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Blower Door Tests - What's the Cost & Who Does Them?
Air and vapour barriers

What is a blower door test? What's the cost? How do you find a company to do one?

...home . A blower door test for buildings is a way to measure air leakage but, more importantly, it’s a way to find air leaks and fix them. Fixing air leaks is ...

What is a Free Home Energy Audit Canada?
Grants and incentives

Free home energy audits in Canada

...air leaks . A blower door test identifies air leaks for repair to make homes more energy efficient. Are energy audits free for Canadians? Energy audit...

Air and vapour barriers

Aerobarrier home and attic air-sealing spray

...air barrier that you can’t possibly see - from as small as a human hair to as big as a half-inch wide. The airflow in the home is monitored in real time by th...

Wildfire Smoke & How to Keep it Outside Homes
Healthy indoor air quality

How to keep wildfire smoke out of Green Homes with mechanical ventilation systems?

...airtight envelope, since it allows better control over indoor air quality . Airtightness also improves energy efficiency; indoor air leaks waste cooling power d...

Problem areas of air leakage in a home and blower door test being cond
Air and vapour barriers

Airtight Construction of Homes is Essential: "Your house sucks." "Oh yeah? your house blows!"

...Air Tightness in Houses - All about Balancing Air Pressure in the Home We go on incessantly here about the importance of air barriers in home construction to ...

Free Energy Audits, Net Zero Home Grants & Interest Free Home Renovation Loans
Grants and incentives

0% loans & Grants for Green Home Renovations & Construction - A Boost for Canadians in 2020

...air leaks. Our Quebec office recently had a full renovation which gave us an opportunity to try an air barrier spray for sealing air leaks , and we were very im...

Top Tips for Getting a House Ready for Winter
Wall assemblies - renovation

Winter preparation for your home - are you ready for the cold?

...air that happens in any building , as warm air exerts pressure and leaks out at the higher levels of your home, and cold air is drawn in at lower levels to repl...

LEED Homes

Getting Started

...home is completed. Also mandatory before drywall is installed is a blower door test , where your home is depressurized to test for air leaks. This gives your ...

The Best 10 Energy Saving Tips for Green Homes - EcoHome
Wall assemblies - renovation

Green home improvements: an energy-saving pyramid scheme that actually works!

...air out of your home and the hot air in can save a fortune in electricity costs for running aircon. The best bit? This tip is for free! Caulking: Air leaks ac...

The LEED rating system
LEED Homes

The LEED rating system

...homes are depressurized and tested for air leaks before drywall is installed, so any necessary air seal repairs can be made. Minimum standards must be met for c...

Bike lanes in Vancouver
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Vancouver's goal of becoming the Greenest City by 2020

...home, and with a fan in the doorway blowing out, the home is depressurized. This allows builders to measure, find and repair any air leaks before construction i...