Moisture / Guides

Hemp insulation products for USA & Canada rolling off the production line
Insulation and soundproofing

Hemp insulation in Canada & USA - insulating naturally is an Eco-friendly alternative

...moisture contained in the structural material at the time of construction, but also of the building envelope in the event of any moisture or water infiltration ...

Suzlon's LEED Platinum wind power living laboratory in India
Lifestyle and environment

Green Building is accelerating around the world

...moisture protection with at least 60 percent of the report’s survey respondents stating that they had installed or specified products in these categories in 201...

Metal roof with solar panels
Roof coverings

How to choose roofing materials

...moisture, rot and wind, very low embodied energy. They make for a beautiful, authentic and natural looking roof. As it is a completely natural material, it can ...

Air-heated radiant concrete floor
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

Air-heated radiant floors

...moisture. This led to corrosion and blockages, so even systems that worked at first were at risk of a short functional lifespan. Corroded duct ©...

Slab on grade or a foundation and basement?
Foundation choices

Choosing between a slab-on-grade or a foundation and basement

...moisture infiltration and it’s always best to insulate the outside of your foundation rather than the inside. By doing so, you greatly reduce your risk of int...

Pre-fabricated straw bale SIPS panels, an environmental choice
Wall assemblies - new construction

Modern straw bale SIPS construction: high performance, durable, affordable & interesting

...moisture meters inside walls dating back 15 years, so his confidence in this as a building technique comes from technically monitoring their durability over a 1...

Air barriers are essential to a properly functioning wall system
Air and vapour barriers

What is an air barrier?

...moisture goes through a small hole, and how comparitively little would go through drywall if you didn't even install a vapor barrier. This should indicate where...

How to choose Triple pane, high performance windows
Windows and doors

The best tips for buying windows

...moisture that finds its way in. To see more info about installing windows and doors correctly, especially in Passive House and LEED homes, click here . From t...

Passive Solar Home design at it's best - Kenogami House - EcoHome
Passive solar home design

Ecohome Kenogami House wins Home of the Year Award

...moisture from interior exhaust air before it is ejected. This helps keep indoor humidity at more comfortable levels, along with retaining the added heat energy ...

Choosing a building envelope
Wall assemblies - new construction

Choosing a building envelope - starting with the perfect wall

...moisture control barrier should slow diffusion of moisture through walls in either direction without preventing them from properly drying. Some materials with...

All About Hemp Wood Flooring, How it's Made, Where to Buy?
Flooring and stairs

Natural non-toxic hemp flooring by HempWood & Tennessee Wood Flooring

...moisture from the ground and any residual moisture in a new concrete floor that hasn't been left to cure long enough can cause adhesives to fail. There is also ...