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

How to design for thermal comfort in a home

...comfort in a building. To illustrate a point, let's start outdoors. I may be comfortable sitting outside when it's 20°C, or I may be very uncomfortable, depen...

Radiant floor heat in a bathroom
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

DIY radiant floor installation

...home building guide, how to build a passive solar home . Read more about Ecohome's LEED V4 Platinum Edelweiss House , Passive solar home design , Passive Hous...

How to choose Triple pane, high performance windows
Windows and doors

The best tips for buying windows

...home interior. The Solar Heat Gain coefficient based on orientation in the Northern Hemisphere © Ecohome Tips for choosing the right w...

Smart homes: Remotely control and monitor your energy consumption
Efficient home design

Smart homes: efficiency, comfort & convenience at our fingertips

...home? When paired with intelligent and connected home devices, the phones that most of us carry in our pockets can make our homes safer, more comfortable and ...

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!"

...comfort and cost due to heat and energy loss. Positive air pressure in a home in summer will force cool air out and have those same impacts on your comfort or...

Built to ENDURE: the Net Zero Heat Kenogami House
Efficient home design

The Kenogami House: designed to ENDURE

...homeowners to meet that criteria for the Kenogami House. The acronym: E - Energy efficient - a high performance home must comprise efficient energy systems ...

Concrete floors and timber frame as thermal mass
Efficient home design

The pros and cons of thermal mass in buildings

...homes: Let's speak to the potential downsides of thermal mass first - if a home is regularly left empty for several days at a time or if you keep a cottage he...

Passive Solar Home design at it's best - Kenogami House - EcoHome
Passive solar home design

Ecohome Kenogami House wins Home of the Year Award

...home design team, Alain Hamel will continue to experiment with the latest energy systems to further enhance the performance and thermal comfort of his home. The...

Off-grid home with solar PV & Battery backup
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Thinking about renewable home energy and a battery backup?

...home operation, the biggest risk to home comfort and security in a power outage is not being able to heat your home. Lighting with candles and eating a cold din...

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

Free home energy audits in Canada

...comfortable home. Read more here about how to design a home for thermal comfort . So even if this isn’t about tapping into an energy saving green home tax cre...