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Green building certifications

Got a Green Home You Want to Show Off? Nominate Yourself for an Award.

...home look forward to featuring not only the winners, but other homes that stand out in design and performance. From SAB's website: The Canadian Green Buildi...

Poly vapour barriers in air conditioned houses can cause mold and rot
Healthy indoor air quality

Why you should Never Install Air-Con in a Home with a Vapor Barrier

...homes can rot walls because of the condensation they may cause. This is why if you have a newer home with a vapor barrier, you may be better waiting until the e...

Real estate

Real estate

...home will be the biggest investment of our lives. This section is about knowing what to look for in new homes to get the best value for your dollar, or what to ...

Dense-packed cellulose wall insulation
Wall assemblies - new construction

Dense-packed cellulose insulation wall systems

...Homes of Carp, Ontario designed and built Canada's first Energy Star labelled home in Canada. This home was built with dense-packed (or dense-blown) cellulose a...

DIY Bidet Installation Video - Save on Water & Paper
Bathrooms

DIY Bidet installation video

...home water efficiency and conservation of natural resources in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages . DIY Home Bidet kits - compare online here Wa...

Exterior damp proofing and drainage mat to protect basements from wate
Insulation and soundproofing

Best practices for basement insulation in new home construction

...homes is heat security, as extreme weather events in cold months routinely drive residents from their homes for lack of power and heat. Homes that are better si...

How to choose Triple pane, high performance windows
Windows and doors

The best tips for buying windows

...home interior. The Solar Heat Gain coefficient based on orientation in the Northern Hemisphere © Ecohome Tips for choosing the right w...

custom kitchen renovation by River Woodworks
Kitchens

Formaldehyde-Free Green Kitchen cabinetry for a Non-toxic Home - Price Comparisons

...home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guides . Choose Formaldehyde-free cabinets for your green kitchen © Ecohome ...

Non-toxic food safe wood finishing oil for counters, floors, decks and toys
Healthy indoor air quality

Naturally made non-toxic wood finishing oil

...homes of pregnant women, young children and newborns, and anyone with respiratory issues or chemical sensitivities . Their Kunos oil is also approved for contac...

Finished basements can lead to mold and mildew
Healthy indoor air quality

Why are basements moldy? How to fix or Prevent a Moldy Basement

...home for as long as your home stands, especially if the relative humidity and natural (air leakage) ventilation in the home means that ground floor rooms are le...

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

Rigid insulation panels: which ones to use for different applications

...Home Guide to High Performance wall construction here And watch the Video Guide to high performance wall construction and insulation here Both from the EcoH...