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Multi-unit Passive House for Heiltsuk First Nation on Campbell Island,
Passive House

Multi-unit Passive House for Heiltsuk First Nation in British Columbia

...Building Envelope RDH Building Science Inc. General Contractor Spani Developments Ltd. Module Fabricator Britco LP Photos Britco LP ...

An attic with 'insulating paint' which doesn't insulate
Insulation and soundproofing

Does 'insulating paint' work?

...buildings. Powdered ceramic chips that can be added to any paint are said to reflect heat in or out of a building and reduce heat loss by staggering amounts. ...

Passive House certification - PHI or PHIUS? The Spring House Passive House
Passive House

Everything you need to know about Passive House certification

...building in the Yukon to have the same annual heating load as a building in Hawaii just wasn’t realistic. That is why, in collaboration with the Building Scienc...

Efficient home design

Phase change building materials - natural heat storage in buildings

...building science makes mundane tasks like folding laundry a joy. This particular episode was about phase change building materials (PCMs) and how they can be in...

Energy modeling simulation of heat loss through thermal bridging
Efficient home design

What is a thermal bridge and why is it so important to break it?

...Building Science Corporation , " The R-value of 6 inch deep steel studs installed at 16 inch centers with cavity insulation of R-21 is reduced to R-7.4, a value...

Naugler House: the most energy efficient Passive House design in New Brunswick
Efficient home design

New Brunswick's most energy efficient home is Passive House designed

...building science. Passive House open-concept design Garth Hood of Thoughtful Dwellings in Fredericton helped to create this Passive House open...

Vapor retarder latex primer instead of polyethylene sheet
Air and vapour barriers

Replacing polyethylene vapour barriers with latex paint vapor control

...building failures than building successes. It's time that the cult deprogramming started." - Joe Lstiburek, Principal of Building Science Corporation ...

Installing Siding Correctly
Exterior cladding

How to install siding

...Building Science Corporation: Drainage Planes and Air Spaces

Radon Mitigation - Installing a radon evacuation stack in a slab floor
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Mitigating radon gas in homes

...building homes far more airtight than in previous decades for reasons of durability (condensation in wall assemblies), and also for energy efficiency, as air le...

Shipping container home
Architecture and plan design

Are shipping container houses environmentally friendly?

...building envelope. Given that metal would pass continuously from the exterior through interior division walls in a shipping container home, it will still be nec...

Installing foam panel insulation, which is best?
Insulation and soundproofing

Rigid insulation panels: which ones to use for different applications

...building or renovating a high-performance building envelope there are really three main kinds of rigid foam panels you are going to have to choose from - Polyis...

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