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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...

Reflective window film to reduce overheating
Windows and doors

Product feature: window film treatment to reflect heat and lower air conditioning bills

...homes Resilient design features for sustainable new home construction Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide pa...

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...

Affordable Modern Prefab Eco Homes Available - The S1600
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

The S1600 - affordable modern prefab eco homes for families

...home Tips for a successful green home build Resilient design features for new home construction Are shipping container homes good or bad? ...

Building Climate Zones USA & Canada Maps Help with Specification of Homes
Planning and Design

Climate Zones in USA & Canada for Building Homes

...home that were keeping his home in complete shade. His home was old and poorly-insulated, so it was heavily subject to weather conditions. His home was often ...

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 ...

The LEED rating system
LEED Homes

The LEED rating system

...homeowners with a minimum one hour educational walkthrough to identify and provide instruction of the home’s operational systems, as well as provide homeowners ...