Renovations / Guides

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...

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 ...

Condensation on windows in our homes - why is it there? - how to stop it?
Walls and Roofs

Condensation on windows is a pain but is it a problem & how to stop it?

...renovations and repairs So, the question is – what should we do about condensation? How do we fix and prevent condensation in our homes? Condensation in h...

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...

Correct window installation details
Windows and doors

How to install windows

Fitting Windows, how to fit windows correctly to avoid air or water leaks Watch more Green Building videos here The Edelweiss LEED Platinum V4 Demo House...

How Much do Sustainable Green Kitchen Countertops Cost?
Kitchens

Pricing green kitchen countertops - there's never been a bigger choice of sustainable kitchen counters

...renovations or sustainable green building techniques in general, visit the EcoHome Sustainable Green Building Guide Pages here . John Zeitoun is a master ca...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

Find out what's trending in 2020 for Green Home Construction

...renovations that would be needed to improve the energy efficiency of a home. This is already mandatory in numerous European countries like France - allowing h...

Building Green Homes on a Budget is Possible - Our top tips
Planning and Design

Top tips for planning and building a green home on a budget

...renovations . While we're at it, the other things we really appreciate as a construction team - fresh coffee appearing at meal and break times, and being trus...

Timber frame construction
Wood and organic materials

Wood frame construction

...renovations and certain commercial applications as well. The truth about fire resistance and wood structures: The combustibility of a building's framing mat...

Hemp insulation products for USA & Canada rolling off the production line
Insulation and soundproofing

Hemp insulation in Canada & USA - insulating naturally is an Eco-friendly alternative

...renovations, it’s worthwhile to consider the embodied energy of products and remember that polyurethane requires an input of 14 times more energy to achieve the...