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Solar Radiant Heated Floor Slab Kit
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

Solar heated radiant floor with radiant heated hot water for a site with problem soil - expansive clay

...floor. Passive Solar air-heated radiant floor slab on grade forming kit © Ecohome Solar air heating panels are a growing trend in green building online ...

Air-heated radiant concrete floor
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

Air-heated radiant floors

...floor heating © Ecohome How to make air-heated floors work: Since the first forced-air heating systems were introduced into homes, there have been a...

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

DIY radiant floor installation

...heating the air in my house". Read more here about the importance of balancing insulation for energy efficiency. Heating a floor increases the temperature dif...

Solar panels power the Kenogami House in Saguenay, Quebec
Renewable energy

The Kenogami House: Energy systems at the cutting edge of innovation

...heating, in the form of in-floor radiant heat . Radiant floor tubing in Alain Hamel's Kenogami House © Ecohome Radiant floor heat: While the radiant f...

Marmoleum is a non-toxic eco choice for flooring
Flooring and stairs

Marmoleum: a healthy and durable flooring option.

...floor covering in the world. Today’s marmoleum is made from a manufacturing process little changed since the invention of linoleum in 1860 in England. The mat...

Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US
Concept and design

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of buying a new home?

...ing the materials in a kit home for a healthy interior air quality, we also need to maintain that quality by bringing in and conditioning the interior air in ho...

Heating an off-grid home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

OFF GRID LIVING BLOG, PART 4: Off-grid heating systems - lessons learned from our off grid home

...ing the problems for the future. What we installed initially Radiant floor boiler © Craig Anderson We installed a hydronic heating s...

Passive Solar Home design at it's best - Kenogami House - EcoHome
Passive solar home design

Ecohome Kenogami House wins Home of the Year Award

...heating system turned off for a 10 day stretch in February, yet maintained indoor temperatures in the mid 20s (°C) and dropped only to 20.4 °C after consecutive...

Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Removing radon gas from well water

...ination © CBC Testing for radon in the air usually involves a sensor that needs to be left in place for several months; or putting an electronic teste...

Prefab frost-protected shallow foundation insulated form kit
Slab on Grade

Raft slabs - How to build Insulated Frost Protected shallow foundations (FPSF) on problem soils

...insulation forms, interior floor insulation and reinforcement mesh as per engineering specifications. If you are installing in-floor radiant heating, be sure ...

Concrete floors and timber frame as thermal mass
Efficient home design

The pros and cons of thermal mass in buildings

...increase comfort or reduce the need for heating and cooling. Heat security: Having significant thermal mass in your home can be a big advantage in winter in t...