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All About Hemp Wood Flooring, How it's Made, Where to Buy?

Natural non-toxic hemp flooring by HempWood & Tennessee Wood Flooring

Natural building materials such as hemp flooring or HempWood contribute to healthy indoor air quality, they can also act as carbon storage & preserve natural resources & forests traditionally used for wood flooring products… Natural building products such as hemp flooring are gaining in popularity for those that want …

Why basements flood and how to prevent that with a sump pump

Why Basements Flood & How to Prevent Flooded Basements

Basements flood, full stop. As a hole in the ground similar to a swimming pool, once all is done to stop water getting in, we then need to remove any water with a sump pump, a sump pump battery backup & maybe a sump pump alarm to stop basements flooding… Spring flooding of basements is very common and most times can b…

Which House Plants are Best to Clean Air & Remove Toxins?

Which house plants are best for purifying air? Ecohome investigates

We explore the oft-touted notion that air-purifying house plants remove toxins & improve air in homes. As much as we like a little interior greenery, we're forced to conclude it's a whole pile of compost in the making...… Do house plants clean indoor air? The idea that house plants filter and clean indoor air is at be…

How to Find & Order In-Stock Essential Products Online COVID-19 & Coronavirus

Life Hacks to help stay Eco during Quarantine & Ordering Online

We heard about an awesome way to find essentials online that are in stock & at regular pricing, which for as long as we're on "Social-Distancing" lock downs or quarantine is music to our ears! Here we share what we found...… Finding essentials while at home with the kids - ordering online What a year this week has bee…

HEPA filters & SMART Air Filters catch airborne dust, pollen, allergens, virus

Buying guide for home air filters in furnaces - HEPA, SMART or Regular?

Finding the right high-efficiency home air filter for furnaces & ventilation systems is essential for keeping indoor air clean, healthy & protecting us from allergens, animal dander, pollen, mold spores & maybe worse.… What are home air filters used for?   Air filters on air handling units such as furnaces, HRV and ER…

Solar Electricity Generation & Storage with no Batteries, Azelio

Azelio Solar solutions combine electricity generation & storage without Batteries

The Swedish company Azelio has an innovative solution for generating carbon neutral electricity with storage that doesn't need batteries… New technology combines solar power generation & battery free power storage The forever-changing landscape of the green home building industry sees ideas come and go, and on occasio…

Coronavirus - clean energy & sustainables in jeopardy after covid-19 - IEA

Coronavirus poses a threat to climate action says The International Energy Agency (IEA)

The IEA warns that Covid-19 may cause a slowdown in the world’s progress to clean energy & while the coronavirus may prompt a drop in global carbon emissions this year, long-term climate action will suffer too in it's wake… "The economic impact of coronavirus must not derail the switch to sustainable energy" In a repo…

Low Carbon Concrete - Lowering the Carbon Footprint of Eco Homes

Low-carbon concrete by CarbonCure Canada - lowering the carbon footprint of buildings

Producing cement for concrete results in high levels of CO2 output and is the third ranking cause of man-made CO2 in the world after transport & energy generation. Low-Carbon Concrete is needed for Building Green Homes...… Low-carbon concrete - "green" cement at last?  One of the most essential and commonly-used buil…

Affordable Modern Prefab Eco Homes Available - The S1600

The S1600 - affordable modern prefab eco homes for families

The S1600 Modern prefab kit eco home provides a Stylish & Affordable green home for young families looking for great Value, Comfort & Healthier Living… Affordable prefab eco homes are a growing green home building trend across the US and Canada, as you may have already seen on our pages or in the press. Economies of s…

Why Building Affordable Eco Homes is Important

Why building an affordable family home today means choosing to build a Green Home

When Having a Home Built, Making better choices in design & materials is a Wise choice. Even if unconvinced about climate change, Green homes are proven to last longer, are healthier, cheaper to run & Worth More - Total Win!… As the effects of climate change become more pronounced every year, it is becoming virtually …

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Shipping Container Homes in a Warm Climate might be a good option

Beautiful shipping container homes - Tiny Houses in warm climates

We have mixed views on homes built from shipping containers, but there's no denying that their architectural style can be appealing, here's one Tiny House example we found that seems to work well in a warm climate… We already have an article about whether shipping container homes are good or bad? But that was more in …

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab tiny house kit home

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab tiny house kit home

Architect-Designed Modern & Minimalist homes always attract attention - especially ones that are super efficient, stunningly beautiful and that ooze quality - But Le Refuge is all that and more - It's Affordable too!… The tiny house movement is on the far end of the scale of a very encouraging and growing trend toward…

Ontario's new building-codes for Legal Laneway Homes Toronto

Ontario clarifies building-code for legal laneway homes in Toronto

In a landmark appeal case Ontario BCC has clarified building-code for laneway homes making it easier to get a permit for legal Tiny Houses in Toronto from May 2020 with shared access & sprinklers legally accepted… Toronto’s New Laneway Suite Program bylaw gives hope for Tiny Homes After buying a home on Manning Ave in…

Carbon Emissions in the US reduced in 2019 - IEA Report Reveals

Carbon emissions declined in US in 2019 - a glimmer of hope for climate change goals?

How is the world doing in lowering carbon emissions and meeting global climate change goals? The latest report by the International Energy Agency looks at 2019 to find out… This week the International Energy Agency released its report on global CO2 emissions, which totaled 33 gigatons of carbon released globally in 20…

Sky Group to open carbon neutral film studio by 2022

Media giant Sky set to build carbon neutral film studio just outside London, UK

Sky Group attempting to reach status of Net Zero Carbon by the year 2030, and their new Carbon Neutral studio will help them reach that sustainability goal.… The Sky Group claims that their new UK studios will be the most eco-friendly and sustainable TV and film production hub in the world. We tend to believe that, s…

Prefab & Modular Construction is Booming for Sustainable Homes

Prefab & Modular Construction poised for dramatic growth in 2020

Prefabricated & modular construction is growing as the building industry starts to realize the full potential of building homes in the controlled atmosphere of a factory; a new report reveals some interesting facts… Following on from our predictions for green construction in 2020, Dodge Data & Analytics just released …

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Tesla Solar Roof Cost Comparison, Competitors & Reviews

Are Tesla solar roofs worth the money? Are there any competitors? Our take on the future of BIPV

BIPV solar roof shingles are poised to take over rooftop solar installations with better durability, pricing and aesthetics announced for the Tesla solar roof - here we look at the competitors in the solar roof market… Rooftop solar-power production is fairly commonplace now, and you always know exactly which roof has…

Tesla Solar Roof Tiles installation just got easier

Tesla solar roof gains ground with target of 1000 solar roofs / week

Finding a long-term roofing solution hasn't been the norm in the US & Canada, but the times they are a changing. Sustainable homes are gaining in popularity and the Tesla solar roof tiles are starting to make sense… The Telsa solar roof tiles are in the news again. They now have solar panel shingle installations going…

Building Green Homes on a Budget is Possible - Our top tips

Top tips for planning and building a green home on a budget

When building a new home, especially a sustainable high-performance home, planning everything out in detail will save time, money & stress, while ensuring the best possible choice of building materials for the budget… Proper planning is the key to successfully building a sustainable green home. An energy-efficient ‘ec…