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Rendering of the Ecohome demonstration house
Efficient home design

Ecohome Demo House: High performance, affordable cost

...polished concrete finished floor is much cheaper to build than a basement and eliminates the need for a subfloor and additional finished flooring product. A centralized mechanical room grouped with laundry, bathrooms and kitchen allows for short runs of plumbing and electrical systems. Operating costs: Our engi...

The passive solar home in Lac Kenogami, Quebec
Passive solar home design

Ecohome design wins House of the Year Award from Green Builder® Magazine

...polished concrete floor and brick walls where the sun hits. The more complicated aspect of his heating strategy involves an air-to-water heat pump powered by photovoltaic solar panels that extracts heat from the interior air and transfers it to his water heater, from where it is distributed through his radiant floors...

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

The Kenogami House: designed to ENDURE

...Polished concrete floors, stairs, window sills, doors, showers and countertops LED lighting (LED bulbs have an extremely long lifespan as well as being energy efficient) Triple pane fiberglass windows Stainless steel exterior door thresholds Asphalt waterproofing membrane under steel roof covering Foundation ...

Renovate, Remodel or Rebuild? How to choose which is Best for Homes
Wall assemblies - renovation

Should I be renovating my home or tearing it down & rebuilding?

...concrete floor on top makes more sense. Voila, you now have a slab-on-grade foundation . You can then have either have a beautifully sealed and polished concrete floor or install eco-friendly hardwood flooring on top of the concrete if you prefer. Crawlspace renovation by filling with reclaimed rigid foam EPS panel...

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

The S1600 - affordable modern prefab eco homes for families

...polished concrete main floor and eco-friendly Marmoleum floor covering on the second floor. The Dekton kitchen and bathroom counters are a non-toxic solid surface of ground up glass, porcelain and quartz that is fabricated by being heated to 1000F and compressed under 25,000 tons. Walls are covered with UV-treated ...

Passive Solar Home design at it's best - Kenogami House - EcoHome
Passive solar home design

Ecohome Kenogami House wins Home of the Year Award

...polished concrete floors will require little maintenance, as will exterior surfaces of metal, stone and cedar. The goal during the design of this home was to make it as durable, efficient and autonomous as possible. Many of the design features are original, and these technologies very new to the market. It is for the...

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

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

...concrete floor, using it as a thermal battery for night time residual heat release. To make certain that the eco-friendly polished sealed concrete floor never feels cold underfoot, there is a 10-zone hydronic radiant-floor heating system paired with an electric boiler with carefully controlled backup heating control sy...

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?

...polished concrete with healthy, non-toxic concrete sealants The second floor will be Marmoleum, which is made of renewable materials and natural sources and is very durable and healthy. Chosen Eco-Friendly Flooring Brands : Forbo Flooring Systems, Marmoleum Healthy Kitchen Construction That beautiful new ki...

Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US
Concept and design

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of buying a new home?

...polished concrete with healthy, non-toxic concrete sealants The second floor will be Marmoleum, which is made of renewable materials and natural sources and is very durable and healthy. Chosen Eco-Friendly Flooring Brands : Forbo Flooring Systems, Marmoleum Healthy Kitchen Construction That beautiful new ki...