How does insulation work / Guides

The Archipod
Tiny house

Have a backyard home office delivered by truck

...hown that working from home may actually boost productivity and morale while lowering absenteeism. And yet working from home also has its challenges. How does...

An attic with 'insulating paint' which doesn't insulate
Insulation and soundproofing

Does 'insulating paint' work?

...insulation, why in the world would we put any insulation in our walls at all?" - Jon Eakes Learn all about real insulation here , in the EcoHome Green Build...

Slab on grade or a foundation and basement?
Foundation choices

Choosing between a slab-on-grade or a foundation and basement

...How to choose between a crawlspace or a slab foundation ? - Ecohome Guide Best practices for basement construction - Ecohome Guide How much insulation does ...

Insulating crawlspaces as part of home renovation
Crawl spaces

How to insulate crawlspaces properly as part of renovating an older home

...how to deal with moisture and heat loss only, and provide only an anecdotal overview of how to deal with radon gas . We would recommend having your air tested f...

How to Insulate Exterior Walls from the Outside US Canada Ecohome
Walls and Roofs

The easiest way to insulate walls from the exterior in older homes

...insulation panels down at the local hardware store and screw them to your walls, but unless you understand how your existing walls are built and how they "work"...

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

Basement renovations: How to prevent mold when finishing basements

...How to choose between an ERV & HRV system for basement ventilation & Mold prevention - EcoHome Guide How much insulation does a basement need - EcoHome Guide ...

Real estate

Evaluating a home before purchase: how to recognize value and potential problems

...insulation. More on roof insulation here. Does it pass the smell test? No, really, does it? All homes will have a certain scent that is due partly to the ha...

Tips for finding a reliable green home builder
How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals

How to choose a home-building contractor

...How much insulation does a basement need - EcoHome Guide How to finish the exterior of Insulated basements and slabs - Ecohome Video Guide Why is a Slab-on-...

Choosing a building envelope
Wall assemblies - new construction

Choosing a building envelope - starting with the perfect wall

...how buildings work and why walls can fail in a home with air conditioning, even when built to code . For example, if a home is built of timber and will be air...

Heat Recovery Ventilation - Lunos video
HRV and ERV

Lunos ductless air exchanger

...how they work. Lunos is the first HRV system that does not require venting air to a centralized core, but rather provides that same service with individ...

Step by step guide for slab-on-grade home construction
Slab on Grade

Slab-on-grade construction: the ecoHOME A to Z Slab building guide

...how to seat the footing for the foundations. Soil tests will often be ordered to determine how to proceed. On expansive clay, unknown soils or infill, enginee...