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Blower Door Tests - What's the Cost & Who Does Them?
Air and vapour barriers

What is a blower door test? What's the cost? How do you find a company to do one?

...install an air barrier , airtight window installation , how to choose a weather resistant barrier (WRB) , or subscribe to our YouTube channel to see our DIY Gre...

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...

Passive home designer Harold Orr, one of the original high performance homes
Passive solar home design

The principal designer of the house that inspired the global Passivhaus movement reflects on the project that started it all.

...windows on the South side, and because of their poor Rvalue we installed shutters on the outside of the windows. The large windows on the main floor had elect...

Air and vapour barriers

Aerobarrier home and attic air-sealing spray

...installed if you are doing an exterior air barrier, or you can wait until the drywall is completely installed and mudded. Another advantage of this product is...

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...

How to Insulate Exterior Walls from the Outside US Canada Ecohome
Walls and Roofs

The easiest way to insulate walls from the exterior in older homes

...install siding so walls can dry How to install windows properly in high-performance walls Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Gre...

Repainting and refinishing brick facades
Exterior cladding

All about painting brick, is it a good idea and what paint to use?

...Windows when Renovating or How to install siding so walls can dry , visit the Green home building guide pages at Ecohome.net, North America's trusted green buil...

Ecohome's Kenogami House 'The Most Resilient Home in North America'
Concept and design

Resilient design features for new home construction

...Install drains around the exterior base of footings. Install a capillary break between the footing and foundation wall. Concrete is porous and will continue t...

Carpenter ants are a common pest and nuisance to get rid of in homes
Pest control

Removing insects and rodents from your home, safely & humanely (by preference)

...windows. Mice can be put off by certain strong smells, so if you can find what appears to be an entrance point but aren’t sure you can successfully block it, ...

Affordable Modern Prefab Eco Homes Available - The S1600
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

The S1600 - affordable modern prefab eco homes for families

...installing solar PV in Quebec where our model home is built for a couple of reasons - although if buying and installing one of these affordable prefab eco homes...

Electric Heaters - is heating with electric an eco-friendly option?
Heating with electricity

Heating with electricity

...windows, as that is where you will have your greatest heat loss. It is also important that they be installed an inch above floor levels to allow for air intake ...