Renovations / Guides

Drywall and construction dust
Cleaning and maintenance

Tips for keeping air clean during renovations

...Renovations are a part of life that are sometimes very much necessary, sometimes just very much desired. In either case, there are simple steps you can take to ...

Free Energy Audits, Net Zero Home Grants & Interest Free Home Renovation Loans
Grants and incentives

0% loans & Grants for Green Home Renovations & Construction - A Boost for Canadians in 2020

...renovations, is basements being built wrong. Like....REALLY wrong! Before you allow a contractor to do basement renovations in a way that only makes sense if yo...

A Vancouver laneway house
Flexible house design

Flexible house design

...renovations can tell you stories about surprises they found in walls. Being able to present a contractor ahead of time with details of what they will encounter ...

Better Basement Design on basement walls prevents mold and midlew
Healthy indoor air quality

Basement renovations: How to prevent mold when finishing basements

...renovations demonstrating mold growth in internal stud wall © Ecohome Above is a photo of a basement being repaired after flooding. The mold damage you see ...

How to plan and budget for home renovations and new builds
Concept and design

Important tips for a successful build or renovation

1. Make a realistic budget and schedule: This is, without a doubt, the starting point to a successful build - don’t underestimate the time and money it will ...

DIY air exchanger installation video
HRV and ERV

DIY Lunos HRV air exchanger installation video

This heat recovery ventilation (HRV) system is very different than what people are probably used to seeing, where air is directed to a centralized core for a...

Green building certifications

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

...renovations and interior design projects. CATEGORIES There are two main categories: Residential projects that fall within Part 9 of the National Buildin...

LEED Homes

LEED project eligibility

...Renovations that do not include completely insulating and sealing the entire building envelope. Additions that are not registered from the start of building pro...

Consentino ECO - Formaldehyde-Free Recycled Quartz Countertop
Kitchens

The Cosentino ECO is a Kitchen countertop made of recycled plates, bottles and mirrors - video

...renovations or sustainable green building techniques in general, visit the EcoHome Sustainable Green Building Guide Pages here .

Ecodrain greywater recovery unit
Greywater Heat Recovery

A new design in greywater heat recovery

...renovations and sometimes even in new home construction. Since the summer of 2014, the Canadian startup company EcoDrain has been distributing greywater heat ...

Crawl Spaces or Slab on Grade Foundations?
Crawl spaces

Should I Build on a Slab on Grade Foundation or a Crawl Space?

...renovations. So how to deal with that? No basement storage: build a shed, or build your slab slightly bigger to include room for storage; that can be combin...