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...

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 .

Passive House wall system ; Larsen Trusses & dense-packed cellulose insulation
Wall assemblies - new construction

Larsen truss wall systems with double-stud construction & extra insulation for new homes & energy efficient home renovation

Larson truss wall systems for new green home building & renovations for max wall insulation A Larsen Truss is a type of lightweight & non structural double-s...

Blown-in fiberglass attic insulation
Grants and incentives

2016 budget renovation tax credits are good news for everyone, homeowner or not

...renovations over $2,500 until April 1, 2017, capped at $10,000. When you do home renovations like changing your furnace or insulating your attic, take the bill ...

Why Building Affordable Eco Homes is Important
Efficient home design

Why building an affordable family home today means choosing to build a Green Home

...renovations to an existing home, making better choices in design and materials is a wise choice. A better-built home lasts longer, is healthier for occupants, c...