Natural ventilation / Discussions

What are your thoughts about incorporating natural ventilation techniques into the heating/cooling/ventilation design of a house?

...natural ventilation (stack effect, night flushing, cross ventilation) along with mechanical ventilation (HRV or ERV) for a mixed mode ventilation strategy? Is...

Posted by dean c Jan. 18, 2020, 3:51 p.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

Do I need ceiling fans if I have an HRV?

I have high ceilings and I will be adding an addition this summer with normal height ceilings and a new stairwell to the basement. Should I arrange for a ceili...

Posted by S McIntyre April 2, 2019, 10:01 p.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

Can you recommend an HVAC contractor in Vancouver?

I own my detached home in Vancouver. We have a natural gas boiler that heats water for hot water uses and the water that flows through floor pipes providing ra...

Posted by Jennifer Smith March 18, 2019, 5:58 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

Can you put hemp insulation in an attic?

...natural and non-toxic insulation material that will protect the air quality in your home. We will have an order page coming soon, but for the moment you can dro...

Posted by Pamella Weatherly-Phillips Aug. 16, 2019, 11:49 a.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Combo structural sheathing, WRB and thin insulation panel in Ontario?

...natural' ventilation holes (dryer vent, wood stove chimney, bathroom vent, etc) all serve to relieve some of that pressure. Stripping the house from the outside...

Posted by Steve Bull Jan. 14, 2020, 6:06 p.m. Walls and Roofs 3 Responses

What are the most cost-effective green building strategies in new home construction?

...ventilation equipment do their job. A poor air barrier and lots of air leakage can account for 1/3 of heat loss in a home. The best type of windows (thermal c...

Posted by M T Nov. 4, 2019, 11:07 a.m. Concept and design 3 Responses