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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.

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.

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

Related products

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

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

Professional services

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.

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