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Building science for LEED v4 wall design made easy
Concept and design

Building science for LEED v4 wall design made easy - video

...home buyers, builders make more money that way, but leave homeowners with unnecessarily high heating bills for the rest of their lives. In contrast, a hyper-i...

Building a Passive House that's LEED Certified too - an Owner's Tale
Passive House

An owner/builder's account of building a Passive House

...Home posted following the personal experience of Sarah Cobb and William Murray of Rocket Construction Inc. as they built a home in Abercorn, Montérégie, Quebec....

BC Energy Step Codes - Builder Design Guide &  Requirements explained
Building codes

The new BC energy step code: builder design guide & requirements explained - Vancouver

...Homeowner Benefits of the BC Energy Step Code There are many benefits to building better performing homes . As a business property owner or homeowner, the inc...

Exterior damp proofing and drainage mat to protect basements from wate
Insulation and soundproofing

Best practices for basement insulation in new home construction

...homes is heat security, as extreme weather events in cold months routinely drive residents from their homes for lack of power and heat. Homes that are better si...

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.

...home construction. He was one of the principal designers of the Saskatchewan Conservation House , which in 1977 acted as a laboratory for the development of m...

Better Basement Design on basement walls prevents mold and midlew
Healthy indoor air quality

Basement renovations: How to prevent mold when finishing basements

...Home Guide How much insulation does a basement need - EcoHome Guide 'How to build basements that don't stink' - Dr. John Staube, University of Waterloo

Choosing between OSB or Plywood for house sheathing for Roofs, Walls & Floors.
Wood and organic materials

Which is better, OSB or Plywood for Roofs, Walls & Floors?

...Home Guide on Which Timber to use for Home Construction here Or, learn how to use Dense-packed cellulose insulation in double stud walls correctly here And ...

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