Frost in attic / Guides

Frost in attic
Roof assemblies - renovation

Why is there frost in my attic?

...ing through. As pointed out by building scientist Joe Lstiburek while illustrating this point in an Youtube video , you can survive (for a time) after being bur...

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Icicles are an indication of heat loss, which can cause damage to insu
Wall assemblies - renovation

Winter troubleshooting - are you ready for the cold?

...ing inside on exterior walls: This can be caused by thermal bridges in the original framing, poorly installed insulation, or even the complete absence of i...

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Ice dam
Roof assemblies - renovation

What causes ice dams and how to fix them

...ing to ice damming. In addition to that, you are probably adding 25% to your operational costs by having air handling equipment in what is seasonally the coldes...

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Harold Orr, one of the early innovators of high performance home desig
Passive solar home design

The principal designer of the house that inspired the global Passivhaus movement reflects on the project that started it all.

...interior wall and installing the ceiling air / vapour barrier and drywall on the ceiling before installing the interior partitions has resulted in building hous...

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Caulking around windows is a cheap way to save a lot of money and ener
Wall assemblies - renovation

Green home improvements: a pyramid scheme that actually works!

...ing means collecting water from sinks and showers, then filtering and treating it so it can be safely and practically used. Not as drinking water of course, but...

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