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Passive Solar Index Home - super high efficiency
Passive solar home design

Passive Solar Index Home Case Study

...Fiberglass batts between roof trusses (R80) Windows Triple-paned Filled with Argon gas Low E coatings Average R value: R5 Energy efficiency: RE ...

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

How insulation works

...fiberglass or panels of foam) have their own specific R value, but if they are spaced between wooden studs, the lower R value of the studs must be factored in w...

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

Basement renovations: How to prevent mold when finishing basements

...fiberglass insulation and a vapour barrier. Notice the difference between the studs against the foundation and the studs that formed an interior division wall; ...

Dense-packed cellulose wall insulation
Wall assemblies - new construction

Dense-packed cellulose insulation wall systems

...fiberglass or mineral wool batt insulation . These weaknesses are largely baseless and dense-packed cellulose for wall cavities should be more common in Canada ...

Roxul mineral wool batt insulation in LEED Homes
Insulation and soundproofing

Choosing the right insulation: the pros, cons and applications for walls, slabs & basements

...fiberglass (as seen in the main image above). Rock wool can be more costly per batt but has a higher R value than fibreglass per inch; less health risks during ...

Built to ENDURE: the Net Zero Heat Kenogami House
Efficient home design

The Kenogami House: designed to ENDURE

...fiberglass windows 0.5 ACH (Air changes per hour) at 50 PA Energy Recovery Ventilator rated at 94% efficiency 225 kg per sq.ft. of thermal mass to store h...

Vinyl record album
Healthy indoor air quality

Keep vinyl out of your home (albums excluded of course)

...Fiberglass window frames Wooden baby toys and chairs There are a lot of toxic materials in homes and they have a cumulative effect on indoor air quality ....

Ice dams on roofs & how to fix them
Roof assemblies - renovation

What causes ice dams and how to fix them

...fiberglass insulation range around R3-4 per inch where spray foam is closer to R6 per inch. The high ecological cost that comes with spray foam stops us from re...

When should you replace windows
Windows and doors

When should you replace old windows?

...fiberglass frames. A truly accurate assessent of whether or not you should replace windows would take a quote of the windows you want and possibly energy mode...

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

Best practices for basement insulation in new home construction

...fiberglass batts if desired, particularly in areas of low flood risk. Liquid applied vapour barrier primer © Benjamin Moore Interior g...

How to Insulate Exterior Walls from the Outside US Canada Ecohome
Walls and Roofs

The easiest way to insulate walls from the exterior in older homes

...Fiberglass thermal spacers or "Cascadia Clips" The purpose of fiberglass insulation fasteners is to attach the clip itself to the frame, which then supports a...