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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...

Ecohome's Kenogami House 'The Most Resilient Home in North America'
Concept and design

Resilient design features for new home construction

...hotovoltaics: pumps and fans for hydronic solar panels (liquid) or air solar thermal panels or even air solar heated floor slabs can be powered by a small photo...

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...

Comparing ground source and air source heat pumps
Heating and cooling

Heat Pumps: Ground source geothermal GSHP or air source ASHP, which one is best for heating a home?

...hot springs, geysers and volcanic hot spots which is a remote possibility across the USA & Canada wherever these conditions exist. Ground source heat pumps or...

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 ...

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!"

...water will boil faster and emit less water vapour, reducing condensation . Central vacuums : Efficient central vacuum systems with hepa filtration certainly...

Better Basement Design on basement walls prevents mold and midlew
Healthy indoor air quality

Basement renovations: How to prevent mold when finishing basements

...water from the wet ground. A different problem demands a different solution - wearing a raincoat will keep you dry when standing in a cold rain, but it won't ...

Mobile tiny house
Tiny house

Is Tiny House living in a cold climate good or bad for the planet?

...water are rainwater storage and treatment or filling up somewhere, also costly or a hassle. The options for power are installing solar panels and batteries or f...

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum certified home - The Edelweiss House
LEED Homes

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum house - An EcoHome project checklist

...water hybrid electric heat pump hot water heater High performance HRV ventilation system High efficiency ceiling fans for air circulation Triple-glazed ar...

Building a Passive House that's LEED Certified too - an Owner's Tale
Passive House

An owner/builder's account of building a Passive House

...water resistance (allowing any humidity that might find its way into the wall cavity to dry to the outside). Picking & installing the right air/water membranes ...