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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 ...

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...

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?

...water collecting. A little bit of frost forming is not unusual after really low nighttime temperatures, and it isn't a huge problem if it is able to melt and ev...

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...

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...

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...

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...

High efficiency wood stoves
Wood stove and biomass heat

Heating with wood and biomass fuel

...hot water or transfer heat through your home with radiant floors. Any woodburner or wood burning stove will only give as much heat as the wood itself is able ...

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

...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 ...

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...

Tiny House living in cold climates - one of the best tiny homes on wheels
Tiny house

Tiny Houses - Living in Cold Climates

...hotovoltaic panels and a wind turbine will power two hot water tanks for radiant heating and domestic hot water Walls, as well as floors, will be heated with ...