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Correct window installation details
Windows and doors

How to install windows

...air or water leaks Watch more Green Building videos here The Edelweiss LEED Platinum V4 Demo House has been oriented towards the south to increase passive...

How radiant floors work
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

How to design for thermal comfort in a home

...home even though the air temperature is exactly where you like to keep it? That's because, contrary to what most of us think, air temperature is not the main fa...

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

Off-grid living blog post 5: appliances, mechanical and other systems

...Air handling In any tightly built house, one needs to provide for ventilation. In older and draftier homes, a lot of air leaks into and out of a house just th...

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?

...home or entering it. Ventilate the home to remove excess moisture. Dehumidify the air in the home to bring the relative humidity below the 60%. Heat and i...

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

Resilient design features for new home construction

...air leaks, frost, snow buildup against walls and interior condensation due to thermal bridging. A durable wall is energy-efficient and airtight, with an airsp...

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...

How to Choose between an HRV and ERV system
HRV and ERV

Choosing between an HRV and an ERV

...air is performed in a single area of the home, the lung of your home, your HRV ventilator core. Note that outgoing stale air and incoming fresh air never mix ...

Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Removing radon gas from well water

...homes , Removing Radon gas from Crawlspaces & Basements , and about how to protect the air quality of your home , all in the Green Building Guide Pages at Ecoho...

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

...homes: Find out All about Air & Vapour Barriers in High Performance Homes - EcoHome Guide Discover the Aerobarrier Home & Attic Air Sealing Spray - EcoHom...

When should you replace windows
Windows and doors

When should you replace old windows?

...air leaks, so having airtight windows may be only a tube of caulking away. The first step would be determining from where exactly air is leaking. Keep in mind...

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?

...air leaks and add insulation. In the unfortunate situation of having no air barrier but a truss system that makes a poly air barrier impossible to install from ...