Online training: My New Sustainable Home

Optimise your project and your investment in building a new home! As well as presenting the design aspects, this course focuses on the importance of a high-performance, environmentally-friendly envelope.

This training course is given in webinar format, live, at the scheduled date and time so it can be followed from anywhere.  A detailed connection procedure will be sent to you by e-mail approximately one week before the training session.


  • Learn all the essentials for designing and building a sustainable, energy-efficient home.
  • Learn how to stay within your budget during the construction process
  • Be able to make the best possible choices throughout your project to get the most out of your investment and build a healthy, efficient and durable home.
  • Optimise your project management and learn how to build a team of professionals from designers to builders, that are in line with your values and able to carry out your  objectives.

Who should attend

This course is targeted at private individuals that are at any stage of a building project, from those still in the design phase to those who have already broken ground. This is also suitable for those who simply want to learn more about sustainable, high-performance and environmentally-friendly construction.

Lesson Plan

  • The principles of green home construction: energy efficiency, durability, healthy air quality, sustainable material selection
  • Elements for estimating your budget: how much will it cost and how can you finance your project?
  • Strategic choices when designing your home
  • Size and flexibility of the project
  • Passive solar design and home orientation 
  • Recovering used materials
  • Developing building plans
  • Permits and regulations
  • Building by yourself or hiring a contractor
  • When to consider prefab homes instead of site-built
  • Foundations: what are the choices?
  • Reviewing case studies
  • Roofing: review various options - insulation, pitch, airtightness, durable coverings
  • Walls design and options for insulation
  • Doors and windows
  • Mechanical systems: water, heating, electricity, ventilation
  • Landscaping
  • Site waste management

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Make the most of Ecohome's training courses!

Ecohome is committed to offering high-quality, cutting-edge training in sustainable housing that is adapted to North America's climates and markets. All our training sessions are given by expert instructors with many years of experience in their field(s). So you can be sure of a rewarding experience! You can also consult our satisfaction policy.


Regular price: $195

Some of our workshops do not have scheduled dates

If you are interested in a course that is not currently scheduled, please feel free to contact us so we can inform you when a date is set. [email protected]