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Blower Door Tests - What's the Cost & Who Does Them?
Air and vapour barriers

What is a blower door test? What's the cost? How do you find a company to do one?

...wall assembly, it can condense and deposit moisture in your walls. Moisture means rot and mold, rotten and moldy walls means home renovations are needed, and th...

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

...efficient wall assembly that includes large, high-quality windows. If your desire is to use a solarium as a makeshift greenhouse for growing ornamental plants...

Slab-on-grade construction technical guide
Slab on Grade

Slab-on-grade technical guide

...walls with above-ground walls. In other words, you are replacing concrete walls with a much more affordable and energy efficient wall assembly. This is why Sl...

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 r...

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

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

...efficient buildings that will help the province meet its goal of having all new buildings be Net Zero Energy ready by the year 2032. The City of Vancouver Step ...

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 bulbs keeps dropping. Efficient bulbs save a lot of energy and money in the long run. See our page all the benefits of efficient home lighting . A...

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

Choosing between an HRV and an ERV

...walls? A reasonably tight house would have a measured air tightness of about 3 Air Changes per Hour at a pressure of 50 pascals (ACH @ 50 Pa). For the avera...

LEED Platinum home certification FAQ
LEED Homes

LEED Certification for Homes - Frequently Asked Questions

...wall system). Renovation projects that only involve a single part of a home like kitchens or bathrooms are not eligible. When is it to late to register for LE...

Celsius Solar Igloo
Solar thermal collectors

Celsius: The solar heated igloo!

...walls are comprised of a light wooden frame covered with a matt black air barrier. In contrast, the completely white interior mimics the traditional and very ef...

Ecohome's Kenogami House 'The Most Resilient Home in North America'
Concept and design

Resilient design features for new home construction

...walls and interior condensation due to thermal bridging. A durable wall is energy-efficient and airtight, with an airspace between wall structures and exterio...

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

...efficient - in the neighbourhood of 90% more efficient than most Canadian homes. The key is to have almost perfect airtightness and super-insulation along with ...