Hot water / Guides

Condensation on windows in our homes - why is it there? - how to stop it?
Walls and Roofs

Condensation on windows is a pain but is it a problem & how to stop it?

...water sparingly and often for best effect. Check for water leaks! – Any pipes carrying water in the house, both delivery of hot and cold or heating and evacua...

What is a heat pump
Heat pumps, geothermal and AC

Heat pumps: what they are and how they work

...water hybrid electric heat pump hot water heater that borrows that efficiency and significantly cuts the energy required to meet our domestic hot water needs. ...

Wood Combustion - How it works and the different stages
Wood stove and biomass heat

Wood Combustion – How Firewood Burns & How to get the best heat while being eco-friendly

...water is produced too as Hydrogen and oxygen molecules combine with consequently large amounts of water vapor found in the flue gases. Therefore it’s so importa...

Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US
Concept and design

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of buying a new home?

...water heat recovery unit : Waste water from the upstairs shower preheats cold water destined for the water heater and recovers approximately 50% of energy with ...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

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

...water-conserving fixtures and low-flow toilets Installing low-flow showerheads Water-permeable surfaces and stormwater management strategies Rainwater cat...

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...

Poly vapour barriers in air conditioned houses can cause mold and rot
Healthy indoor air quality

Why you should Never Install Air-Con in a Home with a Vapor Barrier

...hot months, that vapor barrier is on the wrong side of the wall assembly to be effective for much of the year. If you live in a land of endless winter, an int...

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...

First Passive House in BC Whistler

B.C.’s First Passive House was built in Whistler in 2012.

...hot water collection, a subsoil heat exchanger and cross-laminated timber decking are a few of the extensive sustainable building features incorporated into the...

Product of the month: Aquion’s Aqueous Hybrid Ion saltwater home batte
Renewable energy

Aquion’s saltwater home battery

...water batteries are available for sale again in USA & Canada. Renewable energy is a hot topic, not just in green building circles, but all across the globe. T...

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

Beautiful shipping container homes - Tiny Houses in warm climates

...waterfalls. The first is a single level rancher style shipping container home made from one 40 foot long container cut in half and set at a slight angle to en...