Building Video Guide


This is the first in a series of videos that will follow the construction of a demonstration house, outlining the steps to building high performance, energy efficient homes. ...
Installing 8 inches of Roxul mineral wool below a concrete slab floor...
Installing a 10 mil polyethylene barrier below a concrete slab floor to prevent moisture wicking and create a radon gas barrier ...
Insulating the exteriors of basements and slabs leaves you with needed to finish the exterior. In this video you see an easy fix to have the exterior surface secured by set concrete, while avoiding any thermal bridges in the process. ...
Installing a hydronic radiant floor system in a slab-on-grade floor...
All lumber for interior and exterior framing is FSC certified...
Mineral wool batts being installed in roof for a total of R95...
Air leakage is responsible for a lot of heat loss and moisture damage in walls. Our Demo House has an exterior air barrier and is 5 times more airtight than the average new home being built. ...
Tips for window installation that will give you the best performance and durability...
Understanding building science basics will help you design and build durable and efficient wall systems. ...
The Demo House will have excellent air quality due to having choosen non-toxic building materials, but also through the removal of moisture and contaminants directly from sources...
Drainage planes and air spaces: Siding installation tips so your walls can dry...
Cork as a finished flooring product: renewable, beautiful, comfortable and affordable...
The Lunos Heat Recovery Ventilation system (HRV) is a completely new approach to home ventilation, great for both new home construction and renovations...
Slate tiles for finishing bathroom counter, floors and shower stalls...
Radiant heated floors add comfort to a home and can help you heat more efficiently...
A lot goes into choosing a toilet. Here at the Ecohome Demo house, which earned Platinum under LEED Version 4, we considered 3 factors- water efficiency, performance and aesthetics...
A living green roof can last far longer than many other roofing systems when installed properly...
Drywall may all look the same sitting in stacks in the store but they are very different in performance, strength and ecological impact...
LED light bulbs now come dimmable and with warm colours. Check out our video on choosing bulbs and DIY installation tips. ...