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

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…

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 the…

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 heated…

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 house…

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, a…

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 the…

Single-family homes

Chalet Eastman

Chalet Eastman is a design prototype for an ecological chalet community on the south side of Mont Orford. The prototype has a compact design with a mass fireplace located in the heart of the house, radiating its warmth to the surrounding open living spaces. A central staircase provides access to a 2nd floor where…

Single-family homes

Ahuntsic addition

Contemporary addition to a semi-detached home. The new space includes a game room in the basement, a living room on the ground floor and a master bedroom upstairs. The large openings in the extension allow optimal light entry, while protecting against the extremes of summer, into the new living spaces overlooking the…

Single-family homes

Edelweiss House

The Ecohome Edelweiss demonstration house was the first LEED V4-certified construction in Canada. The Edelweiss House was  Ecohome's Second high-performance passive demonstration house; as well as the first LEED v4 certified construction project in Canada and the second LEED v4 Platinum home in the world. Its desig…