green homes / Guides

Tips for finding a reliable green home builder
How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals

How to choose a home-building contractor

...Green Builder? It’s not common to find a reliable ‘green home listing’ or ‘green pages’ in specific regions, so choosing a quality general contractor with experience building efficient homes can be tricky. Here are some tips of where to look, what to look for, and what to avoid. First, start with an internet search...

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...

LEED Homes

LEED project eligibility

...Homes: Single family Multi housing (up to 3 floors) Multi Housing (4 to 15 floors) Townhomes Mixed use where more than 50% of the area is residential. In addition, it is expected that the commercial is performed according to the same ecological principles. Types of buildings that are not eligible: ...

Passive solar house design
Passive solar home design

Passive solar home design

...homes see here , to discover about Passive House Certification and Design see here , both from EcoHome's Green Building Guides To see more videos from EcoHome demonstrating how to build Passive Solar Houses, Passive House & LEED Platinum Homes, see here

Choosing a home and neighbourhood
Real estate

Shopping for a home? Some tips for finding the right house and neighbourhood

...Green space: Being close to parks and water ways Soil conditions and topography to avoid flooding Stay away from flood plains Backyard privacy and greenery Sun exposure: For interior quality of life, also for a garden if that's your thing. Community: Do you like the neighbours and community? Is it kid frien...

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

...homes, since adding insulation to the exterior automatically moves any existing vapor barrier towards the interior wall assembly where it can be safer in all seasons, particularly when homes are air-conditioned in summer. Read more here about where to place a vapor barrier in a wall assembly to avoid condensation and m...

Cambrian Black Granite
Kitchens

Granite counter tops

...Green building guide, North America's trusted resource on green home building

LEED Platinum Prefab Home Kits
LEED Homes

LEED Platinum Pre-fab Homes

...homes are a very credible option for high performance home construction. When it comes to high efficiency sustainable housing , until recently prefab homes didn't even show up on the radar. A few companies in recent years have taken huge steps to change that, notably with the recent completion of the Beachaus I in th...

Beautiful LEED home in Mulmur, Ontario.
LEED Homes

A beautiful lakeside LEED Platinum home

...Homes designs here , from the EcoHome Green Building Guides Architect: Superkul Inc.

Rendering of River District Sustainable housing development In Vancouv
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Vancouver developer leads the way to more sustainable communities

...Green Building Council (CaGBC) as the LEED Canada for Homes Program Leader and collaborates with the LEED Canada for Homes Technical Committee to deliver the LEED Canada for Homes program. Chris has a keen interest in how the built environment affects the natural environment and enjoys exploring this through his work. ...

Non-toxic building materials can improve home air quality
Healthy indoor air quality

Maintaining healthy indoor air quality

...homes is a bad sign so how to get rid of it or prevent mold in drywall? Mold and mildew in homes develops in conditions of high humidity , most often in bathrooms, kitchens and basements, unless caused by roof leaks and other building envelope failures. Along with affecting the durability of your home, mold and milde...