Air barrier / Guides

Shipping container home
Architecture and plan design

Are shipping container houses environmentally friendly?

...air / vapour barrier , where it isn't necessarily doing that great a job anyway. Using old containers as the launching pad of a home building project locks up h...

Condensation on windows leads to mold & mildew in homes, ERV & HRV systems help
Ventilation

Ventilation & air exchangers

...air rises, forcing air out the top portion of your home and drawing in cold air from the bottom to replace it. How much air will be changed depends on how well-...

Free Energy Audits, Net Zero Home Grants & Interest Free Home Renovation Loans
Grants and incentives

0% loans & Grants for Green Home Renovations & Construction - A Boost for Canadians in 2020

...air leaks. Our Quebec office recently had a full renovation which gave us an opportunity to try an air barrier spray for sealing air leaks , and we were very im...

Ecohome's Kenogami House 'The Most Resilient Home in North America'
Concept and design

Resilient design features for new home construction

...air leaks, frost, snow buildup against walls and interior condensation due to thermal bridging. A durable wall is energy-efficient and airtight, with an airsp...

Passive House in Quebec
Passive House

The Passive-Aggressive House - Our History of a Passivhaus Build

...air barrier. As a result, the blower-door test proved the house met the air-tightness requirements, which is no small feat. Near the end, passers-by would hol...

Which wood is best for framing timber frame construction in homes?
Wall assemblies - new construction

Lumber choices for wood frame construction - choosing timber for framing & building homes

...air quality of your home , but it is generally not thought to be too great a health hazard. Did you also know that OSB sheathing can be used as a vapor barrier ...

Cedar deck and stairs under construction cedar naturally the most durable wood
Decks, porches and gazebos

Tips for building a deck - 10 Tips to make your deck last longer

...airly safe way to go about things , though keeping them perfectly level may require a bit of maintenance over time if there is any movement. Deck blocks sit dir...

The Best 10 Energy Saving Tips for Green Homes - EcoHome
Wall assemblies - renovation

Green home improvements: an energy-saving pyramid scheme that actually works!

...air out of your home and the hot air in can save a fortune in electricity costs for running aircon. The best bit? This tip is for free! Caulking: Air leaks ac...