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Step by step guide for slab-on-grade home construction
Slab on Grade

Slab-on-grade construction: the ecoHOME A to Z Slab building guide

...video on radon barrier installation under a slab on grade, see here Detail design Notes: If you plan to eventually build a second bathroom, get your contractor to do the rough-in before pouring your slab on grade or Frost Protected Shallow Foundation (FPSF) since it is very difficult to modify plumbing after the ...

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 ...

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 ...

Crawl Spaces or Slab on Grade Foundations?
Foundations and Basements

Slab on grade or crawlspaces, which is better?

...video here on how to soundproof a mechanical room for a slab on grade . Plumbing and electrical: this is really the only thing that doesn’t have an easy work-around in a slab on grade foundation. Plumbing and electrical lines embedded in concrete aren’t going to move, so….plan ahead! Don’t rush into a design; first m...

Which Houseplants are Best to Clean Air & Remove Toxins?
Healthy indoor air quality

Which houseplants are best for purifying air? Ecohome investigates

...video 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 Award from the CaGBC, and a contributor to the LEED for Homes Rating system.

Are Small Wind Turbines for Homes Any Good?
Wind power

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

...video claims that the air velocity is increased by 33% as it funnels through the intake. I suppose they have made some calculations to back that up, however, they go on to claim that their design will provide 3 times (300%) as much power as a regular turbine, but that it is not what we’ve concluded. If we suppose tha...

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...

Metal roof with solar panels
Roof coverings

How to choose roofing materials

...video guide 7. Fascia and soffit: Metal soffit and fascia © Kaycan Fascia and soffit have more to do with your roof system than siding, so we’ll cover it here. Your fascia will probably see quite a bit of weather, and often being hard to get to, it's good to think about durability here. Wooden fascia is a...

How to Find & Order In-Stock Essential Products Online COVID-19 & Coronavirus

Life Hacks to help stay Eco during COVID-19 Quarantine & Ordering Online

...Video! If we were ever going to get our money's worth, it would be now... How to find in-stock essentials online on Amazon So, for convenience, we've already generated the links below to take you directly to the product groups that are considered 'essentials' on Amazon and we were really pleased to find this includ...

Roxul mineral wool batt insulation in LEED Homes
Insulation and soundproofing

Choosing the right insulation: the pros, cons and applications for walls, slabs & basements

...video about high-performance wall construction and insulation first to learn the basics. Understanding the physics behind how walls work is the key to designing well-insulated, airtight and durable wall systems. Loose fill or dense-packed cellulose insulation Blowing cellulose insulation in roof © Ecohome R...

Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Removing radon gas from well water

...video below for greater detail on how these types of systems work. That covers Removing Radon Gas from Well Water, also be sure to find out How to control radon gas in homes , Removing Radon gas from Crawlspaces & Basements , and the dangers of microplastics in drinking water , all in the Green Building Guide Pag...