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Condensation on windows leads to mold & mildew in homes, ERV & HRV systems help
Ventilation

Ventilation & air exchangers

...windows was common place. This led to a build up of mould and mildew in homes. Modern day airtight homes need mechanical assistance to stop moisture damage and ...

ProductiveHouse in Montreal
Choosing where to live

Green living in the city

...windows and doors , replacing old inefficient doors and windows, install electronic thermostats and dimmer switches, install water-reducing and dual flush toile...

The difference between air barriers and vapour barriers
Air and vapour barriers

The Difference between air barriers and vapour barriers

...installed, it will be cut, stapled and taped, then have nails and screws put through it to install strapping and drywall, along with breaches due to electrical ...

Efficient green home design choices
Concept and design

Efficient home design, or how to design a home to use less energy

...windows facing south ( passive solar ) may have its heating requirements reduced by as much as 25% for virtually no cost. It is important that it be properly-de...

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

Basement renovations: How to prevent mold when finishing basements

...installer) is that there is a great temptation for installation contractors to tinker with the chemical mix a bit, giving it more volume with less material, whi...

High efficiency wood stoves
Wood stove and biomass heat

Heating with wood and biomass fuel

...installed poorly, installation is best left to professionals. Chimney installation will be extra, so expect to pay at least $1500; more if the exhaust has to ...

Solariums in cold climates won't heat homes unless carefully designed and built
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

Solariums in cold climates won't heat your home

...windows. "We had a sofa leaning against the glass wall in the middle of the solarium, and when sitting there in winter it often felt like there was a window ope...

Finished basements can lead to mold and mildew
Healthy indoor air quality

Why are basements moldy? How to fix or Prevent a Moldy Basement

...installer) is that there is a great temptation for installation contractors to tinker with the chemical mix a bit, giving it more volume with less material, whi...

Renovate, Remodel or Rebuild? How to choose which is Best for Homes
Wall assemblies - renovation

Should I be renovating my home or tearing down it down & rebuilding?

...windows when renovating a home: Windows will likely need replacing if you are considering a rebuild or tear-down of your home . They don’t last forever, and i...

Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Removing radon gas from well water

...installation of at least a soil-gas membrane and the rough-in of a radon mitigation stack that can be activated in the event that the finished house has high le...

Crawlspace radon barrier installation for radon mitigation
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Removing radon gas from basements and crawlspaces

...install radon mitigation in a crawlspace or basement because your radon levels are above recommended levels, then the first step to starting the work and instal...

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