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Free Energy Audits, Net Zero Home Grants & Interest Free Home Renovation Loans
Grants and incentives

0% loans & Grants for Green Home Renovations & Construction - A Boost for Canadians in 2020

...Home Incentives: Net Zero Home Grants & Zero Interest Home Renovation Loans for 2020 Whatever the politics, we are thrilled to see the Net Zero Home Grants an...

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...

The LEED rating system
LEED Homes

The LEED rating system

...homeowners with a minimum one hour educational walkthrough to identify and provide instruction of the home’s operational systems, as well as provide homeowners ...

Top Tips for Getting a House Ready for Winter
Wall assemblies - renovation

Winter preparation for your home - are you ready for the cold?

...repairs. Now you know more about getting your home ready for winter , and you know that Ecohome is North America's free online source of Green Building ad...

Interior solid pine door
Doors and trim

Interior finishing

...homes have a lot more caulking and adhesives than older homes. Adhesives are liberally applied to many surfaces for ease and speed of job completion, as well as...

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?

...homes and lead to costly renovations and repairs So, the question is – what should we do about condensation? How do we fix and prevent condensation in our h...

Kitchen and Bathroom design tips
Kitchens

Design ideas for durable kitchens and bathrooms

...homes it is worth a check to make sure bathroom and kitchen fans aren't vented into the attic. Range hood over gas stove © Ecohome Home ventilation an...

Vinyl record album
Healthy indoor air quality

Keep vinyl out of your home (albums excluded of course)

...homes and they have a cumulative effect on indoor air quality . We aren't advocating stripping every home to the studs and starting over, but as you make repair...

Understanding sound transmission in homes
Insulation and soundproofing

Understanding sound transmission in buildings

...home. The amount of noise you hear in your home depends on the amount of noise your neighbour makes, the sound-transmitting properties of the building, and th...

Ecohome's Kenogami House 'The Most Resilient Home in North America'
Concept and design

Resilient design features for new home construction

...home design was created. Note: the main image above is of Ecohome's Kenogami House, which was called ' The Most Resilient Home in North America' by Alex Wilso...

The Best 10 Energy Saving Tips for Green Homes - EcoHome
Wall assemblies - renovation

Green home improvements: an energy-saving pyramid scheme that actually works!

...home construction Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide pages on North America's favorite green building website her...