Home rating systems / Guides

Blower Door Tests - What's the Cost & Who Does Them?
Air and vapour barriers

What is a blower door test? What's the cost? How do you find a company to do one?

...home. Standard new home construction in North America seems to return an average air leakage rate of about 3 air changes per hour. Some building rating systems ...

Tips for finding a reliable green home builder
How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals

How to choose a home-building contractor

...home performance. Architects, designers and technologists: Another avenue is to begin with a home designer who has a experience with performance homes, sinc...

LEED Platinum home certification FAQ
LEED Homes

LEED Certification for Homes - Frequently Asked Questions

...homes , LEED V4 , Passive House Certification or other Green home rating systems for Canada and the U.S.A. in the Ecohome green building guide pages .

Wood frame Triple-glazed, argon-filled windows in the Ecohome Demo House
Windows and doors

Choosing windows - which window frame? wood v aluminum v vinyl

...Homes rating system due to performance and a more moderate environmental impact than other window frames. Fibreglass is made from silica sand which is readily a...

Green building certifications

Powerhouse: the new standard for positive energy design

...homes certification , Passive House , Net Zero Labelled homes and all other Green Home Rating systems in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages .

Solar panel installation
Solar photovoltaic

Ten questions to ask a solar panel contractor

...Home Green Building Guides ... *** Hannah West writes professionally for Home Improvement Leed with the goal of empowering homeowners with the expert guidan...

Affordable Modern Prefab Eco Homes Available - The S1600
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

The S1600 - affordable modern prefab eco homes for families

...home Tips for a successful green home build Resilient design features for new home construction Are shipping container homes good or bad? ...

Urban farming
Landscaping

Urban Farming turns beautiful gardens into a grocery store!

...home, this is why in the LEED rating system you will see references to 'drought resistant ' and 'native species ' in terms of landscaping. Water is a quickly ...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

Find out what's trending in 2020 for Green Home Construction

...homebuyers to make better choices in the homes they are thinking of buying and driving up the adoption of energy efficient home renovation industry as better ho...

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?

...systems, they exist to protect home buyers by ensuring there is a bottom rung of performance we don't fall below. So if breaking thermal bridges has now made ...

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...