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Air barriers are essential to a properly functioning wall system
Air and vapour barriers

What is an air barrier?

...wrap installation © Ecohome Alternatively, we would propose a 'peel and stick' membrane for a much better air seal (as seen in the image below). When a memb...

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...

Efficient home design

Phase change building materials - natural heat storage in buildings

...homes that were attempting to reach Zero Net Energy, as it an provide comfort and help balance home temperatures with reduced energy demand for heating and cool...

Green cleaning products
Healthy indoor air quality

6 easy steps to detoxify your home

...home air quality. 5.) Open your windows. Did you know that the inside of a home generally has three to four times the dangerous pollutants and small particles...

Off grid, passively heated and cooled house in the Gatineau Hills, Que
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off grid living blog, part 2: passively heated, this house in Quebec aims for LEED certification

...home. See post 1 of the off-grid homes blog here . or post 3 in the off-grid homes blog here . This off-grid home design began with the basic principles of pa...

Earthship in Taos, New Mexico, shame they don't work in cold climates
Concept and design

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...home insulation a new name - Thermal Wrap . "If the Earthship were a gasoline engine, Thermal Wrap and double or triple greenhouses would be fuel injection. I...

Installing Siding Correctly
Exterior cladding

How to install siding

Siding Installation The walls of your home are an environmental separator. Their job is to keep the inside in and the outside out. Exterior cladding or sid...

Disposing of old batteries
Kitchens

Waste management: compost and recycling

...home construction Find more about green home construction in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages - also, learn more about the benefits of a free Ecohom...

Slab on grade or a foundation and basement?
Foundation choices

Choosing between a slab-on-grade or a foundation and basement

...home Guide Best practices for basement construction - Ecohome Guide How much insulation does a basement need - EcoHome Guide How to finish the exterior of...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

Find out what's trending in 2020 for Green Home Construction

...homebuyers to make better choices in the homes they are thinking of buying and driving up the adoption of energy efficient home renovation industry as better ho...

The difference between air barriers and vapour barriers
Air and vapour barriers

The Difference between air barriers and vapor barriers

...homes , exterior air barrier membranes , how to choose and install WRBs (weather resistant barriers) , and all about sustainable and energy efficient home const...