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

What causes ice dams and how to fix them

...alled an ice dam, and it can cause water to backup beneath shingles and Ice dams cause damage to walls and roof structures. How to know if you have an Ice dam...

Radiant floor heat in a bathroom
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

DIY radiant floor installation

...ated and any addition to that can be a foreign concept to lot of builders. Having a heated floor is not an argument against greater insulation, it is actually...

Concept and design

How to stay on budget when building a home

...about your business and what drives you . PR - I became aware at a very young age of the global environmental challenges we face as a society. I was raised to...

Tesla Solar Roof Tiles installation just got easier
Solar photovoltaic

Tesla solar roof gains ground with target of 1000 solar roofs / week

...at. That’s one of the cheapest roofs available. So you can have a great roof with better economics than a normal fairly cheap roof and your utility bill.” Aga...

Solar thermal collectors

Product of the month: Solar water heater with overheating protection

...tosol panel has an absorptance rate of about 95%, and an emittance rate of only about 6%. That means the majority of the available heat is not just captured and...

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?

...aging contractors to help, that spray foam will also work to seal air leaks and add insulation. In the unfortunate situation of having no air barrier but a trus...

Earthship in Taos, New Mexico, shame they don't work in cold climates
Concept and design

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...a place in the history books but it should also stay there, or at least stay far away from Canada. For any design to really compete in Canada as a low-carbon ...

Solar panel installation
Solar photovoltaic

Ten questions to ask a solar panel contractor

...anually adjustable (move it twice a year for summer and winter optimal angle) and automatic trackers. Read here about how to choose between solar trackers and f...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

All about green home certification programs & rating systems for USA & Canada

...al assistance is available. Built Green (Alberta, B.C., and Ontario): Originally developed by the Alberta Home Builder’s Association, Built Green is a Canad...

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?

...an area where the natural humidity is already high, having plants such as Ginger, Asplundia, Monstera, Ficus Benjamin, Areca palm, and Bamboo palm will only mak...

Home construction
How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals

Hiring professionals or doing it yourself

...an aspect that you are really not familiar with, you can always find a subcontractor on your own to get past intimidating hurdles. To learn more about Green b...