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Sustainably built Prefabricated Tiny houses from FabCab
Tiny house

Tiny Houses: The FabCab prefabricated building WA

...video tour , or visit their website . Sustainably built accessory dwelling units from FabCab © Dale Lang 2010 Sustainably built accessory dwelling units from FabCab © Dale Lang 2010 Sustainably built accessory dwelling units from FabCab © Dale Lang 2010 ...

How to Insulate Exterior Walls from the Outside US Canada Ecohome
Walls and Roofs

The easiest way to insulate walls from the exterior in older homes

...video below. What is the right amount of insulation for walls? Determining your climate zone will help decide on an appropriate amount of wall insulation for your home, whether you are in a heating or a cooling climate. Next, compile a short list of the types of insulation that best suit you by determining what y...

Tiny House living in cold climates - one of the best tiny homes on wheels
Tiny house

Tiny Houses - Living in Cold Climates

...video at the bottom of the page and follow this build on Ben's Instagram . All photos and computer renderings courtesy of Ben Hayward Below is a Tiny House construction video of Ben's first design, the 'Hobbit House'. So that covers how to bu...

heat pumps in tandem with heat pump hot water tanks
Heat pumps, geothermal and AC

Increased efficiency with heat pumps working in tandem

...Video green building guides on the EcoHome YouTube channel

LED filament bulbs
Lighting

All about LED filament bulbs

...video at Super Bright LEDs that shows the incredible likeness between modern LEDs and traditional looking filament bulbs. The company sells filament bulbs and ship all across Canada and the US. Now you know about LED filament bulbs, learn more about home lighting and energy efficiency in the following...

Smart Door Lock Buying Guide - Easy DIY Project
Mechanical systems

Smart door lock buying guide

...video cameras that record a clip whenever the door has been unlocked, it can also offer you visual identification of who is at the door. There are a variety of features that smart locks with cameras offer, below is a list of they types of features you should know about before you make your choice so you can find one ...

Passive House wall system ; Larsen Trusses & dense-packed cellulose insulation
Wall assemblies - new construction

Larsen truss wall systems with double-stud construction & extra insulation for new homes & energy efficient home renovation

...video of John Hodges describing how this type of double-stud wall system works: Passive House wall assembly design: Both houses* being built by John Hodges have the following double-stud Larsen Truss wall assembly optimized for Passive House, based on a value of R3.5 per inch for Cellulose: 2x6” stick frame w...

Natural swimming pool design DIY (NSP) for eco homes
Natural swimming pools and ponds

Natural pools and natural swimming pools

...Video Guide Click Here . The Definitive DIY Natural Pool Design & Construction Guide is available here As is always the case with DIY projects, there are lots of videos available detailing many designs and construction methods for natural pools where you can find inspiration. Be sure to settle on one that is su...

Laminate Kitchen countertops can be beautiful & green too - Counter by Formica
Kitchens

Choosing green kitchen countertops for sustainable homes Including LEED v4 & Passive House PHIUS+ certified

...video of the Cosentino ECO countertop in Ecohome’s Edelweiss House or visit Dekton . Recycled quartz counter tops are very resistant and sustainable © Dekton Composite paper kitchen counters Yeah, we know that’s a hard one to figure at first; paper is not something you think of when ...

Eco-friendly & Healthy Flooring is best for Green Homes
Flooring and stairs

Eco-Friendly Flooring material options for Green-Homes

...video building guide to learn about cork floor installation. Pros: Natural air pockets make cork soft, well-insulated, and give it excellent acoustic properties for absorbing sound. As a finished flooring product it brings a very unique and warm feel to a home. Cons: The core is often made from a high-density fibre...

Blower Door Tests - What's the Cost & Who Does Them?
Air and vapour barriers

What is a blower door test? What's the cost? How do you find a company to do one?

...video to watch; you will need to hire a professional to do it. It starts with all the windows and doors being properly closed, at which point your home is depressurized using a large fan built into a shield that is placed in one open doorway. This powerful exhaust fan draws air in from any existing hole in your air bar...