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Wildfire Smoke & How to Keep it Outside Homes
Healthy indoor air quality

How to keep wildfire smoke out of Green Homes with mechanical ventilation systems?

...power during summer and heating power during winter - which is why using HRV and ERV systems is recommended to reduce energy loss whilst ventilating homes. When...

Natural Building Insulation Made of Grass - Eco-friendly, Green
Insulation and soundproofing

Non-toxic natural building insulation made of grass

...home or walls change, some of that moisture will be absorbed and released by the materials in your home. And, as it's that time of year when condensation on win...

Snowboarder, Mike, Basich's, off-grid cabin in the woods with hot tub
Tiny house

Off-grid tiny house in the heart of the Sierras.

...home and expensive car, but ultimately it left him feeling unsatisfied. He bailed out of competitive snowboarding and integrated his passion for photography wit...

Wind turbine © Jinterwas, Flickr
Lifestyle and environment

Clean energy infrastructure and efficient-housing for Canada's Indigenous communities

...powerful force for change and are partnering, owning, and operating projects. Our mission is to create an inclusive and open Indigenous clean energy community o...

Comparing ground source and air source heat pumps
Heating and cooling

Heat Pumps: Ground source geothermal GSHP or air source ASHP, which one is best for heating a home?

...home running on solar panels and batteries, or for backup heat "just in case" or in the case of a prolonged power outage, perhaps consider a high efficiency ele...

Transparent solar power producing windows
Renewable energy

transparent solar panels

...solar energy. In a world of passive, self-sustaining mini-power stations, would the need for fossil fuel actually evaporate along with the need for a power cord...

Building a Passive House that's LEED Certified too - an Owner's Tale
Passive House

An owner/builder's account of building a Passive House

...Home posted following the personal experience of Sarah Cobb and William Murray of Rocket Construction Inc. as they built a home in Abercorn, Montérégie, Quebec....

Efficient home design

Phase change building materials - natural heat storage in buildings

...home that changes phase at room temperature, you can to a degree, regulate the temperature of your home with no supplemental energy input. That, in layman terms...

Slab-on-grade for Ecohome's upcoming video building guide
Passive solar home design

how to build a slab-on-grade on standard soil

...home 3. Plumbing and mechanical infrastructure All plumbing infrastructure (water pipes, drains, radon stack, central vac, power conduits, etc.) was put...

Electricity

Lights, appliances and all things electrical

...Home lighting: EXAMPLE 1 There are many factors that determine how much energy you will require to illuminate your home. A small, open concept home can ...

Solar thermal collectors

Product of the month: Solar water heater with overheating protection

...Solar Thermal Water Heaters , Solar Air Heaters , and EcoHome's new concept home with a solar air heated radiant floor in the EcoHome Green Building Guides .