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Electric scooter for commuting
Commuting

The Scrooser: Electric scooter for urban commuting

...ith a top speed of 24 km (15 mph) and a range of 35.5 km (22 miles). It works with an Impulse Drive that is literally kickstarted by it's rider as the engine en...

Roxul mineral wool batt insulation in LEED Homes
Insulation and soundproofing

Choosing the right insulation: the pros, cons and applications for walls, slabs & basements

...its operational life. It is hydrophobic (meaning it will not absorb water and moisture), so it can get wet without causing great concern. Once it dries it will ...

Grey Water Recycling Never Looked Better
Greywater Recycling

Greywater recycling never looked better

...it's function, the style elements of the Eco Bath are what put it firmly over the top. With its clean lines, thin components and the rounded edges of its rectan...

Slab on grade for a Passive Solar LEED Home insulated by Rockwool © Ecohome
Insulation and soundproofing

Insulating below slab-on-grade floors

...How to build a slab-on-grade foundation with thickened edge for normal soil conditions Slab on Grade insulated prefabricated ICF form kits, how to build them,...

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

Does 'insulating paint' work?

...ith impressive claims, confusing calculations and real or imagined terminology, and it works great. In fact, it has been conclusively shown that 67% of people...

Ice dams on roofs & how to fix them
Roof assemblies - renovation

What causes ice dams and how to fix them

...itchen cupboards can be a tell-tale sign as well – since the air in kitchens is often more humid and cupboards are closed with little air movement, condensation...

Efficient home design

Phase change building materials - natural heat storage in buildings

...it happen overnight. While there is very little of this type of technology currently on the market and it's impossible to vouch for its effectiveness, it's a ...

Passive solar house design
Passive solar home design

Passive solar home design

...ity of life, EcoHome even have a design and rating system designed around it called The Passive Solar Index - check it out here . Artificial efficient energy sa...

Top Tips for Getting a House Ready for Winter
Wall assemblies - renovation

Winter preparation for your home - are you ready for the cold?

...it in only a few minutes. You could also try sticking a mitt over the outside handle on really cold nights to keep it a bit warmer; that works well for coldest ...

Bullfrog clean power
Renewable energy

Bullfrog Power makes clean renewable energy available to all of us.

...ite. A common question seems to be "How do they ensure the very power I use is green?" They don't, that's not how it works. Even if you have solar panels on y...

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

Basement renovations: How to prevent mold when finishing basements

...it gets wet it will retain its shape and R value when it dries; fiberglass is not so resilient. Lastly, install drywall and paint it with a latex paint only. ...