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Marmoleum is a non-toxic eco choice for flooring
Flooring and stairs

Marmoleum: a healthy and durable flooring option.

...homes? These days, its called marmoleum and it comes in bright colors and faux finishes. Whatever name you call it, it’s generally considered both the greenest and healthiest floor covering in the world. Today’s marmoleum is made from a manufacturing process little changed since the invention of linoleum in 1860 in E...

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

Which houseplants are best for purifying air? Ecohome investigates

...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.

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

Increased efficiency with heat pumps working in tandem

...Green Building Guide . Heat Pump Manufacturer Trane Technologies to cut Carbon Emissions by Half Home Heating - How to Design a Home for Thermal Comfort and Efficiency Best Energy Saving Tips for Green Homes - 10 Tips Electric Home Heating - Which Types are Best? Renewable Energy - What ar...

Choosing a building envelope
Wall assemblies - new construction

Choosing a building envelope - starting with the perfect wall

...Homes for Sale , visit the Green Building Guide Pages at Ecohome, North America’s Trusted Green Building Website.

A Tiny House with a Greenhouse - Yes it's Possible!

Tiny House with attached and mobile greenhouse - good or bad idea?

...Greenhouse, find more pages about Tiny Homes & sustainable & resilient green building techniques here : Backyard coach houses The laneway house movement Container houses - Are shipping container houses environmentally friendly? How to build a green house in a cold climate Growing food in s...

Lifestyle, location and commuting

Home-buying tips for seniors looking to downsize

...green building at Ecohome, North America's green building website .

Students at New Frontiers School Board to build LEED home to be donate
LEED Homes

Quebec carpentry students to build LEED house for Habitat for Humanity

...green building practices. The students who walk out their doors will enter a job market that is increasingly demanding better performing homes and they will have the skills that homeowners and builders will be looking for. The school is hosting a fundraiser on October 25th to facilitate this project, known as 'Our Ho...

Net Zero Energy Homes Pilot Project Canada
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Natural Resources Canada launches net zero energy pilot project

...Homes Ltd. Vancouver, BC www.sonbuilthomes.com Sustainable TO Toronto, ON www.sustainable.to Wrighthaven Homes Limited Elora, ON www.wrighthavenhomes.com Spring 2014 to Spring 2015: Houses will be constructed and then go through the R-2000 verification and labelling protocol. Summer ...

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

...homes when building new or renovating, & especially when going for Passive House certification & Designs , Passive Solar heating design , LEED certified homes & Zero Energy Homes all of which is accomodated in the design of the EcoHome prefab kit homes which incorporate the following. Triple-glazed windows (2x more...

Ductless mini-split air source heat pump installed in a LEED certified PH Home
Heat pumps, geothermal and AC

How heat pumps work in a LEED or Passive House high efficiency zero net energy home - video

...homes : The benefits of coupling air source and water heater heat pumps Comparing ground source (geothermal) and air source heat pumps Video green building guides on the EcoHome YouTube channel