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Insulating crawlspaces as part of home renovation
Crawl spaces

How to insulate crawlspaces properly as part of renovating an older home

...heat loss only, and provide only an anecdotal overview of how to deal with radon gas . We would recommend having your air tested for radon, and if it is above H...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

Find out what's trending in 2020 for Green Home Construction

...homebuyers to make better choices in the homes they are thinking of buying and driving up the adoption of energy efficient home renovation industry as better ho...

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...

Solar thermal collectors

Product of the month: Solar water heater with overheating protection

...Heaters , Solar Air Heaters , and EcoHome's new concept home with a solar air heated radiant floor in the EcoHome Green Building Guides .

Passive home designer Harold Orr, one of the original high performance homes
Passive solar home design

The principal designer of the house that inspired the global Passivhaus movement reflects on the project that started it all.

...heat for our homes. So can you store heat from the summer to heat the house in the winter? The solar storage would have to be very large and very well-insulat...

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...

Rendering of River District Sustainable housing development In Vancouv
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Vancouver developer leads the way to more sustainable communities

...homeowners with valuable insight into the inner workings of their home. This helps the future homeowner understand why one house’s fan, flooring, and air filter...

Tesla Solar Roof shingles
Solar photovoltaic

The Tesla Solar Roof: we love the hype, but we'd like to see some actual facts.

...home on a budget Passive House certification & design in North America Find more about sustainable home construction in the EcoHome Green Building G...

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 ...

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...