Ice / Guides

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

What causes ice dams and how to fix them

...ice is called 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...

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?

...Ice Dams or Ice Damming, and the surprising thing is that it's very unlikely that the roof covering itself is the problem. Frost and ice forms in attics when ...

Efficient home design

Phase change building materials - natural heat storage in buildings

...ice increases, it breaks the bonds in the lattice, causing the ice to melt. Only when the ice has completely melted will your newly-formed puddle of water beg...

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

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

...ice. This is particularly noticeable during periods of extreme cold, made worse by high indoor humidity and lower-quality windows. Winterizing your home: Co...

Resilient home construction - Kenogami House of the Year
Efficient home design

"The Most Resilient House in North America"

...ice storm that affected 5 million Canadians (17% of the country) and left more than a million without power for days or weeks and caused $2.5 billion in damages...

Resilient Homes, why they're important in dealing with Climate Change
Lifestyle and environment

Resilient Homes; Why we need to build to withstand climate change events

...ice on the Bering and Chukchi Seas, which this year disappeared weeks earlier than normal in some areas. the effects are far reaching as Ice reflects sunlight m...

Skylights can be problematic in a high performance home
Windows and doors

Are skylights an asset or a liability?

...ice dams and consequently the dreaded leak. Ice damming & frost in attics can be problematic and should be fixed as it will often cause water to back up and pos...

Epiphany 0nE Puck
Renewable energy

A 'Stirling' idea for charging your cell phone

...ice that uses a USB charger drawing 1000 mA or less, it's as simple as connecting the onE Puck to your device and setting your drink down. From their Kickstar...

Free Energy Audits, Net Zero Home Grants & Interest Free Home Renovation Loans
Grants and incentives

0% loans & Grants for Green Home Renovations & Construction - A Boost for Canadians in 2020

...ice towers. Net Zero Home builder training programs The Liberals also promise to invest $100 million in skills training for Net Zero and green home cons...

Why Building Affordable Eco Homes is Important
Efficient home design

Why building an affordable family home today means choosing to build a Green Home

...ices in design and materials is a wise choice. A better-built home lasts longer, is healthier for occupants, cheaper to operate and studies show it will have a ...

Built to ENDURE: the Net Zero Heat Kenogami House
Efficient home design

The Kenogami House: designed to ENDURE

...ices as well. Features: LED lighting Energy star appliances High performance fiberglass windows 0.5 ACH (Air changes per hour) at 50 PA Energy Rec...