Home air quality / Guides

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 ...

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?

...air quality warnings issued as over 24 wildfires rage across Alberta so we thought an article would be useful exploring how to optimize air quality inside homes...

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

Ventilation & air exchangers

...homes. Modern day airtight homes need mechanical assistance to stop moisture damage and protect indoor air quality, especially true in basements where ventilati...

Midori Uchi
Efficient home design

A new contender for the title of Canada's Greenest Home

...air tightness quality, and environmental responsibility in home construction. The Midori Uchi will be a show home for showcasing green home design for approxima...

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 ...

Living green wall
Healthy indoor air quality

Living walls: what they do and don't do

...air quality. Simply due to the rate of air leakage in most buildings, it would be difficult for anything short of an airtight house and a virtual jungle of plan...

Heat Recovery Ventilation - Lunos video
HRV and ERV

Lunos ductless air exchanger

...air-sealed high performance home, bringing in fresh air and removing moisture. An HRV uses the heat in stale exhaust air to warm incoming fresh air. Until now, ...

Drywall and construction dust
Cleaning and maintenance

Tips for keeping air clean during renovations

...home air quality is suspected to be one of the main causes. Renovations are a part of life that are sometimes very much necessary, sometimes just very much de...

Correct window installation details
Windows and doors

How to install windows

...quality windows on all sides of your home will mean reduced heat loss over a poorer quality window, and with the right windows on the south side you can gain mo...

Affordable green prefab homes - contemporary rancher style - Abri 1850 BV
Architecture and plan design

Prefab Homes for Sale - Beautiful & Sustainable - Available Now

...homes have an exceptionally healthy indoor air quality . Passive Solar Homes: leading by design The spectacular picture window in this model range of high-p...

DIY cork flooring pros, cons & installation guide with video
Flooring and stairs

Cork flooring installation - the eco-friendly flooring choice, with "how to" video

...homes either - contributing to better and healthier interior air quality - making it one of the most sensible, affordable and agreeable Eco-friendly flooring ch...