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Carbon Tax USA & Canada - If it brings investment to lower carbon then it's good
Policy and Regulations

Carbon tax in Canada or USA – How More Tax might be a Good Thing

I was a carpenter/contractor for decades, during and in between university. In 2008 an old injury flared up forcing me to start looking for something else to d...

The Top Construction Trends for USA & Canada in 2021!
Climate Change

Our Top Home Building Trends for 2021!

After a look back at our predictions for green building trends in 2020 , we weren’t really far off the mark, but wow, did some other stuff happen that shook th...

2019 Renewables produced more Electric than Coal, Gas, Oil
Renewable Energy

In 2019, renewable energy sources produced more power in the US than fossil fuels

...usage decline in coal use of 15% between the years 2018 and 2019, now reaching the lowest levels of coal use since 1964. Examples of state level renewable ene...

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

...usage, as the homes are only about 350 to 550 square feet each. Tiny Homes form an integral part of the new ecovillage development in Okotoks, Alberta 4...

NAHB finds Slab on Grade Foundations are Most Popular in 2020

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

...USA & Canada, it is quickly becoming a household term. Many newer homes will have radon barriers and vents pre-installed, and if building a home with a crawls...

Carbon negative concrete CMU blocks
Climate Change

Carbon negative concrete goes into pioneering “green” CMU blocks – Quebec leads the way!

...USA, we suggest checking here for Patio Drummond stockists of the new carbon negative CMU block . Patio Drummond also intend to investigate expanding the use ...

SEM-B Mobility Launches it's Sustainable Urban Transit Solution

A New and Sustainable Urban Transit System SEM-B Readies for Launch

...USA and Canada, and a recent study concluded that 75% of all automobile trips (urban cars) are less than 10 miles. This is the car use every municipality is tar...

The History of Earth Day up to 50th Anniversary April 22 2020 - Ecohome
Climate Change

Earth Day 50th Anniversary was the 22 April 2020 - What's the History?

...usand colleges and universities, roughly ten thousand primary and secondary schools, and hundreds of communities across the United States to the cause of educat...

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

...USA and Canada are lagging behind the other member countries of the IPEEC. The International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC) is a high-lev...

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

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

"The economic impact of coronavirus must not derail the switch to sustainable energy" In a report published yesterday, Fatih Birol, IEA’s executive director,...

Tiny Houses now Legal in Washington State

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

New WA State Legislation Paves the Way for Tiny Home Eco-Villages: Tiny houses, also colloquially referred to as tiny homes, are both an increasingly attract...