EkoBuilt News & Happenings, Healthy Living

Join us at the Healthy Brain and Body Show

This inspirational show has returned to Ottawa for a third year, and we’re really looking forward to being there this coming weekend. Focused on everything related to health and wellness, the show will feature more than 100 booths, speakers, demos, sample and more.

Free to attend, this event supports H.E.L.P, helping our military and first responders affected by PTSD. Donations will be accepted at the door.

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Ottawa home builder EkoBuilt at the Ottawa Home & Garden Show 2017
EkoBuilt News & Happenings, Healthy Living

Save the date: Where you can meet with EkoBuilt this spring

Heading towards spring, we want to be sure you are aware of the show schedule for EkoBuilt, as well as our next planned open house at the EkoModel Home just west of Ottawa.

Ottawa Home & Garden Show
EY Centre, Ottawa
March 21 – 24, 2019

(And yes, we’ll have tickets to giveaway for that show closer to the time!)

Spring EkoModel Home Open House
96 Libbys Road, McNab/Braeside, ON K7S 0E1
Sat, April 6, 2019
9am – 3pm

Healthy Brain and Body Show
EY Centre, Ottawa
May 4 – 5, 2019 (FREE)

Live the Smart Way
RA Centre, Ottawa
May 11 – 12, 2019 (Tickets $5 and help to support The Royal Mental Health – Care and Research)

Do let us know what you’re planning to attend, we’d love to see you there.

Christmas greetings from EkoBuilt
Healthy Living

Season’s Greetings!

It’s been a whirlwind year on many fronts, and we’re so delighted to have grown the base of people who are following along on this journey of sustainability.

We’re excited to start 2019 with our passive townhome development in Perth, Ontario, many new custom home builds and packages, and an ever growing base of folks interested in Eko Communities.

We’ll be renewing our commitment to regular, informative blog posts, with a new expanded series on retrofitting existing homes.

Please continue to join us right here, through our mailing list, and on Facebook, and of course we look forward to seeing you at trade shows and when we next open the doors of the EkoModel Home.

For you and yours we wish the very best in 2019.

Ottawa area construction company hiring
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Looking for more construction & carpentry help

We’re still looking for more help with our Ottawa / Eastern Ontario construction projects.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum two years of experience in a related field and come with a positive, self-motivated attitude, however anyone with a good work ethic is welcome to contact us. We look forward to hearing from interested individuals.

If you’re interested or know someone who might be, please get in touch or share our details:

Paul Kealey, EkoBuilt
Toll-Free: (855) 890-1222 | Local: (613) 227-4663
E-mail: info@ekobuilt.com

Healthy Living, Home Building Resources

Even small homes need Heat Recovery Ventilation systems

A recent article in The Ottawa Citizen advised against installing an HRV in a small home – we disagree.

The author maintains that “The cost of losing precious living space to the HRV itself and to the air ducts is just too high given the benefits that an HRV offers in a small space like yours.” We disagree on a couple of counts:

In the first instance, every house built in Ontario since January 2017, regardless of size, has required an HRV. It’s not an option, it’s a legal requirement!

In the second, the article’s author also maintains that “Opening a window or two a little and running exhaust fans more often and longer will also push stale air outdoors and bring fresh air in.”

We don’t understand why someone in even the smallest house would want to regularly naturally ventilate their home in the winter because it will cost more to continually heat the cold air that keeps being introduced. A big part of building tiny is to save money not to spend more.

Lunos HRV unitThere is, in fact, an HRV for every application.

The Lunos system is a 90% efficient heat recovery system designed for small spaces. Many passive homes use this system: http://www.lunoscanada.com/index.html

The Lunos HRV uses the wall cavity so no extra space is required in a utility room.

If you live in Ontario and are building a new home, you are required to have an HRV system. Make sure you get the right one for the size of your home.

 

 

Healthy Living

Save the Date: Green Energy Doors Open 2017

EkoBuilt will be taking part in Green Energy Doors Open ’17 this year (Sept 30/Oct 1), and we’ll be opening the doors of the EkoModel home.

This year the event will also include a one-day EV Exhibition on Aberdeen Square in Ottawa. They will showcase several electric vehicles, including a racing car.

Green Energy Doors Open 2017Green Energy Doors Open, is a province-wide, year-round communications campaign and showcase of individual, community, and commercial sustainable energy projects. It is organized and spearheaded by the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association. The initiative aims to showcase advancements in the sector, demonstrating that Ontario is already on the path to building a 100% clean, sustainable energy system.

Save the Date

EkoBuilt Demonstration Home
30 Sept – 1 Oct 2017
9am to 5pm
Full details >

Quick Links

Green Doors Energy Open 2017 – List of Host Sites

See you there!