Building science / Guides

Siding Choices - Board and batten siding
Exterior cladding

Choosing the right exterior siding for fitting, cost comparisons & appearance

...Building science basics: how to design durable walls From the EcoHome Green Building Guides - in North America's favorite Sustainable Construction website...

Choosing between OSB or Plywood for house sheathing for Roofs, Walls & Floors.
Wood and organic materials

Which is better, OSB or Plywood for Roofs, Walls & Floors?

...Building Codes, changes were made to the Canadian National Building Code in the last few years to add the requirement of a seamless thermal break to building en...

Problem areas of air leakage in a home and blower door test being cond
Air and vapour barriers

Balancing air pressure in a house: "Your house sucks." "Oh yeah? your house blows!"

...building, forcing air in on some sides and forcing it out on others. Aside from being blocked by other buildings or planting a stand of evergreen trees, the onl...

Passively-heated off-grid LEED house in Low, Quebec
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid living blog: a firsthand account of building and living in a remote area

...building process in a blog called Sunshine Saved . While we offer comprehensive information about all stages of building, to follow one project from start to ...

The LEED Platinum infill house in Toronto
Real estate

Farnham Avenue House

...building waste, such as masonry, lumber, metalwork, and gypsum plaster, was recycled. The site also needed careful attention to prevent erosion during constru...

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