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

Do Earthships work in cold climates? spaces for home durability and the health risks mentioned above, in which case you would be choosing food production over passive heat gain in living spa...

Backyard solar panels
Grants and incentives

The Ontario MicroFIT program

...rooftop solar” it must be built on an existing permanent building, complete with four walls, a roof and a permanent foundation. Individuals may only submit on...

How to Choose between an HRV and ERV system

Choosing between an HRV and an ERV area =12.75 m³/h per occupant + 5.5 m³/h per 10 m² of living area cfm - Cubic Feet per Minute Q - The air supply rate This equation assumes t...

Wood pellet stoves that don't need electric ideal for off grid operation
Wood stove and biomass heat

These wood pellet stoves for off-grid heating don't need electric to operate

...roof with people wanting heat security at home, particularly the people who may have lived in a school gymnasium or with their in-laws for those two gruelling w...

Real estate

Downsizing your home: buying tips for seniors

...roof repair destroying your budget. And if you’re selling a mortgage-free home but haven't saved enough for retirement, renting allows you to invest your home e...

Condensation on windows in our homes - why is it there? - how to stop it?
Walls and Roofs

Condensation on windows is a pain but is it a problem & how to stop it?

...roof or floor cavity of a home. When that moisture laden air reaches a layer inside the interstitial structure (or simply put, wall or roof cavity), that is at ...

Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

A Toronto Off-grid home 20 years later; how did it fare? in it. The ‘Toronto Healthy House’ design concept As a semi-detached, three-bedroom, 1700 square foot home, in size this is nothing out of the ordina...

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?

...roofing Chosen High-Performance Cladding & Roofing Materials Brands : Maxi Forest, white cedar coating Ideal roof, metal cladding Maçonnex, metal coat...

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

Removing radon gas from basements and crawlspaces floors. The dangers from radon gas are from long-term exposure, so as long as you don’t use your basement as living space, going down to put on a load of...

Concept and design

How to stay on budget when building a home

...roof. This led to the birth of our current company, Belvedair. My training in administration now serves me more than ever, and one of our greatest strengths a...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

Find out what's trending in 2020 for Green Home Construction

...roof financing starting in 2019 makes generating renewable energy more affordable, and in some cases even profitable. Tesla solar roof tiles are now in V3 a...