LEED / Guides

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 ....

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 ...

Passive House on a Budget - The Damn Near Passive house
Passive House

The Un-certified but 'Damn Near' Passive House.

...LEED Platinum V4 home in the world and first in Canada (see here) and which coincidentally was built to Passive House standards . Canada Green Building Council ...

Lifestyle and environment

Resources and getting started

...LEED certified homes . Look into provincial grants as well, and ask your insurance company about discount rates for a healthier, ecologically responsible home. ...

Resilient home construction - Kenogami House of the Year
Efficient home design

"The Most Resilient House in North America"

...LEED-certified homes in the Saguenay region for 7 years but was previously doing general construction in the Montreal region since 1985. Interest in resilienc...

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...

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...

LEED Silver mid-rise in Gatineau, QC.
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Sustainable building practices create prosperous communities

This post is courtesy of Hutchinson Builders Sustainable building practices are doing more than just helping the environment - they are also helping to creat...

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

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...LEED, Novoclimat and Passivhaus. They are also mandatory in some regional building codes, but they are not found in Earthships. Instead, an Earthship gets venti...

Wood frame Triple-glazed, argon-filled windows in the Ecohome Demo House
Windows and doors

Choosing windows - which window frame? wood v aluminum v vinyl

...LEED for Homes rating system due to performance and a more moderate environmental impact than other window frames. Fibreglass is made from silica sand which is ...

Waste management

How to dispose of Construction waste responsibly

...LEED, the center would need to provide a report of how much of your waste was able to be recycled and how much ended up in a landfill.