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Passive House in Quebec
Passive House

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

...the first to throw the other under the bus. The builder would say the plans from the architects weren’t detailed enough. The architects would say the detail was...

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

...their homes more energy efficient, and better protect them from climate-related risks . The plan also includes the following: Free energy audits for homeown...

Carpenter ants are a common pest and nuisance to get rid of in homes
Pest control

Removing insects and rodents from your home, safely & humanely (by preference)

...the side of the bucket and slip the pole inside. Smear some peanut butter or other bait on it and lay a ramp up to the bucket edge. The mouse will jump to the b...

Skylights can be problematic in a high performance home
Windows and doors

Are skylights an asset or a liability?

...their energy performance . They will add a little bit of heat on sunny days in winter (with the right orientation and angle), but the heat they lose when the su...

Wood frame Triple-glazed, argon-filled windows in the Ecohome Demo House
Windows and doors

Choosing windows - which window frame? wood v aluminum v vinyl

...The higher the R-value number, the better insulated the product is. Keep in mind, neither the U-value nor the R-value account for passive solar heat gain. S...

Healthy indoor air quality

The impact of ambient fragrances on our health

...The air you breathe inside originates outside, coming in through air leaks, windows or ventilation systems, so right off the bat the best air quality you can ho...