Sustainable Green Homes, Designs & Projects

Find inspiration for building & renovating sustainable homes with green products & techniques 

Here you will find case studies of inspirational sustainable new home builds and green home renovations from across the USA & Canada that impressed us in some way - be it energy-efficiency, innovative design, high-performance construction products, a more responsible use of natural resources or improved air quality and quality of life for occupants. Living in an affordable and sustainable home is a dream for many homeowners in North America, Ecohome is here to help turn green home dreams into an achievable reality...

Single-family homes

Massawippi House

New house in the village of North Hatley of passive solar design, aiming for LEED Platinum certification. The Massawippi house located in the Eastern Townships is in the process of obtaining LEED® Platinum certification. Designed for a large family, it also adapts very well to teleworking. The difference in land le…

Multi-residential buildings

Chambord Residence

LEED Platinum Multi-generation renovation project. This  heritage duplex in Montreal, Quebec, Canada was transformed into a multi-generational residence achieving almost unmatched ecological and energy performance standards. This LEED Platinum building at the time obtained the 2nd best LEED home rating in Quebec and t…

Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)

DCMS two-generation house - TERGOS Architecture + Construction

Multi-generational attached ADU house. This magnificent house is located in the suburbs of Quebec, City and is designed with the principles of passive solar design.  The orientation and layout has been designed to maximize passive solar heat gain, and includes significant thermal mass for heat storage in winter.  A…

Single-family homes

Gey Gailleur

Welcome to Gey-Gailleur, a second home for a European family designed and built by UrbanÉco. Inside this magnificent residence there is a living room with a cathedral ceiling that bathes in light thanks to abundant windows that also allow us to be in contact with nature. The minimalist-clean style of the decor and…

Single-family homes

Eco-habitat S1600 Prefab kit house available in Canada and the US

Prefab modular LEED Platinum low carbon footprint kit house for sale across Canada and the US. To mark the launch of the Kit Houses for sale on Ecohome and our Quebec counterpart Ecohabitation, the first LEED Platinum S1600 Kit house off the assembly line was first assembled in the Montreal Stadium so visitors could…

Single-family homes

The Gore Cabin

Tucked away deep in the woods, this pretty Scandinavian-style chalet allows its owners to get away from city life. Designed in a rectangular shape for a good location on the steep terrain, it has 1,800 sq. Ft. On two floors with a large open area on the ground floor and three bedrooms on the ground floor. The abundant…

Single-family homes

The Springhouse

Passive House certified home 'the Springhouse' in Quebec, Canada. A simple, compact design following rigorous standards with the help of energy modelling software. From the architect to the carpenters, all the players were on board from the very start. Regularly inspected by a third party. Built to take advan…

Single-family homes

Anderson Menard Cottage

LEED Gold Certified Off Grid Passive Solar Home in Canada. The Anderson Menard Cottage is a Passive House Design that is LEED Gold Certified. It was built with modern materials and quality craftsmanship. Much of the heating and cooling is Passive.

Single-family homes

Le Hameau

There are some of these projects which by their scope and complexity mark the quality of a builder, the Sainte-Agathe residence is such a design. First, the house has two imposing cantilever sections, the screened veranda on the ground floor and the master bedroom upstairs. Comprising 4420 square feet over three floor…

Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)

Family Annex Home Addition

Expansion of an existing house with the addition of a sunny living room and a master bedroom.

Single-family homes

Kenogami House

The Kenogami House was the first Leed Platinum Ecohome Demonstration house, which received the Award from Most Resilient Home from Green Building Media. The First Demo House from Ecohome was the Kenogami House in Northern Quebec.  At the time of its construction it achieved the highest LEED score ever, and meets all P…