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Hemp insulation in Canada

  Hemp insulation manufactured in Canada! Nature Fibres is a young company based in the town of Asbestos, Quebec, which began manufacturing hemp insula...

How to build a greenhouse in a cold climate

Three greenhouse owners share their construction methods and experiences.

A Toronto Off-grid home 20 years later; how did it fare?

The Toronto Healthy House was built in 1996, completely independent of municipal water, sewer and electricity systems. Here is a look back at it.

Powerhouse: the new standard for positive energy design

The new Powerhouse standard factors the entire energy consumption and life cycle of buildings from cradle to grave.

Emergency preparedness guide for homes

How to prepare for emergencies and power outages

Resilient design features for new home construction

Design ideas and home-durability measures to help families and homes withstand a changing climate.

Home-buying tips for seniors looking to downsize

Learn how to trim down your possessions and find the home that suits you.

Ecohome’s web renovations are finished!

We have entirely redesigned our website to better help you through your build, renovation or home improvement project.

How to dispose of Construction waste responsibly

Sensible design, material re-use and using recycling centers can reduce what you send to a landfill.

Passive House in Quebec

Passive-Aggressive House

Recounting the trials — and joys — of building a Canadian home that meets the "Passivhaus" standard.

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All about solar thermal collectors

Choosing the right solar thermal water heater system

The nail puller Pneumatic tool for reclaiming old lumbe

Salvaging old lumber with the Nail Kicker

The Nail Kicker quickly and easily removes nails from old lumber, saving costs on material purchase as well as waste disposal.

Air-heated radiant concrete floor

Air-heated radiant floors

A comeback for radiant floors heated with air tubes

Patio stones with very low greenhouse gas emissions

Reducing emissions with CO² cured-concrete

This type of concrete reduces the carbon emissions by 70%, fuel consumption by 30% and water use by 80%.

Solar panel reflectors

Using reflectors to increase the yield of solar panels

A study showed that reflectors on solar panels can increase their performance by up to 30%

Non-toxic food safe wood finishing oil

Naturally made non-toxic wood finishing oil

Kunos oil from Livos is a natural oil for floors, counters and furniture

Professional services

Reclaimed sunken lumber for wood ceiling

Choosing between wood and drywall for ceilings

Wood is a natural material with no off-gassing and no treatment necessary.

OUR HOUSE: a community home building endeavour

Handing over the keys to the new owners of a LEED home built by students and donated to Habitat for Humanity

Canada's first Net Zero Home

The first Net Zero-labelled house in Canada

A Saanich, BC. home is the first certified with the CHBA's Net Zero Label

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