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Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Removing radon gas from well water

...mitigation stack that can be activated in the event that the finished house has high levels. Some level of radon gas is present everywhere, and it is impossible to ascertain if a house will have high levels before construction as it requires the buildup of gas in a sealed home to show a reading. There are radon hot s...

Insulating crawlspaces as part of home renovation
Crawl spaces

How to insulate crawlspaces properly as part of renovating an older home

...mitigation in crawlspaces . Fixing a dirt floor crawlspace: All too often a crawlspace will have nothing but a dirt floor, and probably some un-insulated walls. The result of that is an unending source of humidity as moisture in the ground evaporates into the air and can condense on cold walls and joists where mold...

Ontario climate change action plan
Grants and incentives

Ontario announces ambitious climate change action plan to reduce emissions

...Mitigation and Low-Carbon Economy Act, money raised from Ontario's cap and trade program will be deposited into a new Greenhouse Gas Reduction Account. The account will invest every dollar in green projects and initiatives that reduce emissions." The Ontario Government will for sure take some hits from the right as a...

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

Vapour / radon barriers below slab floors

How to Install a Radon Barrier - Slab Floors If in the kind of area where it's a good idea to install a vapor barrier against radon ingress, (check out the Radon 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 ...

Finished basements can lead to mold and mildew
Healthy indoor air quality

Why are basements moldy? How to fix or Prevent a Moldy Basement

...Mitigation , this will also act as a radon gas barrier to protect indoor air quality, and it will satisfy building inspectors who are not accustomed to seeing a wall without a vapour barrier and may not allow you to continue. Radon gas prevention and remedial insulation in basements © Ecohome Note: the above di...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

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

...mitigation strategies fall short of their targets, so steps like this that make targets more achievable are always encouraging. Specifically, in this case we are referring to the Architecture 2030 standard that was adopted in 2007, which targets a 50% reduction in energy consumption from 2005 levels, with the end goa...