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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...

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

How Can We Help With Your Green Home Project?

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

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 home construction and renovation standards. According to Luke Dolan, owner of Capital Home Energy and the B.C. director of the Canadian Association of Con...

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

...new home being twice the size of their previous home, it consumes half the energy to operate. With a passive solar design, airtight building envelope and no the...

Home Energy labeling, Impact of Mandatory labels on Real Estate prices US Canada
Real estate

The North American Property market faces a ticking timebomb - Mandatory energy labeling - and here's what to do about it

...newer “code built” homes As the pressure is also now on to significantly improve the performance of new homes under construction, homes that have been built o...

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

...new homes built on slabs steadily increasing from 46.0% in 2000 to 65% in 2020, while the amount of new homes built with basements dropped from 36.8% to 22%. ...

LEED Certification

OUR HOUSE: a community home building endeavour

...home, welcomed the opportunity to be involved. The group of carpentry teachers immediately embraced this focus on better-performing and sustainable home const...

New Frontiers School Board 'Our House' team
LEED Certification

Quebec carpentry students attempt LEED v4 certification on home that will be donated to Habitat for Humanity

...construction industry is to send the next generation of builders out into the field with the desire and necessary knowledge to build something better. The New F...

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

Passive House reaches new heights in Vancouver Canada!

...homes and setting a 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 Vanco...

Ikea - Just How Sustainable is the Swedish Big-Box Furniture Retailer?
Products and Materials

Ikea Sustainability and their new Sell-Back Program

...new furniture Find more about green home construction in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages - and learn more about the benefits of a free Ecohome Netw...

GOOGLE MAPS update - prioritizes ECO-Friendly ROUTES & Bikes
Commuting

Google Maps updated to show most eco friendly and fuel efficient routes first

...home choices Find more about green home construction in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages - also, learn more about the benefits of a free Ecohome Net...