Sustainable buildings / Guides

Geothermal Heating Systems
Heat pumps, geothermal and AC

Geothermal heating for Homes in North America - Does it work & will it save money?

...buildings, saving approximately 50 to 60% on heating and cooling costs, depending on the fuel being compared to. In summer months, geothermal cooling functions in a similar way to standard air conditioning, only heat is not simply ejected into the outside air, but rather deposited deep in the ground for future use. T...

What is Interstitial Condensation? (And how to stop it!)
Walls and Roofs

What is Interstitial Condensation in Walls or Roofs? (And how to stop it!)

...Sustainable Buildings on North America's favorite sustainable building advice website - EcoHome.net

Gabion walls can be used for building homes
Concrete and masonry

Gabion Walls - what is a gabion cage & how to build with them?

...sustainable construction projects. Find more pages about sustainable and resilient green building techniques here : Compare the carbon footprint of wood v steel v concrete buildings Future-proof building techniques for a changing climate Resilient design features for new home construction Find...

Efficient home design

Phase change building materials - natural heat storage in buildings

...buildings to improve energy-efficiency by harnessing a naturally-occurring physical reality, 'the melting point'. When looking for commercially available phase change drywall and other building materials, we first came across Thermal Core, a drywall product said to contain microscopic acrylic capsules of a substance ...

Renewable energy wind farm
Renewable energy

What is clean energy?

...sustainable and energy efficient homes in the Ecohome Green Home Building Guide and in the pages below: Compare the carbon footprint of wood v steel v concrete buildings Future-proof building techniques for a changing climate Resilient design features for new home construction Tesla offers finan...

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

The S1600 - affordable modern prefab eco homes for families

...sustainable options are also affordable compared to standard code-built homes. While there are many different green prefab homes to choose from on the market, the Ecohabitation inspired and Architect-designed range of six models in a variety of sizes can be configured from tiny house single bedroom homes to full-size...

How to Insulate Exterior Walls from the Outside US Canada Ecohome
Walls and Roofs

The easiest way to insulate walls from the exterior in older homes

...sustainable homes need careful research and planning - as changing one element without considering how this changes the dynamics of the building envelope is a potential recipe for disaster. The best pre-emptive strike against the possibility of a nightmare exterior wall renovation and insulation project is educating ...

Is EPS foam eco-friendly? Exterior home insulation rigid foam panels
Insulation and soundproofing

Does plastic foam or Styrofoam insulation have a place in green building?

...sustainable construction below and in the EcoHome Green Building Guide pages . Which rigid foam insulation panels to use where - Polyiso v EPS v Styrofoam & alternatives Compare the carbon footprint of wood v steel vs. concrete buildings Why building a green sustainable home is the most affordable opt...

Renovate, Remodel or Rebuild? How to choose which is Best for Homes
Wall assemblies - renovation

Should I be renovating my home or tearing it down & rebuilding?

...sustainable home with non-toxic materials in the EcoHome Guides here , on USA & Canada's favorite Green Sustainable building website - EcoHome