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Radon Mitigation - Installing a radon evacuation stack in a slab floor
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Mitigating radon gas in homes

...homes far more airtight than in previous decades for reasons of durability (condensation in wall assemblies), and also for energy efficiency, as air leakage used to account for about 1/3 the total heat loss of a home. The lack of fresh air leaking in and out when building green homes means radon now collects in homes a...

Resilient Homes, why they're important in dealing with Climate Change
Lifestyle and environment

Resilient Homes; Why we need to build to withstand climate change events

...homes, using proven techniques and materials and insisting on better value for money from our hard-earned dollars. If we want a better Green Home, we are the ones who have to make that happen - and here at The EcoHome Network, we're all for making Green Building easier . Climate change isn't just coming anymore, it's...

Yukon's first LEED certified home
LEED Homes

The Yukon's First LEED Certified Home

...green homes costs more. And as news spreads of how little it cost to build and how little it costs to operate, we may soon hear of more LEED homes in the Yukon. © Forest Pearson

A sustainably built, ultra modern and affordable tiny house
Tiny house

NOMAD Micro Home fuelled by crowd funding, takes green building world by storm.

...green building world is enamoured with this Tiny House gem, and so are we. What's not to love: NOMAD Micro Homes are sustainably manufactured, easy to assemble, affordable, and off-grid capable. Manufactured in British Columbia by those friendly friendly Canadians, The NOMAD micro home is a pre-fabricated Tiny House ...

Free Energy Audits, Net Zero Home Grants & Interest Free Home Renovation Loans
Grants and incentives

0% loans & Grants for Green Home Renovations & Construction - A Boost for Canadians in 2020

...Green Home Incentives: Net Zero Home Grants & Zero Interest Home Renovation Loans for 2020 Breaking News: New Canada Greener Homes Grant Scheme 2021 announced - see here for how to apply and eligibility requirements or see here for the $40 000 interest free home renovation loan scheme in Canada Whatever the politic...

Bullfrog clean power
Renewable energy

Bullfrog Power makes clean renewable energy available to all of us.

...green?" They don't, that's not how it works. Even if you have solar panels on your roof, the actual electricity you use is for the most part not the electricity you generated. The bulk of electricity generated by home solar panels happens in the middle of the day when most of us are at work and our homes are using li...

Natural Gas is being phased out - why & when?
Heating with gas and oil

Why Natural Gas is Being Phased Out of New Home Construction (and When?)

...homes on the following pages and in the EcoHome Green Building Guide . Home Heating - How to Design a Home for Thermal Comfort and Efficiency Different Electric Home Heating Types - which are best? Best Energy Saving Tips for Green Homes - 10 Tips Mandatory Energy Labeling for Homes Could be Bad...

Reflective window film to reduce overheating
Windows and doors

Product feature: window film treatment to reflect heat and lower air conditioning bills

...homes in a changing climate Why green homes are best for climate extremes Tips for successfully building affordable eco homes Resilient design features for sustainable new home construction Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide pages or to learn more about t...

Preventing radon gas in homes starts with testing for radon - the only sure way
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Radon Gas Awareness - Up to 10% of North American homes tested have unsafe radon levels

...Homes in Canada - Order Online Here Below are links to help you have your air tested for radon gas concentrations, as well as techniques for radon prevention in new homes and mitigation techniques in existing homes that tested above safe levels. This page highlights the importance of Preventing Radon Gas in Hom...

DIY cork flooring pros, cons & installation guide with video
Flooring and stairs

Cork flooring installation - the eco-friendly flooring choice, with "how to" video

...Green Building Guide Pages for other options such as How to Choose Eco-Friendly healthy, durable & Beautiful Floors , Marmoleum : A healthy and non-toxic green flooring product , Choosing non-toxic floor finishes to protect indoor air quality all at Ecohome, North America's Green Building Website .

Zero Carbon Building
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

CaGBC's Zero Carbon Buildings Initiative explained

...Greenest Homes , and l earn more about energy-efficient home upgrades , and Green building certification programs such as , LEED for Homes and Passive House , and Net Zero labelled homes visit the Ecohome green building guide pages . Zero Carbon Buildings Initiative © CaGBC