Cedar deck and stairs under construction

Tips for building a deck - 10 Tips to make your deck last longer

How to build decks with greater durability - permits, deck materials, railings, foundations and construction techniques for longer lasting decks

Earth Day 50th Anniversary April 22 2020 - Ecohome

Earth Day 50th Anniversary is the 22 April 2020 - What's the History, and How can we all Help?

aka "Celebrate Earth Day every Day, not just Once a Year!" By spending our Money wisely We can make a difference to the Planet our children will Inherit...

Hemp building supplies

Hemp cabinetry materials as an alternative to standard wood boards

Solar air-heated radiant floor

Ecohome’s new demo house will be a slab on grade with air tubes heated by solar panels.

Downsizing your home: buying tips for seniors

What to look for in a home if you are downsizing in retirement

Aerobarrier home and attic air-sealing spray

Aerobarrier is a non-toxic acrylic spray that quickly and affordably seals air leaks in attics and homes

How to choose a home-building contractor

How to find reliable green home builders in your region

Hemp insulation in Canada

A new manufacturer of hemp insulation sets up shop in Quebec

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.

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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.

Product of the month: Solar water heater with overheating protection

The flat plate solar thermal collector from Viessmann has a modulating collector to prevent overheating.

How to dispose of Construction waste responsibly

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

Professional services

Passive House in Quebec

Passive-Aggressive House

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

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.