LEED / Guides

DLT Dowel Laminated Timber
Wood and organic materials

Two new options of mass timber panels

...LEED v4 air quality standards) but test results have so far not been made available, so we temporarily hold our recommendation and will update this page when th...

The EC3 Tool - Skanska - Calculating & Comparing Carbon Footprint of Buildings
Planning and Design

Calculating the Carbon Footprint of Buildings, Introducing The EC3 Calculator From Skanska

...LEED , Passive House and Zero Net Energy , though the trend was led by improving building efficiency in homes once constructed – better insulation , better air-...

How to Choose between an HRV and ERV system
HRV and ERV

Choosing between an HRV and an ERV

...LEED certified homes. This makes mechanical ventilation essential in these high performance home by installing either HRV or ERV Ventilation Exchanger Systems ....

Passive House certification - PHI or PHIUS? The Spring House Passive House
Passive House

Everything you need to know about Passive House certification

...LEED Certification, is still seen by many as an "elitist" club reserved for the wealthy. In many ways that's why EcoHome designed and built The Edelweiss House ...

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

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

...LEED points as well. Recycled concrete polished slab © Ecohome There is an often overlooked advantage when you choose a slab over a basement - concrete ...

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

The best tips for buying windows

...Leed V4 Platinum certification we really can't stress enough the enormous role windows will play in your overall home performance. Better windows may pay for th...

The birthplace of Passive House solar home design The Saskatchewan Conservation
Passive solar home design

Saskatchewan: The birthplace of Passive House and passive solar home design

...LEED & ZNE Homes? Building to the bare minimum is understandable with large developers, as they are well-oiled money machines with little motive to change . A...

Heating an off-grid home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

OFF GRID LIVING BLOG, PART 4: Off-grid heating systems - lessons learned from our off grid home

This is the fourth piece in a blog series written by Craig Anderson as he documents the design and construction of an off-grid LEED Gold passively-heated home....

Building Green Homes on a Budget is Possible - Our top tips
Planning and Design

Top tips for planning and building a green home on a budget

...LEED, Passive House or ZNE certified , you're going to need an Architect or green home designer to come up with the plans. As much as we appreciate that everyon...

As our climate adapts to human carbon emissions, homes have to change
Lifestyle and environment

Changing homes in a changing climate

...LEED and other programs can help reduce the rate of climate change, how else can we adapt? Why do we need to build more resilient homes? How do we build mor...

Living green wall
Healthy indoor air quality

Living walls: what they do and don't do

...LEED certified buildings for example (with better air quality and natural light), have noted increased rates of productivity and reduced absenteeism of employee...