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Earthship in Taos, New Mexico, shame they don't work in cold climates
Concept and design

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...heat loss and the same amount of living space. Take a look at Passive solar home design page to learn how to passively heat a home. 6. Health risks: T...

When should you replace windows
Windows and doors

When should you replace old windows?

...home when they are in an "unsalvageable" state of disrepair or wood decay & rot. Yes, old windows will leak more air and lose more heat than new ones, but the...

Passive House certification - PHI or PHIUS? The Spring House Passive House
Passive House

Everything you need to know about Passive House certification

...heat loss through the building envelope achieved through thermal bridge-free construction , super insulation choices and airtight construction . Heat loss throu...

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

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

...heat recovery unit © Ecohome Renewable energy and energy conservation: Other money-saving tips for a green home: Geothermal Heating: Geothermal heat...

Slab-on-grade construction technical guide
Slab on Grade

Slab-on-grade technical guide

...heat is that the further you get from anything radiating heat (imagine a woodstove), the cooler it gets. So heat is concentrated at ground level where we are ra...

Real estate

Evaluating a home before purchase: how to recognize value and potential problems

...homes , evaluating ahome before buying , finding the right neighbourhood ,and everything you need to know about green home renovations and upgrades in the Ecoho...

Dense-packed cellulose wall insulation
Wall assemblies - new construction

Dense-packed cellulose insulation wall systems

...Homes of Carp, Ontario designed and built Canada's first Energy Star labelled home in Canada. This home was built with dense-packed (or dense-blown) cellulose a...

Roxul mineral wool batt insulation in LEED Homes
Insulation and soundproofing

Choosing the right insulation: the pros, cons and applications for walls, slabs & basements

...heat loss. It’s also an excellent choice for insulation packed into walls because it allows little air infiltration and it’s fire and insect resistant. R ...

Solar thermal collectors

All about solar thermal collectors

...Heaters, read about EcoHome's new concept home with a solar air heated radiant floor that delivers solar heated water in the summer months. This and all you nee...

The difference between air barriers and vapour barriers
Air and vapour barriers

The Difference between air barriers and vapor barriers

...heat loss due to air transmission and the potential moisture damage from air leaks, air barriers should be getting a lot more attention than they are. Discove...

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

...Home Incentives: Net Zero Home Grants & Zero Interest Home Renovation Loans for 2020 Whatever the politics, we are thrilled to see the Net Zero Home Grants an...