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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.

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%

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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Important tips for a successful build or renovation

Planning and budget tips for home building and renovating

Smart homes: Remotely control and monitor your energy consumption

Smart homes: efficiency, comfort and convenience

Intelligent home devices allow you to control your home remotely, and send you notices of problems

Solariums in cold climates

Solariums in cold climates won't heat your home

Solariums and sunrooms in cold climates will not add heat to a homes as commonly thought.

Natural pigment clay paint

DIY recipe for natural healthy paint

Natural paint is non-toxic, cheap and easy to make and provides a beautiful texture to walls.

How to stay on budget when building a home

Advice from a green building project manager: how to develop a construction budget and stick to it.

Vancouver tests Passive House efficiency with the Ice Box Challenge

The Ice Box Challenge compares Passive House construction to standard code-built construction by measuring the volume of melted ice after weeks in the sun.

Professional services

Recycled quartz Eco counter top

Choosing kitchen countertops

Kitchen counter alternatives to pressed wood: composite paper, aluminum, recycled porcelain, glass and quartz. Here is a look at their durability and cost.

Dog strangling vine invasive species

Avoiding invasive species when landscaping

How to identify and choose plants that are native to your region.

Hurricane proof home

Hurricane-proof home

This hurricane-proof home can withstand a 200 mph impact.

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