2020 / Guides

ICF Block Construction - The Definitive History of ICFs from 1932 to 2022 © R j
Concrete and masonry

The definitive history of ICF blocks and ICF construction

...2020 saw the arrival of Covid-19 in North America - and the ICF construction industry along with most of the planet ground to a halt - although people working from home across the US and Canada must have used this time to plan ahead as moving into the following year of: 2021 ICF construction boomed bouyed by the incr...

World carbon emissions by country global overview
Lifestyle and environment

COP26 and world carbon emissions by country per capita - which countries top the charts ?

...2020 due to "unforseen circumstances" . Unhuh. This rise is mainly due to the increase in coal consumption across these countries. Coal consumption is projected to rise by almost 5% in 2021, with this growth driven by China (accounting for 61% of the growth), the U.S. (18%), and India (17%) - and hence why China and ...

Reflective window film to reduce overheating
Windows and doors

Product feature: window film treatment to reflect heat and lower air conditioning bills

...2020, heat waves then took hold across North America, from Canada down into the Southern and Central USA. These extreme summer temperatures pose a very real health risk to the most vulnerable members of society. There are some tips to help keep a home cool during a heat wave, but faced with long spells of very high t...

Frost in Attics: What causes Attic Ice? How to Fix it?
Roof assemblies - renovation

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

...2020 has seen great news about the reduced global warming impact of spray foam, as several manufacturers switch to less harmful blowing agents, read more here . Now you know all about frost in attics: what causes attic ice & how to fix it , find more info pages about ice dams & ice damming as well as sustaina...

Why Electric Heating Systems are Best for Sustainable Homes
Heating with electricity

Heating with Electricity - The Best Choice for High Efficiency & Zero Energy Homes?

...2020, to 22% in 2021. So heating with electricity is really the only sustainable option at this point as we continue to migrate towards more renewable energy. Now you know more about electric home heating, learn more about sustainable home comfort , energy efficiency and how to reduce the carbon footprint of ...