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Mixed interior room lighting
Lighting

Home lighting design

...lighting design should be the orientation of windows for quality of life, but also passive solar heat gain. Not only does the sun offer free heat, but free light as well. Natural and certain types of artificial lighting can reduce the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.). Studies show that people who live...

Warm light and dimmable LED bulbs
Lighting

All about LED bulbs - video

...design , home lighting design and anything you need to know about sustainable green home construction in Ecohome's green building guide pages.

The Archipod
Tiny house

Have a backyard home office delivered by truck

...lighting, these sweet little office pods are also equipped with six dimmable spotlights and concealed background mood lighting. Offered in two standard sizes, all pods are tailored to the individual specifications of the client. Though the pods were originally designed for use as a garden office, they can easily be a...

Passive solar house design
Passive solar home design

Passive solar home design

...designed to take advantage of that. Passive solar heating is yet another green building design feature that will save you money while improving your quality of life, EcoHome even have a design and rating system designed around it called The Passive Solar Index - check it out here . Artificial efficient energy saving ...

The LEED Platinum Beachaus II from Inhaus Development Ltd.
LEED Homes

LEED Platinum Home in British Columbia

...design, durability, air quality and natural lighting are cornerstones of both sustainable housing and good quality of life. Automated home systems like those found in both Beachaus homes can be more than just cool toys, they can optimize the performance of your home. Having an Ipad control centre that allows you to r...

The Fincube tin house
Tiny house

The Fincube off-grid tiny house

...lighting technology and use of natural material create a unique changing ambience throughout the course of a day. The flat roof design allows for a green roof or the installation of solar panels. Hats off to the designers, this would be a pretty sweet place to call home. See more Tiny Houses Here in the EcoHome Gre...

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

...design for reduced consumption. Energy efficient appliances and low-flow faucets reduce hot water requirements and LED bulbs and design for natural lighting keep the house bright with very little energy use. Also think to fix dripping faucets using our handy guide ! Off grid passive solar home side elev...

Lockeport Beach House
Real estate

Lockeport Beach House wins Canadian Green Building award

...design considerations. Above the piles, the lightweight wood-frame structure houses a straight-forward, one-level plan. Private areas have low-ceilings and an intimate closeness with the trees and north-west light. The main living area has a wide view to the south, over a clearing of beach grass and the tree-li...

Built to ENDURE: the Net Zero Heat Kenogami House
Efficient home design

The Kenogami House: designed to ENDURE

...designed with quality of life for occupants as a priority. A home must be relatively simple and affordable to occupy, operate and maintain. Features: Ease of access to mechanical components for routine maintenance Designed for human comfort and ease of use. Exceptional indoor air quality Natural lighting ...

Skygarden House home renovation in Toronto, Canadian Green Building winner
Real estate

This beautiful Renovation in Toronto is a Canadian Green Building Award Winner

...design strategies to ‘expand’ the interior space without expanding the footprint of the house. The efficient kitchen area is easy to maintain and brings light into the room The design provides outdoor living spaces on multiple levels to address the owners’ desire for a better connection to the home’s natural su...

LED filament bulbs
Lighting

All about LED filament bulbs

...lighting and energy efficiency in the following pages and in the EcoHome Green Building Guide . All About Home Lighting Design Different Electric Home Heating Types - Which are Best? Best Energy Saving Tips for Green Homes - 10 Tips Renewable Energy - What are the Best Ways to generate Power at ...