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Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

All about green home certification programs & rating systems for USA & Canada

...Homes: ENERGY STAR promotes guidelines for energy efficiency in new homes resulting in homes that are at least 20% more efficient than homes built to provinci...

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...

Grants and incentives

Green building financial incentives

...homebuyers were willing to pay an additional $10,000 for a ‘green home’, compared to only 22% in 2008. Demand for more efficient homes is rising, making an even...

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 save money If you're having a new home built or doing extensive renovations to an existing home, making better choices in design and materials is a wise...

A Vancouver laneway house
Flexible house design

Flexible house design

...home. It can come in handy for yourself, but also it's a great feature if you sell your home. Even if you go on vacation for a week it can help you and your h...

LEED Platinum home certification FAQ
LEED Homes

LEED Certification for Homes - Frequently Asked Questions

...homes , and some home insurance companies offer discounts as well, since LEED homes are more durable than homes built simply to provincial building code. Certai...

Condensation on windows in our homes - why is it there? - how to stop it?
Walls and Roofs

Condensation on windows is a pain but is it a problem & how to stop it?

...home on a slab-on-grade foundation which is our preferred option, see here. Those pre-Christmas home renovations – People often want to freshen up their homes...

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

Which house plants are best for purifying air? Ecohome investigates

...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 ventilat...

Reflective window film to reduce overheating
Windows and doors

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

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

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?

...home, maybe inherit an old home, or are just tired of living in an old home and aren’t sure of the best course of action. We toil over the same decision with ol...

Efficient green home design choices
Concept and design

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

...home Edelweiss House uses less energy for heat than most homes use for domestic hot water. Learn about the efficient heating strategies here. A house with 60%...