High humidity in homes / Guides

Condensation on windows in our homes - why is it there? - how to stop it?
Walls and Roofs

Condensation on windows is a pain but is it a problem & how to stop it?

...in peace!) – Surprising how rarely Mom’s buy into this as a plan! Interestingly, up to half of the high humidity solution is changing personal habits in the h...

Which House Plants are Best to Clean Air & Remove Toxins?
Healthy indoor air quality

Which house plants are best for purifying air? Ecohome investigates

...ine propaganda can be counterproductive to maintaining health, succumbing to these internet myths and relying on plants to clean your air may worsen the indoor ...

Non-toxic building materials can improve home air quality
Healthy indoor air quality

Maintaining healthy indoor air quality

...in homes is a bad sign so how to get rid of it or prevent mold in drywall? Mold and mildew in homes develops in conditions of high humidity , most often in ba...

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 all of them. 1. High humidity in homes First of all, if the relative humidity of air in your home is too high, work to lower it . Anything over 50% RH i...

LEED Platinum prefabricated home Kit
LEED Homes

LEED® Platinum prefab kit home has superior air quality and performance

...In fact, the indoor temperature varied at most by one degree Celsius during the winter, while humidity remained constant at 48%, highlighting the superb efficie...

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

...ing the materials in a kit home for a healthy interior air quality, we also need to maintain that quality by bringing in and conditioning the interior air in ho...

Lifestyle and environment

Resources and getting started

...ind out what funds you have available. Many banks offer incentives for including sustainable green components in your project like installing Energy Star window...

Resilient Homes, why they're important in dealing with Climate Change
Lifestyle and environment

Resilient Homes; Why we need to build to withstand climate change events

...homes built in low-lying areas that have either seen or are at risk of seeing flooding will have significantly less appeal to a buying market that is becoming i...

Condensation on windows leads to mold & mildew in homes, ERV & HRV systems help
Ventilation

Ventilation & air exchangers

...ing the energy contained in normally fan extracted stale or humid air from homes and using it to treat (precondition) the incoming outdoor fresh air in resident...

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

Are skylights an asset or a liability?

...ing envelope. New homes have ceiling insulation starting around R40, and finding them as high as R60 and R70 is not that unusual anymore, nor is that much insul...

Correctly installed Triple pane south facing windows on Ecohome's Demo House
Windows and doors

Installing doors & windows for the best performance in high efficiency homes, LEED & Passive House

...inds its way in will be directed to the exterior. Window flashings: after wrapping weather barriers into place and taping them down, install window flashings ...