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A building made from K-Tect’s foam and steel structural insulated pane
Products and Materials

A New High Performance Wall System Makes Inroads Into the Ottawa Construction Market

Brian Allemekinders and Deidre Yukich say that despite their new home being twice the size of their previous home, it consumes half the energy to operate. With...

Tiny Houses now Legal in Washington State
Design

Tiny Houses - Washington State legalizes tiny homes & Eco-villages for Affordable Housing in WA

...New Washington Tiny House Legislation: The new Washington regulation ESSB 5383 supports the development and adoption of tiny homes in many ways: The new l...

BC Energy Step Code - Building Sustainable Homes in Canada
Policy and Regulations

BC Leads the way in energy efficient housing and green job creation though the BC Energy Step Code

...new residential construction in the province. The province has also set a target date of 2032 when all new buildings must adhere to an exceptionally high level ...

Design

Got a Home You Want to Show Off? Nominate Yourself for an Award.

...new and renovated. Commercial, institutional, industrial and interior projects outside of Part 9, including new construction and existing buildings, renovatio...

#BuildingLife #WGBW2019
Climate Change

This week is World Green Building Week - & EcoHome makes its pledge

...new practices and new ways of thinking to work towards reducing carbon emissions from buildings - which is why EcoHome has launched a promotion of Sustainably b...

The nail puller Pneumatic tool for reclaiming old lumbe
Products and Materials

Salvaging old lumber with the Nail Kicker

...construction budget can on occasion trump ecological concerns even among the most noble of us. The cost per unit to have a new 2x6 delivered to a building sit...

Help Us to Help You - 3 Min Survey - Why Eco Homes are the Future
Ecohome

How Can We Help With Your Green Home Project?

...construction requires exploring new (and sometimes highly unusual) ideas in terms of home energy efficiency, cutting edge home design, and the creative use and ...

California adds $1,500 incentive for new electric vehicles - Nov 2020
Commuting

California adds $1,500 incentive for new electric vehicles! Total state + fed incentives = up to $13.5K

...newable Energy - What are the Best Ways to generate Power at Home? Find more about green home construction and reap the benefits of a free Ecohome Network...

Heat Reflective Paint for Roofs & Walls, Does it Work?
Products and Materials

A new reflective paint can reduce energy consumption & lower cooling bills

...new green-building products and trends turn out to be complete bunk, but other times they really are game changers. It is too soon for any of us to stand firmly...

The tallest Passive House in the world will soon be built in Vancouver BC
Urban planning

Passive House reaches new heights in Vancouver Canada!

...new standard for Green Home construction in urban centers. So it is no surprise that the tallest Passive House in the world will be in Vancouver, where the city...

NAHB finds Slab on Grade Foundations are Most Popular in 2020
Design

Home foundation trends in 2020 are encouraging for sustainability as slab on grade wins

...news? Well, basements and crawlspaces certainly have some place in home construction, but there are countless benefits to slab on grade construction that go ove...