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Naugler House: the most energy efficient Passive House design in New Brunswick
Efficient home design

New Brunswick's most energy efficient home is Passive House designed

...Windows : Internorm ThermoPassiv sourced through Northwin Windows Thermolec 2kw Thermo Air resistance heater unit Zehnder Comfoair 200 HRV Naugler House...

High efficiency wood stoves
Wood stove and biomass heat

Heating with wood and biomass fuel

...windows, or have to burn it at lower temperatures, creating creosote and more emissions. For a guide on choosing the best woodburning stoves and fireplaces, see...

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

Removing radon gas from basements and crawlspaces

...installing a radon barrier is to ventilate your work area. Open windows, put in a temporary low level inlet that goes outside at least 5 feet away from the wind...

Energy modeling simulation of heat loss through thermal bridging
Efficient home design

What is a thermal bridge and why is it so important to break it?

...Installing R19 batts of insulation with R5 wood studs on either side results in a wall that performs closer to R13 or even lower, depending on the amount of stu...

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

Basement renovations: How to prevent mold when finishing basements

...installing them is the worst thing you could possibly do down there. Basement renovations demonstrating mold growth in internal stud wall © Ecohome Abov...

Choosing a building envelope
Wall assemblies - new construction

Choosing a building envelope - starting with the perfect wall

...installing insulation batts, you can easily have small gaps. It takes as little as 1/8th of an inch space between batts and studs to start an air convection and...

Passive House certification - PHI or PHIUS? The Spring House Passive House
Passive House

Everything you need to know about Passive House certification

...windows. The goal is to optimize solar heat at key moments of the day while avoiding the building becoming a furnace once the setting sun reaches deep into the ...

Air and vapour barriers

Aerobarrier home and attic air-sealing spray

...windows, plumbing and electrical penetrations. This is an easy way to plug holes in your air barrier that you can’t possibly see - from as small as a human hair...

How to Choose between an HRV and ERV system
HRV and ERV

Choosing between an HRV and an ERV

...installing either HRV or ERV Ventilation Exchanger Systems . The key questions are: How much fresh air is enough? How much fresh air comes in throug...

Building a Passive House that's LEED Certified too - an Owner's Tale
Passive House

An owner/builder's account of building a Passive House

...windows . Achieving airtightness requires the use of some fairly high-tech materials but the result is a house that uses next to no energy. Passive House fr...

Mobile tiny house
Tiny house

Definitely an inspiring housing trend but tiny houses may be a bad idea in some cases.

...windows and a door; but instead of those costs being spread over 1,000 or more square feet, they may be spread over only 100 square feet. So, relative to the ...

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