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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!"

...ventilation, and how to choose All About balanced ventilation with Heat Recovery Ventilation (HRV) or Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV) systems Air Barriers & How to Install for Air Tight Homes And to see more guide page in the EcoHome Green Building Guides for Sustainable Buildings

Future proof your home by preparing and building to for climate change
Planning and Design

Homes built for Climate Disruptions: A Primer for Home Owners and Buyers

...homes: future-proof building for a changing Climate See the most resilient home in North America What is the best insulation for a home? How much insulation do I need in green home construction? Resilient design features for sustainable new home construction Why building a sustainable home...

The LEED Platinum Beachaus II from Inhaus Development Ltd.
LEED Homes

LEED Platinum Home in British Columbia

...home systems like those found in both Beachaus homes can be more than just cool toys, they can optimize the performance of your home. Having an Ipad control centre that allows you to remotely operate systems by a smart phone can make fun gadgets an important part of high performance housing. To be able to control thi...

LEED Homes

The 19 LEED for Homes Prerequisites

...home must achieve a minimum energy performance rating of ERS (EnerGuide) 76 or HERS (Home Energy Rating System) 80. This will be determined during the compulsory energy rating blower door test. 11.1 Refrigerant charge test: If your home has an air conditioning system with refrigerants, provide proof of a proper ref...

Green cleaning products
Healthy indoor air quality

6 easy steps to detoxify your home

...Home Office for better health , a good ventilation system is still preferable. If you have a natural cleaner recipe or home detox tip to share, tell us about it in the comments below! Find out other ways to maintain healthy homes and safe indoor air quality such as choosing safe paints , how to make your own natura...

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

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

...home on a budget How to design a home that uses less energy Future-proof building techniques for a changing climate Resilient design features for new home construction Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide pages on North America's favorite green building web...

The LEED rating system
LEED Homes

The LEED rating system

...home’s operational systems, as well as provide homeowners with the completed LEED checklist and accompanying paperwork, including manuals on all home systems. Once all of the prerequisites are met, the LEED rating system is a fairly adaptable process. Modest sized homes are encouraged, but larger homes can meet certi...

Tiny Tack House living room
Tiny house

The tiny house movement: Tiny Tack House

...home that sits on a 7’ x 20’ trailer bed. This traditional looking home with gable roof and dormers just happens to be mobile. Though neither Chris nor Malissa are builders by trade (he's a photographer and she's a 3D artist), the Tiny Tack House took just seven months to finish. Malissa, whose profession helped them...

What is Interstitial Condensation? (And how to stop it!)
Walls and Roofs

What is Interstitial Condensation in Walls or Roofs? (And how to stop it!)

...homes, the cost to repair this damage can be extremely high. It sure sucks to be homeowners sometimes! The good news though is that there are ways to prevent it so you can avoid these issues and costs. The most important thing is to keep the humidity levels in your home low enough, aim for below 40% Relative Humidity...

Heat Recovery Ventilation - Lunos video
HRV and ERV

Lunos ductless air exchanger

...home of 2000 ft² with 4 bedrooms would have a ventilation requirement of about 27 L / s (58 cfm) and 3 pairs of Lunos e² to ensure a sufficient supply of fresh air. For more articles on high efficiency home ventilation systems for Passive House & LEED certified Homes, see here Canadian distrubution: Lunos Canada ...

PSI

Case Study: Kenogami House, Saguenay, Quebec

...home PSI rating: 15 kWh / m² Method of calculation: Modelled Built by owner Alain Hamel, the Kenogami House is located at Lac Kenogami, Saguenay, Quebec, and is a winner of the Green Builder® Home of the Year Awards from Green Builder Media® This is a passively heated 1,950 net square feet, 3 bedroom home rated...