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Living green wall
Healthy indoor air quality

Living walls: what they do and don't do

...Green walls for living rooms © The Bahia Studio A living wall (also known as a green wall, plant wall or vertical garden) is not a cheap feature to add to a...

Passive House wall system ; Larsen Trusses & dense-packed cellulose insulation
Wall assemblies - new construction

Larsen truss wall systems with double-stud construction & extra insulation for new homes & energy efficient home renovation

...wall assembly to avoid condensation and mold in drywall . For more about Larsen Truss walls, read about passive house wall design here , in the EcoHome Green ...

Choosing a building envelope
Wall assemblies - new construction

Choosing a building envelope - starting with the perfect wall

...wall? What is the most energy efficient wall? What is the most soundproof wall? What is the most affordable wall? That is just a short list of things to...

Net Zero Energy home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Net Zero Energy house in Edmonton, Alberta

...Green Homes: Advanced wall systems: Different wall systems combined with various technologies are being used to demonstrate diverse methods to achieve Net...

Building science for LEED v4 wall design made easy
Concept and design

Building science for LEED v4 wall design made easy - video

...Wall Design: Building Science The wall we designed for the Edelweiss house, Canada's first LEED Platinum V4 Home is best categorized as a 'REMOTE' wall, a...

The Fincube tin house
Tiny house

The Fincube off-grid tiny house

...wall panels allow for easy versatility in room layout. When the Fincube is used as a living space, the functional wall panels are situated in the middle of th...

Tips for finding a reliable green home builder
How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals

How to choose a home-building contractor

...Green Builder? It’s not common to find a reliable ‘green home listing’ or ‘green pages’ in specific regions, so choosing a quality general contractor with exp...

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

...walls can dry How to install windows properly in high-performance walls Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide ...

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

Best practices for basement insulation in new home construction

...wall 2" mineral wool board or EPS against interior concrete wall 2x4 stud wall with mineral wool batts in cavities drywall with latex paint as vapour reta...

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

Basement renovations: How to prevent mold when finishing basements

...wall, which helps prevent moist air from condensing. The stud wall allows for the installation of wiring, additional insulation and drywall. Drywall should be...

Balanced insulation levels in a green home
Efficient home design

Insulation in Green Home Building, a balanced approach to putting it where it does the most good

...wall of the dam. Would you choose the height of that concrete wall randomly, or would want an even level of concrete to hold back as much water as possible? You...