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Mineral wool insulation in roof by Rockwool - LEED Platinum V4
Roof assemblies - new construction

Mineral wool insulation in roofs by Rockwool

...Video Guides on the EcoHome YouTube Channel here The Ecohome's Edelweiss House LEED Platinum certified V4 roof is a 2/12 pitch insulated to R95 with Rockwool (formerly Roxul) mineral wool batts. R95 far exceeds the most rigorous Canadian building codes, and is a key component to us achieving an extremely energy effic...

Radon and vapour barrier below slab on grade floor
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Vapour / radon barriers below slab floors

...VIDEOS FOR SLAB ON GRADE FOUNDATION CONSTRUCTION Polyethylene barriers below slab floors serve two purposes - to prevent moisture from wicking into concrete and disbursing it into homes, also to create a radon barrier. Radon gas occurs naturally in the soil, a result of decomposing uranium in the ground. So it's ev...

Electric scooter for commuting
Commuting

The Scrooser: Electric e-bike / scooter for urban commuting

...video. Or find some equivalent type e vehicles online here Besides an Electric Scooter or e-bike for Commuting, see our pages on The Best Electric Car - Discover which EV is best for You , and Choosing a home EV charger in the Ecohome Green Building Guide Pages .

Ecodrain greywater heat recovery unit
Greywater Heat Recovery

A new design in greywater heat recovery

...video if you want to see what exactly is going on inside that mysterious white tube... See more about plumbing and water heaters in Green Homes here

The Otis mobile tiny house
Tiny house

The Tiny House Movement may have gotten tinier with the arrival of Otis

...video by Eric Hudiburg A note from Ecohome: We originally came across OTIS on Tiny House Swoon . If you're a Tiny House enthusiast, check them out, you won't be disappointed.

The LEED Platinum Beachaus II in Vancouver, BC
LEED Homes

The Canada Green Building Council (CAGBC) Measures the Environmental Benefit of the LEED Certification Program.

...video here. In a statement issued by the Canada Green Building Council, President and CEO Thomas Mueller stated: "I am very proud of how far we’ve come; it is a testament to the growth of the Canadian green building industry which has embraced LEED over the past decade." Celebrating how far the program has come...

Solar Radiant Heated Floor Slab Kit
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

Solar heated radiant floor with radiant heated hot water for a site with problem soil - expansive clay

...video of the solar heated floor slab construction , stay tuned for more on the house that will be seated on it! For more reading and videos on pre-fabricated engineered insulated slab on grade form kits for problem soils like expansive clay see here , to read more about Passive House Certification see here , from the...

Slab on grade or a foundation and basement?
Foundation choices

Slab-on-grade vs foundation and crawlspace or basement

...video building guide: passive solar slab-on-grade construction Slab-on-Grade Construction is best if: Slab on grade polished concrete floor © Bala Structures A slab floor is a fantastic way to start a passive solar home , as your entire floor surface consists of several inches of thermal mass to absorb heat. ...

The Elegant Farm hydroponic bottle garden
Landscaping

Hydroponic bottle gardener launches kickstarter campaign

...video to inspire them on the variety of ways to display their Elegant Farms. Backers who purchase Elegant Farms will receive everything they need to start growing their own food, including; seeds, liquid nutrients, rockwool, pump, tubing, PH tester and Elegant Farms! MAINTENANCE Maintaining the Elegant Farm is easy...

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 ...

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...