Sustainable design / Guides

Artistic rendition of one of the pre-fab net zero homes, Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Net Zero Community in Calgary, Alberta

...sustainable building process to Calgary Homebuyers on this scale," said Sam Attia, President, Landmark Homes. "We are committed to providing an option that coul...

MIBOP energy modeling software from Mindscape Innovations
Concept and design

Free online energy modeling from Mindscape Innovations

...designed to produce a conservative estimate of a home’s EnerGuide rating . The tool has also allowed individual designers and builders to see their home’s pro...

First Passive House in BC Whistler

B.C.’s First Passive House was built in Whistler in 2012.

...sustainable building features incorporated into the prefabricated design, which also meet requirements for Whistler’s Price Restricted House Initiative. “On...

House built by Matthew Smith of Mapleridge Homes
LEED Homes

LEED comes to the gatineau hills

Developer Luc Bélisle will be partnering with Matthew Smith of Mapleridge Homes to build the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certifi...

The Zoetrope DIY Vertical Wind Turbine Design
Wind power

The Zoetrope: Open Source DIY Vertical Wind Turbine Design

...design a small scale wind turbine he could use to provide supplemental water heating. Applied Sciences then decided to make the design widely available to other...

The Methane Midden compost water heater that surpassed its goal on kic
Plumbing and water heaters

Compost pile hot tub water heater

...Design , a New England based company who identify, design, and develop human habitats. In their own words from their website : "We design and implement regenera...

Consentino ECO - Formaldehyde-Free Recycled Quartz Countertop
Kitchens

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

...sustainable ECO countertop from Cosentino, for more help in choosing other types of sustainable & green countertops for kitchens & bathrooms , carrying out sust...

Green building certifications

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

...design ideas, we here at Ecohome look forward to featuring not only the winners, but other homes that stand out in design and performance. From SAB's website:...

LEED for homes rating system.
LEED Homes

What is LEED?

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an internationally recognized rating system for commercial buildings and homes administered by the CaGB...

Warm light and dimmable LED bulbs
Lighting

All about LED bulbs - video

...design , home lighting design and anything you need to know about sustainable green home construction in Ecohome's green building guide pages.

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