle generator?

...homes For more info on how to build an energy efficient home , or perhaps build an off-grid home , or even how to build an off-grid Tiny Home , check out our ...

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

Thinking about renewable home energy and a battery backup?

...lighting, cooking and general home operation, the biggest risk to home comfort and security in a power outage is not being able to heat your home. Lighting with...