Air leaks / Guides

Solariums in cold climates won't heat homes unless carefully designed and built
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

Solariums in cold climates won't heat your home

...air rising and cool air dropping . “The warm air in the center of the room would rise to the ceiling, and as it touched the cold surfaces of the roof and wall...

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...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

Find out what's trending in 2020 for Green Home Construction

...air-tightness targets to be met. This is not a small thing, since too few builders realize how much heat loss is due to air leaks in a home, and how important a...

Better Basement Design on basement walls prevents mold and midlew
Healthy indoor air quality

Basement renovations: How to prevent mold when finishing basements

...air barrier and a vapour barrier. However, it has been known to shrink after application, leaving air gaps and a lack of thermal protection. Another downside ...