Frost in attics / Guides

Frost in Attics: What causes Attic Ice? How to Fix it?
Roof assemblies - renovation

Why is there frost in my attic? Is ice in roofs a problem & How do I stop it?

...ing from inside a home into an insufficiently ventilated roof space, condensing, and forming ice. What causes ice in attics? Attic ice problems happen when ...

Ice dams on roofs & how to fix them
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...

Skylights can be problematic in a high performance home
Windows and doors

Are skylights an asset or a liability?

...in in any climate (due to added heating or cooling needs) and increasingly become a durability nightmare the further north you go. Before listing off the prob...

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

Resilient design features for new home construction

...Incorporating thermal mass into the building envelope will help regulate interior temperatures by absorbing and releasing heat. In winter, thermal mass will a...