LEED / Guides

Skylights can be problematic in a high performance home
Windows and doors

Are skylights an asset or a liability?

...LEED & Passive House, see here from the EcoHome Green Building Guides , north America's favourite sustainable construction tips website Members get great ...

Resilient Homes, why they're important in dealing with Climate Change
Lifestyle and environment

Resilient Homes; Why we need to build to withstand climate change events

...LEED are a great start, but some other programs that may be on the fringe at the moment like Powerhouse Positive Energy Buildings , Living Building Challenge (L...

Blower Door Tests - What's the Cost & Who Does Them?
Air and vapour barriers

What is a blower door test? What's the cost? How do you find a company to do one?

...LEED Platinum Edelweiss House How do you do a blower door test? There is no DIY blower door YouTube video to watch; you will need to hire a professional t...

What is a heat pump
Heat pumps, geothermal and AC

Heat pumps: what they are and how they work

...LEED or Passive House homes : The benefits of coupling air source and water heater heat pumps Comparing ground source (geothermal) and air source heat pum...

Painting with zero VOC paint from Benjamin Moore
Paints, finishes and natural coatings

Choosing safe paints

...LEED V4 Platinum Home which has exceptional air quality. To ensure toxins were kept to a minimum we used Natura zero VOC paint from Benjamin Moore , which is al...

How to Find & Order In-Stock Essential Products Online COVID-19 & Coronavirus

Life Hacks to help stay Eco during Quarantine & Ordering Online

...LEED Net Zero training... We sure loved that! Rufus keeps an eye on Seattle from his favorite windowsill at Amazon - all companies should let dogs come to w...

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-...

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 ...

Midori Uchi
Efficient home design

A new contender for the title of Canada's Greenest Home

...LEED for homes platinum rating in the country. The intent is also to achieve one of the highest Built Green B.C. checklist scores in the region while becoming...

Warm light and dimmable LED bulbs
Lighting

All about LED bulbs - video

...LEED V4 Platinum Edelweiss House , Passive House contruction , Passive solar home design , home lighting design and anything you need to know about sustainable ...

Slab-on-grade construction technical guide
Slab on Grade

Slab-on-grade technical guide

...LEED certified homes. Slab on Grade Foundation © Yanni Milon for Ecohome Sacrifices, challenges and solutions: In order to be able t...