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DIY Natural Earth Pigment Paint, Making it at Home is Easy
Healthy indoor air quality

DIY recipe for natural healthy paint

...home with healthy No VOC paints and finishes, you're in the right place! If you’ve ever stepped inside a natural building or a home with natural paints or plast...

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

Are skylights an asset or a liability?

...natural light far into homes without being a tremendous energy drain or causing moisture damage. The mirrored interior of the tube can bring natural light down ...

How to Build a Passive Solar Home with EcoHome, the Green Building Resource
Passive solar home design

Passive solar home construction

...home design & construction here This is the first in a series of videos on passive solar home construction, we begin with passive solar design basics, orienti...

Beautiful LEED home in Mulmur, Ontario.
LEED Homes

A beautiful lakeside LEED Platinum home

...home in Mulmur, Ontario.© Shai Gil Photography LEED home in Mulmur, Ontario. © Shai Gil Photography LEED home in...

Natural gas fireplace
Heating with gas and oil

Heating with natural gas

...natural gas from a landfill site in Quebec. One not so promising source is from fracking, which is a process for extracting natural gas from shale rock. It in...

Green cleaning products
Healthy indoor air quality

6 easy steps to detoxify your home

...natural fragrances on home air quality. 5.) Open your windows. Did you know that the inside of a home generally has three to four times the dangerous pollutan...

Natural Building Insulation Made of Grass - Eco-friendly, Green
Insulation and soundproofing

Non-toxic natural building insulation made of grass

...natural ways to insulate a home is all well and good, but any natural building insulation needs to perform as well as the mainstream commercial alternatives if ...

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

...home sizes . Small homes take less materials to build than large homes, and they consume less energy to operate. Ergo, smaller homes are ‘greener’ homes. At lea...

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home is affordably Close
Planning and Design

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home gets affordably Close

...home design, and the good news is that healthy, comfortable homes usually mean sustainable and efficient homes . This architect-designed, contemporary and eco-f...

Radon Mitigation - Installing a radon evacuation stack in a slab floor
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Mitigating radon gas in homes

...naturally, or have a mechanical radon gas extractor fan fitted, depending on the levels of Radon in your home. Radon (Rn) is a natural gas resulting from the ...

The high performance almost ZNE Warburg house by bioi - built for under $100,00
Efficient home design

A High Performance Home on a Shoe String Budget (Almost ZNE!)

...home. To see more about Net Zero Energy NZE Homes or Zero Net Energy Houses & Buildings, see HERE from EcoHome, North America's favorite Green Building websit...