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Passive House in Quebec
Passive House

The Passive-Aggressive House - Our History of a Passivhaus Build

...insulating materials around – still the fear of doing something “different” resurfaced in remembering Chantelle. So I began to empathize with builders who had an aversion to new techniques. Mistakes can happen in any project, but the risks increase when the depth of experience is shallow. And Passive Houses are certain...

How to fix noisy baseboard heaters
Heating and cooling

Fixing noisy baseboard heaters, How to stop that clicking easily !, and are controlled by thermostats within the room where they are located. If homes are older, the insulation isn’t too great and the air permeability is high, then these types of heaters are probably not a great choice for home heating – depending of course on the cost of electric, gas or heating fuel. In cold...

Earthship in Taos, New Mexico, shame they don't work in cold climates
Concept and design

Do Earthships work in cold climates? bottles, are used to build interior walls. Earthships (by their own definition, at least) are passively-heated from the sun and thermal mass; the north side is buried underground, though buildings in colder climates seem to include wood stoves. Power is generated onsite by photovoltaic solar panels and wind, ...