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Rendering of the Ecohome demonstration house
Efficient home design

Ecohome Demo House: High performance, affordable cost

...building materials. For our building envelope we will use Roxul mineral wool insulation, which has a high embodied energy but superior durability compared to many other insulation materials. It can also be easily disassembled and entirely reusable at the end of the operational life of this home, whenever or if that m...

Radiant floor tube installation
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

DIY radiant floor tubing installation video

...building on soft soils , and anything else about sustainable green home construction in Ecohome's green building guide pages.

DIY air exchanger installation video
HRV and ERV

DIY Lunos HRV air exchanger installation video

...video should give you a pretty good idea of how they work, for further research we have other pages where you can learn a bit more about why you need ventilation, and options for how to go about it. Lunos ductless air exchanger Building guide page: Understanding home ventilation Canadian supplier Ecogenia

Living green roof installation on the Edelwiess house
Roof coverings

DIY green roof installation video

...video shows the steps needed to ensure your green roof will not leak. Watch more Green Building Guide videos from EcoHome on YouTube here The most common building material used for roofing in North America is asphalt shingles, and because of their poor durability they may spend only 15 or 20 years on your roof ...

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

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

...Video Guide for a Slab on Grade Foundation with Solar Powered Radiant Heating , or discover many more articles about Design, Insulation, Forming, Heating & Pouring of Slab on Grade by Clicking HERE or join the debate about which insulation is the greenest here , all from the EcoHome Green Building Guides

Slab on grade or a foundation and basement?
Foundation choices

Slab-on-grade vs foundation and crawlspace or basement

...BUILDING GUIDE Further reading for Slab on Grade or basement construction: How to choose between a crawlspace or a slab foundation ? - Ecohome Guide Best practices for basement construction - Ecohome Guide How much insulation does a basement need - EcoHome Guide How to finish the exterior of Insulated bas...

The LEED Platinum Beachaus II in Vancouver, BC
LEED Homes

The Canada Green Building Council (CAGBC) Measures the Environmental Benefit of the LEED Certification Program.

...building with some of the most innovative and advanced buildings in the world. But we cannot become complacent in the wake of the progress we have made. We need to strive to design buildings that are not only sustainable but regenerative, and make more inroads in the retrofit and operations of existing buildings to cou...

All About Hemp Wood Flooring, How it's Made, Where to Buy?
Flooring and stairs

Natural non-toxic hemp flooring by HempWood & Tennessee Wood Flooring

...video . We love seeing the innovation that is coming out of the home building industry and the shift towards sustainable, natural carbon-storage building materials that preserve natural resources and contribute to healthier indoor air quality in homes. Learn more about how hemp floor boards are produced in the video ...

Electric scooter for commuting
Commuting

The Scrooser: Electric e-bike / scooter for urban commuting

...video. Or find some equivalent type e vehicles online here Besides an Electric Scooter or e-bike for Commuting, see our pages on The Best Electric Car - Discover which EV is best for You , and Choosing a home EV charger in the Ecohome Green Building Guide Pages .

Consentino ECO - Formaldehyde-Free Recycled Quartz Countertop
Kitchens

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

...building techniques in general, visit the EcoHome Sustainable Green Building Guide Pages here .