Video / Guides

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

DIY Bidet Installation Video - Save on Water & Paper
Bathrooms

DIY Bidet installation video

...video below, and compare different models of bidet kits online here . Now that you know about the water efficiency of bidets , learn more about home water efficiency and conservation of natural resources in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages . DIY Home Bidet kits - compare online here Water ...

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 ...

Warm light and dimmable LED bulbs
Lighting

All about LED bulbs - video

...video about choosing the best LED bulbs and DIY lighting fixture installation tips. LED bulbs are here to stay, it's time to make the leap. The colours are warmer now, the bulbs are dimable and the price is coming down. Incandescent bulbs give off lots of unwanted heat, which in summer months makes your air condition...

Building science for LEED v4 wall design made easy
Concept and design

Building science for LEED v4 wall design made easy - video

LEED Platinum V4 Wall Design: Building Science The wall we designed for the Edelweiss house, Canada's first LEED Platinum V4 Home is best categorized as a 'REMOTE' wall, a high performance building envelope developed by the Cold Climate Housing Research Centre in Alaska. REMOTE stands for 'Residential Exterior M...

Aeratron AE2 ceiling fan
Ventilation

Ceiling fans and air circulation- video

...video explains the relationship between those systems. Thanks to our sponsor Aeratron for providing super efficient and quiet ceiling fans that fit in nicely with the look of this LEED v4 Platinum certified house . Video from the EcoHome Youtube channel, for help with building LEED high performance homes . Related ...

Heat Recovery Ventilation - Lunos video
HRV and ERV

Lunos ductless air exchanger

...video from the manufacturer for a better understanding of how they work. Lunos is the first HRV system that does not require venting air to a centralized core, but rather provides that same service with individual units placed inside your exterior walls, making it the ideal compact HRV unit for reno's and retro...

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

DIY radiant floor tubing installation video

...video of how to lay down tubing for our radiant floor in the Edelweiss House. We have a 10 zone system, allowing floor temperatures in each room to be controlled independently. HePex tubing was provided by Uponor, who also use building plans to give customers a zone plan to follow making the install quick and easy, als...

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

Compost pile hot tub water heater

We found this video at Whole Systems Design , a New England based company who identify, design, and develop human habitats. In their own words from their website : "We design and implement regenerative food, fuel, and shelter systems that operate on current solar energy. These are homesteads, farms and schools fit for...

Solar Air Heating Panels for Homes - How to Build DIY
Solar thermal collectors

All about solar air heaters - DIY or purchased

...videos are a big hit on YouTube, with a couple of main staple ideas - recycled pop can solar collectors, downspout solar collectors, screen or sheet metal solar collectors. If you don't have it in you to make one yourself, solar air heaters for sale are also available online for purchase with a bit of internet digging....

Consentino ECO - Formaldehyde-Free Recycled Quartz Countertop
Kitchens

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

...video below for Edelweiss, if looking for a more budget-conscious choice of counter, maybe the latest generation of laminate countertops for kitchens & bathrooms merits a second look when building or renovating sustainably for a greener home, see here for details . Now you've learned about the sustainable ECO cou...