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

The Saltbox Passive House

The high-performance house that aims for LEED Platinum certification and is in the process of obtaining Passive House certification from the American PHIUS Institute. The size and shape of the house is inspired by the historical "Saltbox" shape, very common in Estrie and New England, and matching heritage homes in…

Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)

Langlois -Allard

A bi-generational house with common and shared spaces where each family finds its privacy while sharing certain spaces. This bi-generational has been carefully thought out to welcome all members of the family (even animals!) While providing privacy for all. The interior finishes offer elegant minimalism with a…

Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)

La Petite Maison dans la Cour

This beautiful Coach House in Montreal is part of a trend towards Laneway houses and Tiny houses densifying urban cores across North America. This magnificent ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit) coach house in Montreal, Quebec was designed by La Shed Architecture. This Backyard Tiny House replaces a small backyard…

Humming Hill Farm

A superbly renovated LEED® Gold certified house. Inspired by farm buildings in the Eastern Townships, this coach house is an exercise in architectural simplification. The original house actually consisted of a triple garage topped with the keeper's apartment. Nothing has been preserved of the old structure layout…

Single-family homes

Ste-Anne-des-Lacs House

Located on a large sloping wooded lot in Sainte-Anne-des-Lacs, Quebec, Canada, this house is located in a wooded area and opens to nature towards the rear but preserving its privacy towards the street. The living room and dining room are at the rear of the house, allowing you to enjoy superb views of the lake and…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…