Slab-on-grade construction / Guides

Radiant floor heat in a bathroom
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

DIY radiant floor installation

...construction in Ecohome's green building guide pages.

Are low-flow shower heads worth the money?
Bathrooms

Are low-flow shower heads worth the money?

...construction now available on the market. Learn more about LEED for homes , plumbing and water conservation , and all about sustainable and energy efficient home design in the Ecohome Green Home Building Guide pages .

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

The S1600 - affordable modern prefab eco homes for families

...slab-on-grade partially aided in keeping the carbon footprint low, but also due to the low embodied energy of the materials chosen and extremely energy efficient shell, the total carbon foot print of the S1600 is 1/6th of an equivalent code-built house. When factoring all the materials needed for construction and con...

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?

...construction on problem soils like expansive clay or peat. Chosen Slab-on-Grade Form Kit Brand : Legalett frost protected shallow foundation forms - with solar heated radiant floor - see this one go together here: This is the solar heated floor slab-on-grade foundation form kit being assembled for this LEED & P...

Frost Heave Prevention Helps Stop Frost Heaving Breaking up Home Foundations
New foundations and slab-on-grade

What causes Frost Heave? Preventing frost heaving is down to good foundation design

...construction, don’t chance it in the least. Buildings should be engineered properly for their specific climate. Will frost heave go away? Generally yes, if you have a smaller building or structure that has experienced frost heave, it will often settle back down close to its original position. But as quick as it dro...

PSI

Case Study: Kenogami House, Saguenay, Quebec

Performance: Passive Solar Index 15 Registration date: February 12, 2015 Region: Saguenay, Quebec Type of construction: Single-family New home PSI rating: 15 kWh / m² Method of calculation: Modelled Built by owner Alain Hamel, the Kenogami House is located at Lac Kenogami, Saguenay, Quebec, and is a winner...

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?

...construction on problem soils like expansive clay or peat. Chosen Slab-on-Grade Form Kit Brand : Legalett frost-protected shallow foundation forms - with solar heated radiant floor - see this one go together here: This is the solar heated floor slab-on-grade foundation form kit being assembled for this LEED & P...

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home is affordably Close
Planning and Design

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home gets affordably Close

...construction and operation. The result of this low-carbon design approach: Calculating the carbon footprint of its construction, and assuming a 60-year lifecycle of the home, the total carbon emissions of the S-1600 amount to 10.6 tons of CO2, which is 6 times lower than code compliant construction of an equivalent...

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab tiny house kit home
Tiny house

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab tiny house kit home

...construction Are shipping container homes good or bad? Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide or to learn more about the benefits of a free Ecohome Network Membership, see here .

How to Fasten Cement Board Facing to slab on grade insulation
Slab on Grade

Finishing the exterior of an insulated slab-on-grade floor

WATCH MORE sustainable building VIDEOS Once a decision has been made to choose between a crawlspace or a slab foundation , you need to know how to finish the edge off durably. Typically the exterior edge of a slab on grade is made of EPS foam and can be parged. Having used rigid Rockwool panels meant we needed a...

The Affordable Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab 2 Bed kit home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab 2 bed kit home

...construction Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide or to learn more about the benefits of a free Ecohome Network Membership, see here .