Comfortable homes / Guides

How radiant floors work
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

How to design for thermal comfort in a home

...comfortable drafts , but it also allows moisture to pass through walls and condense on cold surfaces inside the walls. Airtight homes are more thermally comfort...

Why Building Affordable Eco Homes is Important
Efficient home design

Why building an affordable family home today means choosing to build a Green Home

...homes amidst a deep freeze and blizzard that coated homes with ice up to 3 feet thick in some places. Code-Built homes = the minimum allowed This makes bu...

Alex and Jerelyn Wilson's Vermont farm
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Creating a farm and building a resilient lifestyle

...homes, 'resilience' can in a way describe a lifestyle, or perhaps a life philosophy. Sure, 'green' homes can help save the planet, but some of them may also s...

Thermal image showing where home heat loss is occurring.
Insulation and soundproofing

How insulation works

...homes warmer in winter and cooler in summer. How well-insulated your home is will determine how comfortable it is and how much you will spend on energy for heat...

Ductless mini-split air source heat pump installed in a LEED certified PH Home
Heat pumps, geothermal and AC

How heat pumps work in a LEED or Passive House high efficiency zero net energy home - video

...comfortable but we rely on a Mitsubishi Mr. Slim ductless mini-split air source heat pump to heat the air of the house. This gives us air that is heated on aver...

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?

...homes & Zero Energy Homes all of which is accomodated in the design of the EcoHome prefab kit homes which incorporate the following. Triple-glazed windows (...

Prefab & Modular Construction is Booming for Sustainable Homes
Planning and Design

Prefab & Modular Construction poised for dramatic growth in 2020

...comfortable and low toxicity homes and buildings which waste significantly fewer building materials and create less waste during construction. It's for this r...

Affordable green prefab homes - contemporary rancher style - Abri 1850 BV
Architecture and plan design

Prefab Homes for Sale - Beautiful & Sustainable - Available Now

...Homes - introducing the Abri range These ultra high performance prefabricated homes have a size to suit every family and budget . With a contemporary style an...

Efficient home design

Phase change building materials - natural heat storage in buildings

...homes more comfortable by reducing the swing between high and low temperatures of a natural daily cycle © Mindset Online This is not some magic bullet...

How much is Too Much Insulation in my Attic or Walls?
Insulation and soundproofing

Diminishing returns on insulation. How much insulation is too much?

...homes? We do! A House can definitely be under-insulated (millions of homes throughout the United States and Canada have this very problem), but can a home have ...

Ecohome's passively heated Edelweiss House
Efficient home design

Are better insulated homes worth the money?

...homes built to meet code, and ones that perform several times better, and better is often cheaper. A bit cheaper in the short term, much cheaper in the long run...