Durable roofing products and green roof construction


Commercial Living green roof on the Helen Schuler Nature centre

Living green roofs: the secrets to success

Learn the steps to creating a successful commercial green roof - concept, design and maintenance. Commercial Green Roof Case Study AB Canada Nestled in the Oldman River valley in Lethbridge Alberta, the green roof on the Helen Schuler Nature Centre (HSNC) has been attracting local and international attention from…

Ice dams on roofs & how to fix them

What causes ice dams and how to fix them

Learn how to fix Ice dams on your roof before they cause damage. Ice dams form at the bottom of roofs, letting water penetrate and cause damage to the interior of walls and roofs. When snow melts on a roof it runs down until it meets the unheated bottom edge of a roof and then freezes. This chunk of ice is called…


Why is there frost in my attic? Is ice in roofs a problem & How do I stop it?

A roof leak isn't really a roof leak if it’s leaking in on a sunny spring day as the snow finally starts to thaw. It's more likely a build up of frost and ice in your roof space - so how to prevent it. Frost in Attics: why is there Ice in my roof? When a warm sunny day arrives after a long cold stretch and it seems…

Living green roof installation on the Edelwiess house

DIY green roof installation video

A living green roof can last far longer than many other roofing systems when installed properly. DIY Green Roof Installation The following DIY green roof video shows the steps needed to ensure your green roof will not leak. Watch more Green Building Guide videos from EcoHome on YouTube here The most…

Mineral wool insulation in roof by Rockwool - LEED Platinum V4

Mineral wool insulation in roofs by Rockwool

Mineral wool batts being installed in roof for a total of R95 - Contributing to a LEED Platinum V4 certification for EcoHome's Edelweiss House. Mineral wool roof insulation used to best effect: Watch more Green Building Video Guides on the EcoHome YouTube Channel here The Ecohome's Edelweiss House LEED Platinum…

Metal roof with solar panels

How to choose roofing materials

选择耐久的屋顶材料,可以经受风、降水和紫外线的照射。1.Asphalt shingles: Asphalt shingles © Ecohome We’ll start with shingles to get it out of the way, because choosing an eco-friendly, durable roof covering starts first with dismissing any idea of installing…

Bike lanes in Downtown Vancouver

Urban living


Suburb of Toronto

Living a greener lifestyle in the suburbs

Suburbs can be one of the hardest places to live a green lifestyle, as they often have little access to services and public transportation. Here are a few tips to reduce your carbon footprint in the suburbs. The ecological impact of suburban living: U.S. studies regarding the energy impact of population by location…

ProductiveHouse in Montreal

Green living in the city

位于城市的中心地带可能是最绿色的居住地之一。交通、服务和公用设施都已经到位,更不用说房子本身了。1.没有车的生活。One of the nice things about living in the city is public transportation and proximity to services, which makes it possible…

Artistic rendition of the 2000 square foot sustainable home being buil

Taking the Living Building Challenge

位于英国安大略省彼得伯勒的奋进中心将目光投向了“生命建筑挑战”。“生活建筑”挑战是最难完成的绿色建筑认证之一,在加拿大尚未实现。The Endeavour Centre, a not-for-profit trade school in Peterborough Ontario, is setting out…

Why a Zero Waste Lifestyle is Important

Next to Nothing: Why Living Zero-Waste Matters

How to live a zero-waste lifestyle - reduce your climate impact and carbon footprint with simple lifestyle choices , learn more here. Garbage is a major contributor to the greenhouse gas emissions heating up the atmosphere and causing climate chaos. People generate over 3.5 million tons of solid waste every day…


Chicago green roof

Toronto Bylaw to Mandate Green Roofs

Toronto will soon see an explosion of green space in the downtown core as residential and commercial buildings comply with new bylaws. In the process we will see a cooler city, cleaner air, cleaner water and lower utility costs. All that and a great place. It's becoming increasingly more common to hear of record…

Green Roof on Canadian Grocery Store

Green Roof on Canadian grocery store offers truly local produce

Green roofs have known benefits for biodiversity in urban areas, water conservation, insulation properties and are simply more attractive to look at - here is an example of them being very practical too. Most commercial green roofs in an urban area offer green space for occupants and manage rainwater, but large…

Ontario's new building-codes for Legal Laneway Homes Toronto

Ontario clarifies building-code for legal laneway homes in Toronto

In a landmark appeal case Ontario BCC has clarified building-code for laneway homes making it easier to get a permit for legal Tiny Houses in Toronto from May 2020 with shared access & sprinklers legally accepted. Toronto’s New Laneway Suite Program bylaw gives hope for Tiny Homes After buying a home on Manning Ave…

Efficiency Capital Achieves Canada's First IREE Certification

Efficiency Capital Achieves Canada's First Retrofit IREE Certification

多伦多的Woodgreen项目引领了经济适用型绿色住宅的能源改造,实现了投资者就绪能源效率(IREE)认证。Efficiency Capital’s energy efficiency retrofit project across several WoodGreen Community Housing buildings is the first project in Canada to achieve the…


How do you ventilate a roof in a hot, humid coastal climate?

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How do I best insulate my century home from the inside?

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