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Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Removing radon gas from well water

...water. It is the spraying action of showers and aerators on faucets that allows the gas to escape from the water. Aeration to remove radon from water: Tradi...

PSI

Case Study: Kenogami House, Saguenay, Quebec

...water heat pump to extract heat from the air where it can be deposited into a domestic hot water tank. From there it can serve domestic hot water needs, or be t...

Photovoltaic solar panels
Renewable energy

Solar heating and energy generation

...hot water. It can easily provide 60% or more of your heating and hot water in the winter and almost all your hot water needs in the summer. With a well-...

Installing Siding Correctly
Exterior cladding

How to install siding

...water in but also potentially keeping it in. Boards are best installed tight, a certain amount of shrinking will occur but any water that gets in will be able t...

smart sewage backup device
Plumbing and water heaters

Sewage backup flood prevention and water leak notification on your device - our products of the month

...watertight in less than 15 seconds. As long as there is water on the sewer side of the balloon it will remain inflated, and as soon as the pipe is clear, the ...

Pre-fabricated straw bale SIPS panels, an environmental choice
Wall assemblies - new construction

Modern straw bale SIPS construction: high performance, durable, affordable & interesting

...water damage during construction is too great. They look like a gnome's house. They will be infested with bugs and mice. They are at a greater risk of fire. E...

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

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

...water heat recovery: One of the most overlooked ways energy leaves a home is from hot water going down the drain, taking your money with it. The concept of grey...

Kitchen and Bathroom design tips
Kitchens

Design ideas for durable kitchens and bathrooms

...water in it will actually reduce the energy consumption. Try to keep freezers away from hot water heaters, furnaces, and any other heat source so they don't w...

ProductiveHouse in Montreal
Choosing where to live

Green living in the city

...water as you need, wait until the dishwasher is full to run it, don’t run hot water when cold will do. All of which, little by little, add up to a more ecologic...

Passive Solar Home design at it's best - Kenogami House - EcoHome
Passive solar home design

Ecohome Kenogami House wins Home of the Year Award

...hot water essentially for free. Heat extracted from indoor air will be transferred to the existing hot water tank, allowing excess daytime heat to be used for...

Efficient green home design choices
Concept and design

Efficient home design, or how to design a home to use less energy

...hot water. Learn about the efficient heating strategies here. A house with 60% of its windows facing south ( passive solar ) may have its heating requirements...