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Aeratron AE2 ceiling fan
Ventilation

Ceiling fans and air circulation- video

...ceiling fan is a big part of making that happen. This video explains the relationship between those systems. Thanks to our sponsor Aeratron for providing super efficient and quiet ceiling fans that fit in nicely with the look of this LEED v4 Platinum certified house . Video from the EcoHome Youtube channel, for help ...

How to Vent Roofs - the Methods, Vent Types, Fans
Walls and Roofs

Why Roofs need to be ventilated and how to ventilate a roof properly

...fans or attic fans? Attic fans can be used as a remedy for problem roofs if ever natural ventilation just isn't cutting it. We would suggest these solar powered ones (available online) as a decent compromise between cost, reliability and efficiency. Maybe you have a lot of trees around the home that disrupt the natur...

Reducing the need for air conditioning
Heating and cooling

How to keep homes cool without air conditioning

...Fans: they don't actually cool the air, but it sure feels like it. At night though, one of the best places for a fan in an upstairs window blowing out. This draws in cool air from all the other open windows. Center of room light fixtures can also be swapped out for a quiet and efficient ceiling fan to help you sleep . ...

Passive home designer Harold Orr, one of the original high performance homes
Passive solar home design

The principal designer of the house that inspired the global Passivhaus movement reflects on the project that started it all.

...ceiling has been drywalled. THIS ALLOWS THE AIR / VAPOUR BARRIER TO BE INSTALLED IN LARGE SHEETS ON THE CEILING and saves time and materials in installing the ceiling and best of all makes the ceiling very much tighter than with other methods. In the SCH we used a double wall construction, however the outer wall was ...

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum certified home - The Edelweiss House
LEED Homes

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum house - An EcoHome project checklist

...ceiling fans for air circulation Triple-glazed argon filled wooden framed passive house standard windows First performance benchmark for Edelweiss: Passive Solar Index 15 Registration date: August 25, 2015 Region: Outaouais, Quebec Type of construction: Single-family New home PSI rating: 15 kWh / m² Met...

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?

...ceiling - Is the ceiling vapor barrier intact and doing its job? There are 3 different issues to check for and to deal with to fix the problem of ice buildup in an attic, and you really should work towards accomplishing all of them. 1. High humidity in homes First of all, if the relative humidity of air in your...

Air and vapour barriers

Aerobarrier home and attic air-sealing spray

...ceilings, walls, windows, plumbing and electrical penetrations. This is an easy way to plug holes in your air barrier that you can’t possibly see - from as small as a human hair to as big as a half-inch wide. The airflow in the home is monitored in real time by the blower door computer. Depending on the building size...

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

...ceilings Materials for the interior were specifically chosen to maintain a high standard of clean indoor air quality , formaldehyde-free, low-environmental impact, durability and easy maintenance. Tongue and groove wooden boards on the ceiling Laminated wood wall coverings that are resistant to impacts and scra...

Crawlspace radon barrier installation for radon mitigation
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Removing radon gas from basements and crawlspaces

...fans here . The location of radon exhaust vents can follow the Building Code requirements for venting combustion appliances, which is to keep them 3 feet from operable windows. Keep it further away if you can, but there is enough dilution of air over just a few feet to prevent any noticeable amount of radon from re-e...

Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US
Concept and design

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of buying a new home?

...ceilings Materials for the interior were specifically chosen to maintain a high standard of clean indoor air quality , formaldehyde-free, low-environmental impact, durability and easy maintenance. Tongue and groove wooden boards on the ceiling Formica laminate coverings for cabinets (entrance, bathroom, kitchen...