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Air and vapour barriers

Aerobarrier home and attic air-sealing spray

...home’s French counterpart Écohabitation is in the process of moving to new office space in an older building, and when a blower door test was performed during r...

Ecodrain greywater recovery unit
Greywater Heat Recovery

A new design in greywater heat recovery

...renovations and sometimes even in new home construction. Since the summer of 2014, the Canadian startup company EcoDrain has been distributing greywater heat ...

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...

Crawl Spaces or Slab on Grade Foundations?
Crawl spaces

Should I Build on a Slab on Grade Foundation or a Crawl Space?

...home The draw backs of building on a slab on grade: Building your home on a slab on grade means you will have no basement storage, a mechanical room on th...

Real estate

Evaluating a home before purchase: how to recognize value and potential problems

...homes , evaluating ahome before buying , finding the right neighbourhood ,and everything you need to know about green home renovations and upgrades in the Ecoho...

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 ...

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...

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

...home. For those wishing to reduce their impact during construction and renovations, it’s worthwhile to consider the embodied energy of products and remember t...

Smart sewage backup device
Plumbing and water heaters

Sewage backup flood prevention and water leak notification on your device - our products of the month

...homes and the health of occupants. According to the Régie du bâtiment du Québec (RBQ), sewer backups and basement water damage are among the most common home ...

Better Basement Design on basement walls prevents mold and midlew
Healthy indoor air quality

Basement renovations: How to prevent mold when finishing basements

...renovations demonstrating mold growth in internal stud wall © Ecohome Above is a photo of a basement being repaired after flooding. The mold damage you see ...

Cambrian Black Granite
Kitchens

Granite counter tops

...home construction, check out the Ecohome Green building guide, North America's trusted resource on green home building