Workshop: Ecological Home Construction

Learn the concepts and practical applications needed to create a healthy, durable and energy efficient home.

Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Centre St. Pierre
1212 Panet , Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H2L 2Y7
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Ecological home construction

Course outline:

  • The principles of sustainable building: energy, resources and health
  • How to finance a building project
  • Design ideas for comfortable, sustainable and affordable homes
  • Using reclaimed materials
  • Choosing a site
  • The concepts of passive solar – free heating
  • Windows and doors
  • Foundation choices
  • Choosing wall systems and building envelopes
  • Proper roof ventilation and insulation
  • Heating: radiant floors, masonry heaters, solar
  • Mechanical: water, electricity, ventilation etc.
  • Reducing home energy consumption
  • The benefits of thermal mass
  • Rainwater harvesting
  • Finishing
  • Landscaping
  • Eliminating radon gas

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