Offset / Guides

Carbon Offset Schemes - Whale Poop leads Nature's Own Way
Lifestyle and environment

Save the Whale's (Poop) - Save the Planet !! (And $2m per Whale)

...offset schemes & carbon reduction by helping whale populations and how they can help offset the carbon footprint of eco homes & sustainable construction ... F...

Transparent solar power producing windows
Renewable energy

transparent solar panels

...offset the entire energy bill of such a building. Skyscrapers are notorious energy hogs as they seem if anything to be designed to shed heat in the winter rathe...

Slab on grade for a Passive Solar LEED Home insulated by Rockwool © Ecohome
Insulation and soundproofing

Insulating below slab-on-grade floors

...offset by money saved monthly on heating. The insulation we used here is Rockwool rigid board under the main slab and on the exterior of the slab, and high-de...

Smart sewage backup device
Plumbing and water heaters

Sewage backup flood prevention and water leak notification on your device - our products of the month

...offset the cost. Ecohome receives notice of fancy gadgets quite regularly, some are better than others, this one merited passing on we thought. These produc...

Heat Recovery Ventilation - Lunos video
HRV and ERV

Lunos ductless air exchanger

...offset by the absence of a bill for installing duct work. The lack of performance evaluation: Often, 'no news is good news', but not if you're considering som...

Choosing a building envelope
Wall assemblies - new construction

Choosing a building envelope - starting with the perfect wall

...offset 2x4s (interior then exterior) with a thick cavity filled with dense packed cellulose insulation . It is recommended to have studs in each wall at 24 inch...

Rendering of the Ecohome demonstration house
Efficient home design

Ecohome Demo House: High performance, affordable cost

...offset monthly by lower heating costs, and expensive heating equipment and infrastructure can potentially be rendered almost unnecessary. An example: a super-...

Building science for LEED v4 wall design made easy
Concept and design

Building science for LEED v4 wall design made easy - video

...offset by greatly reduced operating costs. In our next post we will outline the reasoning behind this wall design, associated monthly costs, and the concept o...

BC Energy Step Codes - Builder Design Guide &  Requirements explained
Building codes

The new BC energy step code: builder design guide & requirements explained - Vancouver

...offset by long-term energy efficiency and lower utility bills. For part 9 buildings (smaller mixed-use homes and commercial buildings), energy modelling for t...

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum certified home - The Edelweiss House
LEED Homes

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum house - An EcoHome project checklist

...offset building energy requirements are commonplace on high-performance homes , especially as the cost of solar panels continues to fall and choice increases . ...

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

...offset rows of 2x4s studs injected with high-density cellulose insulation that will not settle over time The panelized prefab wall assembly was designed to dr...