Sustainable landscaping / Guides

Urban farming
Landscaping

Landscaping, outdooring & urban farming

...landscaping. Water is a quickly dwindling resource and Canadians are the highest per capita consumers of water in the world. So anything we can do to reduce w...

Ontario’s first LEED certified hospital
LEED Homes

Ontario’s First LEED Certified Hospital

...sustainable strategies. “We used healing gardens, large windows with outside views, fresh and friendly colours, task and ambient lighting, earth-tone fabrics, a...

Edible Perennials
Landscaping

A guide to growing edible perennials.

...sustainable landscaping in the Ecohome green building guide pages .

LEED Platinum home certification FAQ
LEED Homes

LEED Certification for Homes - Frequently Asked Questions

...sustainable building products and techniques, and we offer green building courses as well. Are there any special mortgage or insurance rates for LEED homes? ...

“The perfect lawn” comes with a very heavy environmental cost!
Landscaping

Which are the best bee-friendly & Eco-friendly alternatives to grass lawns in backyards?

...Sustainable landscaping & rainwater harvesting: Rainwater harvesting is a great way to keep your lawn green Or even better - grow vegetables without using m...

The LEED rating system
LEED Homes

The LEED rating system

...Sustainable Sites (22 points) Any new construction will have an ecological impact. This category seeks to limit that impact on the building site, as well as t...

Aerial view of The Earth Rangers Centre (CNW Group/Earth Rangers)
LEED Homes

The Earth Rangers Retrofit a rEED Gold building and earn LEED Platinum

...sustainable building technologies that reduce energy, water and resource consumption, while also maintaining the highest levels of functionality and comfort for...

Suburb of Toronto
Choosing where to live

Living a greener lifestyle in the suburbs

...sustainable, responsible lifestyle features are the new symbols of success. So green up your house and show it off. This can be done by installing solar panel...

Urban Farm Unit - Aquaponics, Hydroponics, Pisciculture and Urban Farming
Food production

Growing food in urban cores with the Urban Farm Unit

...sustainable food production system that combines traditional aquaculture (raising fish or aquatic animals in tanks) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in wate...

Rain barrels for storm water management and rainwater harvesting
Rainwater Collection & Watering

Introduction to rainwater harvesting

Rainwater harvesting is a great strategy for reducing domestic water use and protecting our homes and the land surrounding it. Harvesting rainwater can lead us...

Cedar deck and stairs under construction cedar naturally the most durable wood
Decks, porches and gazebos

Tips for building a deck - 10 Tips to make your deck last longer

...Sustainable Garden or Outdoor space here , or how about how to build a DIY natural pool for swimming here , from the EcoHome Green Building Guides for Sustainab...