Building Lots & Infrastructure

Finding suitable building lots and managing infrastructure

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Choosing a building lot

What to look for when buying a building lot

Finding a suitable building lot requires a lot of consideration and research; here are some things to look for.

Evaluating a home before purchase: how to recognize value and potential problems

A simple checklist for home buyers - visual clues that can help indicate the quality and durability of a home.

Cedar deck and stairs under construction

Tips for building a deck - 10 Tips to make your deck last longer

How to build decks with greater durability - permits, deck materials, railings, foundations and construction techniques for longer lasting decks

Caulking around windows is a cheap way to save a lot of money and ener

Green home improvements: a pyramid scheme that actually works!

There are a number of ways you can up the efficiency of your home without spending much money. Here are our top 8 home improvement tips with the greatest ret...

Rendering of the Ecohome demonstration house

Ecohome Demo House: High performance, affordable cost

Ecohome's Demonstration House will be used as a vehicle to launch a free online building guide series detailing best practices for high performance, cold cli...

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Skylights: an asset or a liability?

Skylights offer natural light in a home but account for a lot of heat loss and can cause problems in cold climates. Here are some tips for selection and inst...

Choosing between OSB or Plywood for house sheathing for Roofs, Walls & Floors.

Which is better, OSB or Plywood for Roofs, Walls & Floors?

Both Plywood & OSB have benefits & drawbacks, with much misinformation about Permeability - EcoHOME investigates the latest Data for new Code to help make th...

The concepts of passive solar heating and cooling

Passive house and passive solar

The basics on passive heating and cooling

The village of Baie-Saint-Paul in Charlevoix

Moving to the country - living a rural lifestyle

Tips for getting out of the city and living a rural small town lifestyle.

Photovoltaic solar panels

Solar heating and energy generation

It has been estimated that the sun provides as much energy in 15 minutes as humans use in a year. By taking advantage of that with heating and electrical gen...

Ice dam

What causes ice dams and how to fix them

Ice dams form at the bottom of roofs, letting water penetrate and cause damage to the interior of walls and roofs.

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