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Radon Mitigation - Installing a radon evacuation stack in a slab floor
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Mitigating radon gas in homes

...homes are being constructed, it becomes a bit more tricky retrofitting older homes. Radon testing should be carried out in all homes While many people rely on Radon Gas Maps by State in the US and province in Canada to decide whether to test their homes for radon, official advice is actually to test first then ask ...

LEED Platinum Prefab Home Kits
LEED Homes

LEED Platinum Pre-fab Homes

...homes are a very credible option for high performance home construction. When it comes to high efficiency sustainable housing , until recently prefab homes didn't even show up on the radar. A few companies in recent years have taken huge steps to change that, notably with the recent completion of the Beachaus I in th...

How to Build With Less Wood for Best Performance
Wood and organic materials

How to build high performance homes with less lumber

...homes sound like a low-quality option due to a preconceived notion you have about modular houses, think again because modern prefab homes are often better than site built homes. You can see our LEED and Passive House-ready prefab kit house models here ; each models performs considerable better than code and usually for...

Preventing radon gas in homes starts with testing for radon - the only sure way
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Radon Gas Awareness - Up to 10% of North American homes tested have unsafe radon levels

...Homes in Canada - Order Online Here Below are links to help you have your air tested for radon gas concentrations, as well as techniques for radon prevention in new homes and mitigation techniques in existing homes that tested above safe levels. This page highlights the importance of Preventing Radon Gas in Hom...

Net Zero Energy Homes Pilot Canada
Green building certifications

Net zero energy homes Canadian pilot results

...Homes pilot program goals The goal of the R-2000 Net Zero Energy homes pilot program in Canada was to improve the performance standards of homes, and to raise awareness of energy-efficient green home building techniques among builders. Through participating in this pilot project, every builder became licensed as, o...

Affordable green prefab homes - contemporary rancher style - Abri 1850 BV
Architecture and plan design

Prefab Homes for Sale - Beautiful & Sustainable - Available Now

...Homes - introducing the Abri range These ultra high performance prefabricated homes have a size to suit every family and budget . With a contemporary style and extremely high quality of construction, these bright and well designed homes are an affordable and high quality choice when thinking of building a new place t...

Shipping Container Homes in a Warm Climate might be a good option
Tiny house

Beautiful shipping container homes - Tiny Houses in warm climates

...homes designed for warm climates :- Find more pages about Tiny Houses and resilient green building techniques here : Affordable modern prefab green homes for cold climates Are shipping container homes good or bad? All about Tiny Houses & Laneway Homes Ontario clarifies building-code for permit...

Smart Homes, Technology & UV can Help Reduce COVID-19
Cleaning and maintenance

Keep homes cleaner & safer with smart home features & UV light

...homes, the less we risk virus transmission amongst those we share them with. It is essential to keep touched surfaces in homes clean to avoid spreading the virus to our kids, parents and spouses, so… the less stuff you touch the better! Since most people are puttering around trying to stay busy (and sane), it’s a gre...

Which wood is best for framing timber frame construction in homes?
Wall assemblies - new construction

Lumber choices for wood frame construction - choosing timber for framing & building homes

...homes is that it's at greater risk of moisture damage than solid timber used for framing and structural elements, for example Polyethylene vapor barriers in combination with OSB & air conditioning in homes can rot walls learn more here. Before deciding which lumber to use when framing a house, learn which is better O...

Resilient Homes, why they're important in dealing with Climate Change
Lifestyle and environment

Resilient Homes; Why we need to build to withstand climate change events

...homes can help slow or reverse that process, we can at least do our best to do better, to build better homes by knowing which options make better structures without adding extra cost and in the process build-in resilience to extreme weather conditions because it's our home and family who are most impacted when climate ...