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

Basement renovations: How to prevent mold when finishing basements

...wall assembly for a basement application - read on! Rigid insulation board against concrete adds R value, breaks the thermal bridge and raises the temperature of the stud wall, which helps prevent moist air from condensing. The stud wall allows for the installation of wiring, additional insulation and drywall. Dryw...

Naugler House: the most energy efficient Passive House design in New Brunswick
Efficient home design

New Brunswick's most energy efficient home is Passive House designed

...wall finished with 7/16’’ oriented strand board [OSB] taped and primed with the OSB as the air and vapour barrier . 2x4 service cavity wall insulated with blown fiberglass with a binder, then completed with 1/2’’ drywall. The roof covering is an 80%+ recycled composite polymer-based product that resembles slate t...

Finished basements can lead to mold and mildew
Healthy indoor air quality

Why are basements moldy? How to fix or Prevent a Moldy Basement

...wall assembly for a basement application - read on! Rigid insulation board against concrete adds R value, breaks the thermal bridge and raises the temperature of the stud wall, which helps prevent moist air from condensing. The stud wall allows for the installation of wiring, additional insulation and drywall. Dryw...

The Fun Box
Tiny house

The Fun Box! Solar, wind and human powered luxury living

...efficient housing and a keen problem-solving mind. The rising bed of the Fun Box is one of the more impressive small house features we have seen in a while, and best of all it can be done in less time that it would take to make it. Every kid's dream, the bed you don't have to make. Notable features: A king size...

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?

...wall assembly, in kit form The prefab high-performance walls of this Passive House & LEED ready home kit are made almost exclusively using ecological materials from natural sources: double-stud wood framing, recycled paper (cellulose insulation), and wood fiber insulation panels . Double-framed wall construction ...

Pre-fabricated straw bale SIPS panels, an environmental choice
Wall assemblies - new construction

Modern straw bale SIPS construction: high performance, durable, affordable & interesting

...walls are straight and true, and require only mudding as any gypsum board wall would. And now for the best part; the price. Chris Magwood was reluctant to say exactly how the price compares to conventionally built homes, but that is simply because there are too many variables in other wall systems. But he is quite co...

Heat Recovery Ventilation - Lunos video
HRV and ERV

Lunos ductless air exchanger

...walls, making it the ideal compact HRV unit for reno's and retrofitting . Consequently, there is no need for ductwork or reserving space in your mechanical room for an air change system. Wall sleeve for Lunos © Ecohome Wall sleeve for Lunos © Ecohome These systems are a direct interface between the insi...

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

...efficient home that saves you money . An energy-efficient home is a more durable home, a durable home lasts longer, requires less maintenance and has a higher resale value. What homeowner wouldn’t applaud their government for that? But wait, it gets better… By giving you back your own tax dollars to make your home mo...

The difference between air barriers and vapour barriers
Air and vapour barriers

The Difference between air barriers and vapor barriers

...walls, it contracts and squeezes out the moisture, leaving you with condensation. In order to prevent condensation from forming, a vapor barrier should be placed on the warm side of your insulation to stop warm, moist air from condensing on a cold surface inside your wall. In cold climates like Canada, for most of ...

Siding Choices - Board and batten siding
Exterior cladding

Choosing the right exterior siding for fitting, cost comparisons & appearance

...wall finishes: Very expensive - "If you have to ask..." Expected Lifespan of brick wall finishes: longer than yours! Stucco wall finishes Stucco Wall Finish © Yanni Milon Stucco refers to a thin coating of troweled or sprayed on cementituous surface finish that is applied to exterior w...

The Best 10 Energy Saving Tips for Green Homes - EcoHome
Wall assemblies - renovation

Green home improvements: an energy-saving pyramid scheme that actually works!

...efficient tap . The payback for this could be a year or two, maybe just months. Low-flow showerheads are worth the money, and you won't notice the difference except in your wallet Low-flow showerheads: Switching to a low-flow efficient showerhead can sometimes pay for itself in a matter of months , by saving ...