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'Our House' fundraiser Jamboree in Ormstown, Quebec
LEED Certification

Habitat for Humanity 'Our House' fundraiser concert

The New Frontiers School Board in Ormstown, Quebec has been documenting the design process of a high performance home that will be built by their students, the...

LEED Certification

OUR HOUSE: a community home building endeavour

...Our House project. Manufacturers supplying materials It takes more than students and hammers to build a house; it takes materials. And the construction indu...

Teachers experimenting with insulated I-joists as wall studs
LEED Certification

Webisode # 2 following a carpentry school that is making big waves in Quebec

...our Quebec sister organization Ecohabitation are honoured to support this initiative, so a big thank you to the New Frontiers School Board for giving us the opp...

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

...Our House' project has served an invaluable purpose in the life of the Carpentry Program at our Centre. Students know that working on the project is not a right...

USGBC Outstanding Single Family Home of the Year Earthship Farmstead
Design

Kaplan Thompson Earthship Farmstead home receives high praise from the USGBC

...our clients with a simple request, “We want a house where our sheep can graze on our roof”. No problem! Our clients were looking to build a farmstead in the V...

Climate and Biodiversity Emergency Declared by UK Architects
Climate Change

UK Architects Declare Climate and Biodiversity Emergency

...our society without breaching the earth’s ecological boundaries will demand a paradigm shift in our behaviour. Together with our clients, we will need to commis...

New Tiny House Laws in San Jose California Passed
Policy and Regulations

Tiny Houses on Wheels Approved in San Jose, California

...houses in laneways, and there is nothing ‘green’ about always dragging a Tiny House behind a truck no matter how ‘eco-friendly’ it is. Tiny house laws across ...

Hurricane proof home
Design

Hurricane-proof home

...our property and homes, but for personal safety as well. *** The ever-increasing threat of devastating hurricanes and tornadoes has inspired students from t...

Cellulose Environmentally Friendly Rigid Foam Insulation Panels
Products and Materials

Cellulose rigid foam board insulation - the environmentally-friendly styrofoam replacement?

...Our current demonstration house will be a pre-fab wall system insulated with cellulose. Since celluose is the main component of trees and plants, it is the most...

Smart Homes of the Future, Survey reveals what Adults & Kids think sustainable
Innovation

The Future of Smart Homes, a recent survey explores how our homes will change to respond to climate change

...house Windows that change shade in reaction to external light so you can keep your house warm or cool without having to use radiators or air conditioning To...

Tiny Houses for Sale, Plans, how to Build all here at EcoHome
Urban planning

Tiny Houses - The first official Tiny Home Eco Village in Canada gets approval in Okotoks

...House strata in Canada is Officially approved in Okotoks Here at EcoHome we love Tiny Houses, which is probably why we have a full section devoted to Tiny Hou...