Choosing windows / Guides

High efficiency wood stoves
Wood stove and biomass heat

Heating with wood and biomass fuel

...windows, or have to burn it at lower temperatures, creating creosote and more emissions. For a guide on choosing the best woodburning stoves and fireplaces, see...

The Best Electric Car - Discover which EV is best for You
Lifestyle, location and commuting

The Best Electric Car - Discover which EV is best for You

...windows and keeping passengers warm. Very hot weather will also reduce range as running the A/C will use power, and opening the windows will create drag and red...

7 Principles of a super abundant, solar, year round greenhouse
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

7 key principles for an abundant greenhouse

...choosing a glazing material with a high light-transmittance , like clear glass, on vertical South faces. For maximum performance, you can also angle South-facin...

Electric Heaters - is heating with electric an eco-friendly option?
Heating with electricity

Heating with electricity

...windows, as that is where you will have your greatest heat loss. It is also important that they be installed an inch above floor levels to allow for air intake ...

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

...choosing high-performance windows that would ideally be triple-paned. Additionally, including darker colored materials with significant thermal mass in the di...

Renovate, Remodel or Rebuild? How to choose which is Best for Homes
Wall assemblies - renovation

Should I be renovating my home or tearing it down & rebuilding?

...windows’ notice on an online classified listing site and someone may come get them. See our pages on choosing windows to help with selection. Read more about wh...

How to Choose between an HRV and ERV system
HRV and ERV

Choosing between an HRV and an ERV

...choosing formaldehyde-free kitchen cabinets is recommended .) To remove the excess humidity generated by normal human activity in order to ensure building dur...

How to Insulate Exterior Walls from the Outside US Canada Ecohome
Walls and Roofs

The easiest way to insulate walls from the exterior in older homes

...choosing the right building insulation for the right application Once you determine the approximate amount of insulation you want to install on exterior walls...

Grants and incentives

Green building financial incentives

...windows , doors and appliances. Along with those initial incentives, adding efficient components usually save money over their lifetimes, so it’s a win-win situ...

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)

...choosing mineral wool/rockwool insulation such as ROCKWOOL rather than choosing rigid foam insulation . There is no conclusive documentation we have found to su...

Choosing a building envelope
Wall assemblies - new construction

Choosing a building envelope - starting with the perfect wall

...Choosing the Best Insulation , Choosing Between a Slab on Grade or Foundation and Basement , or to find Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale , visit t...