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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

...video below. Now you know more about the embodied energy in building materials and how to reduce the carbon footprint of homes . Find more pages about sustainable construction and how to reduce emissions on the pages below and in the EcoHome Green Building Guide pages . Take a closer look at the ran...

HEPA filters & SMART Air Filters catch airborne dust, pollen, allergens, viruses
Healthy indoor air quality

Buying guide for home air filters in furnaces - HEPA, SMART or Regular?

...building materials in the first place. To compare true HEPA rated air purifiers and filters online, see here About the author: Emmanuel Cosgrove built the first LEED Platinum home in Canada, he is a co-founder of Ecohome, a LEED for Homes Provider, LEED Green Rater, recipient of the 2016 Green Building Champion A...

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?

...building tips & guide videos for LEED, Zero Energy & Passive House on the EcoHome YouTube channel here Super-insulated wall assembly, in kit form The prefab high-performance walls of this Passive House & LEED ready home kit are made almost exclusively using ecological materials from natural sources: double-stud woo...

Home made DIY laundry detergent from buckeyes / horse chestnuts
Lifestyle and environment

How to make Eco-friendly DIY laundry soap from Buckeyes / Horse Chestnuts

...Guides for Green Lifestyle and Environment Choices Find more about green home construction in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages - also, learn more about the benefits of a free Ecohome Network Membership here .

Are Small Wind Turbines for Homes Any Good?
Wind power

Is this the safest and most powerful small home wind turbine yet?

...Building Guide . Home Heating - How to Design a Home for Thermal Comfort and Efficiency Electric Home Heating Delivery Options - which are best? Best Energy Saving Tips for Green Homes - 10 Tips Renewable Energy - What are the Best Ways to Generate Power at Home? See the PowerPod Wind Turb...

Earth day celebrations for 50th Anniversary
Lifestyle and environment

50th anniversary Earth day 2020 taking place online

...video lesson plans, created by the Nature Conservancy, is great for learning ecology. There are science-based lessons with accompanying videos, virtual field trip videos, and Meet the Scientist videos. Earth Day Network’s Environmental Curriculum : This EDN-produced environmental education program is a great resource...

Installing foam panel insulation, which is best?
Insulation and soundproofing

Rigid insulation panels: which ones to use for different applications

...Building High-Performance Walls: Be sure to read the EcoHome Guide to High Performance wall construction here And watch the Video Guide to high performance wall construction and insulation here Both from the EcoHome Green Building Guides

Choosing between OSB or Plywood for house sheathing for Roofs, Walls & Floors.
Wood and organic materials

Which is better, OSB or Plywood for Roofs, Walls & Floors?

...building industry experts that we have read and spoken with, is that OSB has a perm rating of 2 and plywood has a perm rating of 10 . Those are the perm ratings you will find on many building information websites , though it conflicts with what is found in section 9.25.2.1 of the Canadian National Building Code, whic...

Siding Choices - Board and batten siding
Exterior cladding

Choosing the right exterior siding for fitting, cost comparisons & appearance

...Building science basics: how to design durable walls From the EcoHome Green Building Guides - in North America's favorite Sustainable Construction website... EcoHome.net

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?

...building tips & guide videos for LEED, Zero Energy & Passive House on the EcoHome YouTube channel here Super-insulated wall assembly, in kit form The prefab high-performance walls of this Passive House & LEED ready home kit are made almost exclusively using ecological materials from natural sources: double-stud woo...

Which wood is best for framing timber frame construction in homes?
Wall assemblies - new construction

Lumber choices for wood frame construction - choosing timber for framing & building homes

...buildings (between 5 and 10 stories), encouraged by changes in building code in relation to timber use in tall buildings, are now starting to pop up all over the world with over 500 mid to high rise timber buildings under construction across Canada alone in 2019-2020. OSB exterior sheathing with foam attached © Eco...