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Affordable Modern Prefab Eco Homes Available - The S1600
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

The S1600 - affordable modern prefab eco homes for families

...modern prefab home , which offers a well-executed 1,600 square feet of living space in a single family home with 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. This was the mode...

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab tiny house kit home
Tiny house

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab tiny house kit home

...Modern Tiny House prefab home floor plan - Le Refuge - see details here Now you know more about the beautiful and Architect Designed Le Refuge moder...

The Affordable Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab 2 Bed kit home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab 2 bed kit home

...Modern 2 Bed prefab home floor plan - Le Refuge S750 - see details here Now you know more about the beautiful and Architect Designed Le Refuge moder...

HOUS.E+ by Polifactory
Wall assemblies - new construction

Rammed earth house

...modern housing can reach back into the past for low impact housing solutions. HOUS.E+ © Polifactory HOUS.E+ © Polifact...

Net Zero Homes - Canada's first certified Net Zero House in BC
Green building certifications

The first Net Zero-labelled homes in Canada

...modern design of Net Zero Home © Falcon Ridge Contracting To see more about Net Zero Homes see here , from the EcoHome Green Building Guides ...

Pre-fabricated straw bale SIPS panels, an environmental choice
Wall assemblies - new construction

Modern straw bale SIPS construction: high performance, durable, affordable & interesting

...modern pre-fab construction practices. Here is what you might have heard and already think about straw bale homes: They are too labour-intensive and therefo...

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

...modern building techniques all the way back in 1977. So Passive House started in the 70's? Most people in the USA and Canada are only really starting to hea...

Condensation on windows leads to mold & mildew in homes, ERV & HRV systems help
Ventilation

Ventilation & air exchangers

...Modern day airtight homes need mechanical assistance to stop moisture damage and protect indoor air quality, especially true in basements where ventilation is e...

Marmoleum is a non-toxic eco choice for flooring
Flooring and stairs

Marmoleum: a healthy and durable flooring option.

Remember linoleum, that durable but boring material found on most kitchen and bathroom floors of older homes? These days, its called marmoleum and it comes i...

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

Choosing between an HRV and an ERV

All homes need ventilation, whether natural or mechanical with an ERV or HRV system. Buildings and houses are no longer constructed leaking heat and moist air ...

Laminate Kitchen countertops can be beautiful & green too - Counter by Formica
Kitchens

Choosing green kitchen countertops for sustainable homes Including LEED v4 & Passive House PHIUS+ certified

...modern age to urgent environmental issues and the importance of healthy air quality in homes , the market naturally follows suit. So thankfully it is becoming e...