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Thermal image showing where home heat loss is occurring.
Insulation and soundproofing

How insulation works

...Insulation slows the rate of heat transfer, helping keep homes warmer in winter and cooler in summer. How well-insulated your home is will determine how comfort...

Mineral wool insulation in roof by Rockwool - LEED Platinum V4
Roof assemblies - new construction

Mineral wool insulation in roofs by Rockwool

...insulation used to best effect: Watch more Green Building Video Guides on the EcoHome YouTube Channel here The Ecohome's Edelweiss House LEED Platinum cer...

Passive solar heating & cooling in Homes has a long history in USA
Passive solar home design

Passive house and passive solar - free heat for homes

...homes. While having a home rated by any performance scale or certified (like Passive House) is great as it draws attention to advanced home building technique...

Slab on grade for a Passive Solar LEED Home insulated by Rockwool © Ecohome
Insulation and soundproofing

Insulating below slab-on-grade floors

...insulation are best for where when building a Green Home home here . We are so accustomed to a house having a basement that the idea of building a slab-on-gra...

Net Zero Energy Home ZNE in Edmonton Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Award winning Net Zero house in Edmonton Alberta Leads the Way

...homeowners when their children and their families live in the home. Education and information sharing: We have opened up the home to the public annually since...

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...

Natural Building Insulation Made of Grass - Eco-friendly, Green
Insulation and soundproofing

Non-toxic natural building insulation made of grass

...insulation materials In order to combat the climate change impact of the built environment, natural insulation materials such as hemp insulation, cellulose, w...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

All about green home certification programs & rating systems for USA & Canada

...Homes: ENERGY STAR promotes guidelines for energy efficiency in new homes resulting in homes that are at least 20% more efficient than homes built to provinci...

Blown-in fiberglass attic insulation
Grants and incentives

2016 budget renovation tax credits are good news for everyone, homeowner or not

...home. Ontario: Examples of Programs Supporting Home Energy Efficiency Home Audit and Retrofit programs that provide homeowners with incentives to make energy ef...

Dense-packed cellulose wall insulation
Wall assemblies - new construction

Dense-packed cellulose insulation wall systems

...insulation - the History In 2005, Metric Homes of Carp, Ontario designed and built Canada's first Energy Star labelled home in Canada. This home was built wit...

Frost in Attics: What causes Attic Ice? How to Fix it?
Roof assemblies - renovation

Why is there frost in my attic? Is ice in roofs a problem & How do I stop it?

...home improvement & resilient green building techniques here : How to prepare your home for winter Easy energy efficient home upgrades When to ...