Maps / Guides

Why Radon maps by state or province shouldn't replace testing

Radon Levels by State & Province - Why a Radon Test is Essential

...maps - levels by State or Province Radon maps show where the risk of radon contamination in homes is the highest, But finding the local risk level on a radon map is not a clear indication of safe or dangerous levels of radon gas in a home. For example, below are official maps of the high-risk radon gas areas in the U...

Radon and vapour barrier below slab on grade floor
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Vapour / radon barriers below slab floors

...maps by state and province page to find out here) we can't stress enough how important it is to test for radon, or better still to continually monitor for high radon levels. It's so important for health, and it's so easy to miss a small detail during construction that lets radon into your basement or home, it's reassur...

Real estate

Evaluating a home before purchase: how to recognize value and potential problems

...maps to estimate how much time you will spend in a car every day. If you're a cyclist: Check maps for bike lanes, bike paths and general safety of your route. If you're a bus commuter: If you're a regular bus commuter you're probably pretty well-versed at checking routes and times already, so see what the future ho...

Building Climate Zones USA & Canada Maps Help with Specification of Homes
Planning and Design

Climate Zones in USA & Canada for Building Homes

...maps are different than on others, and they can also indicate fairly abrupt changes from one climate to the other. Since that obviously isn’t how climates and weather patterns behave, if you fall anywhere near a climate zone boundary where it changes from one to another, have a look at a few different climate zone maps...

Radon Mitigation - Installing a radon evacuation stack in a slab floor
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Mitigating radon gas in homes

...Maps by State in the US and province in Canada to decide whether to test their homes for radon, official advice is actually to test first then ask questions later. We have seen homes built side by side, and built the same way, which tested dramatically differently for radon gas in their basements. Carbon Monoxide in ho...

Tiny Houses encouraged Washington State for Affordable Housing WA
Tiny house

Tiny Houses - Washington State promotes tiny homes & Eco-villages for Affordable Housing in WA

...maps and comprehensive plans to determine where tiny house communities & villages could be located in WA. Identifying & removing existing barriers to tiny houses in code (e.g., minimum size requirements for permanent residences). Amending existing site plan regulations to include provision for tiny houses and tiny ...

Free Energy Audits, Net Zero Home Grants & Interest Free Home Renovation Loans
Grants and incentives

0% loans & Grants for Green Home Renovations & Construction - A Boost for Canadians in 2020

...maps for all the provinces and territories. Create an action plan to help homeowners in high-risk areas of repeat flooding, including potential relocation. What renovations add value to a home? A Home Energy Audit will identify the improvements needed to best reduce your heating bills, so now it's time to get t...

Future proof your home by preparing and building to for climate change
Planning and Design

Homes built for Climate Disruptions: A Primer for Home Owners and Buyers

...maps for your region and look at your house’s orientation. Can you design your windows to maximize natural ventilation, maybe by choosing casement windows that open to catch the wind ? Build a home now to withstand climate change Above are just a few of the many structural elements that the average home owner, buye...