Projects / Guides

Quarantine DIY Projects to do with Kids - Refinishing Wood
Interiors

Home improvement projects to do with kids - Refinishing wood

...projects to do with your kids during quarantine or just to help keep yourself sane, check out the Ecohome Green Home Building Guide and subscribe to our Green Building YouTube channel here . It may be tough getting materials at times but a lot of stuff is available on the web; here are some tips on finding tools and bu...

LEED Canada on the rise
LEED Homes

LEED Canada shows strong growth during summer of 2015 including first LEED® v4 certified project

...projects in this period, the first 12 Canadian projects have now registered under the LEED v4 version of the rating system, and Ecohome’s Edelweiss project has become the first LEED v4 certified project in Canada – earning Platinum in late September. LEED v4 projects are held to a higher standard, with an even more rig...

Backyard solar panels
Grants and incentives

The Ontario MicroFIT program

...projects as the Federal RetroFIT program once did, it does significantly increase the long-term viability of these projects. By guaranteeing contracts for 20-40 years, microFIT is able to increase the appeal of engaging in such projects by ensuring their long-term profitability. The purpose of the microFIT program is...

Habitat workers raise a wall at the the Red River Ex June 2011
LEED Homes

The Canada Green Building Council announces affordable green housing program

...projects that are interested in applying for free certification with LEED Canada for Homes are encouraged to contact the CaGBC to learn more and to confirm their eligibility: homes@cagbc.org or 1-866-941-1184. Check out our Green Home Building Guide pages and l earn more about energy-efficient home upgrades , and Gre...

Green building certifications

Got a Green Home You Want to Show Off? Nominate Yourself for an Award.

...projects. CATEGORIES There are two main categories: Residential projects that fall within Part 9 of the National Building Code of Canada including single- and multi-family housing, both new and renovated. Commercial, institutional, industrial and interior projects outside of Part 9, including new construction...

Jenine Alexander's homemade mobile tiny house
Tiny house

DIY Tiny House for less than $3,500

...projects, be sure to check out her blog where she writes about small house building projects and low-impact living - and if thinking of buying a Tiny House on wheels for sale locally, read this first. Here she offers a tour of her Tiny House and shares some of her thoughts on how to live big in a tiny space. ...

Wind turbine © Jinterwas, Flickr
Lifestyle and environment

Clean energy infrastructure and efficient-housing for Canada's Indigenous communities

...projects, to the clean energy practitioners who supported them through that process. "There is an opportunity here to fundamentally change the landscape of energy across Canada. By breaking down silos and enabling Indigenous communities to gain the knowledge needed to enhance their participation in clean energy proje...

First Passive House in BC Whistler

B.C.’s First Passive House was built in Whistler in 2012.

...Projects marks the first Passive House to be solely constructed in B.C. using primarily local products. Rainbow Duplex Passive House Whistler BC Interior Design, © Marken Projects Using up to 90% less energy for heating, cooling and building operation than a standard house, the Rainbow Duplex was assembled in 4...

LEED Homes

LEED project eligibility

...projects that are eligible: New Homes: Single family Multi housing (up to 3 floors) Multi Housing (4 to 15 floors) Townhomes Mixed use where more than 50% of the area is residential. In addition, it is expected that the commercial is performed according to the same ecological principles. Types of bu...

Electric scooter for commuting
Commuting

The Scrooser: Electric e-bike / scooter for urban commuting

...projects, it exceeded it's funding goal by more than 60K. Scrooser founder Jens Thieme described the product as "a completely new vehicle category." He added: "“We are very happy with the success of Scrooser on Kickstarter. With the fresh capital, we can now take final developments of our innovative Impulse Drive and...

Prefab & Modular Construction is Booming for Sustainable Homes
Planning and Design

Prefab & Modular Construction poised for dramatic growth in 2020

...projects plan to significantly increase their use across the USA & Canada, especially for healthcare facilities, hotels and motels, multifamily projects, schools, college buildings and dormitories. We at Ecohome see significant interest in the prefab LEED, Passive House and Zero Net Energy ready kit homes sector in Que...