Choosing windows / Guides

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...

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...

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 ...

Choosing where to live

What makes a home livable to you?

...windows, and rooms with a view. Design from the inside out and outside in and extend living spaces to the outdoors. Provide access to nature with green, usable ...

Earthship in Taos, New Mexico, shame they don't work in cold climates
Concept and design

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...choosing XPS foam over other types of insulation will make the planet greener is by helping frozen tundra come back to life. For help choosing the most Eco-frie...

Affordable Modern Prefab Eco Homes Available - The S1600
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

The S1600 - affordable modern prefab eco homes for families

...windows make this smaller-than-average green home feel bigger than it is. Downstairs the eye is drawn to the distance by the interestingly-designed atrium ceili...

Is EPS foam eco-friendly? Exterior home insulation rigid foam panels
Insulation and soundproofing

Does plastic foam or Styrofoam insulation have a place in green building?

...windows, passive heating, and SIPs walls. Would I build it the same now? Nope. Do I hate it? Nope. It is what it is. It’s not as great as I first thought, but i...

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?

...windows High Performance Windows & Doors are an essential part of all homes when building new or renovating, & especially when going for Passive House certifi...

Healthy indoor air quality

The impact of ambient fragrances on our health

...windows or ventilation systems, so right off the bat the best air quality you can hope for is at 'par' with what is outside. Now take that and add formaldehyde ...

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

Removing radon gas from basements and crawlspaces

...windows are closed to get an accurate reading. Normal activity like doing laundry with a dryer vented to the exterior and running ventilation equipment is to be...

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?

...windows High Performance Windows & Doors are an essential part of all homes when building new or renovating, & especially when going for Passive House certifi...