Mould in homes / Guides

Non-toxic building materials can improve home air quality
Healthy indoor air quality

Maintaining healthy indoor air quality

...in homes is a bad sign so how to get rid of it or prevent mold in drywall? Mold and mildew in homes develops in conditions of high humidity , most often in ba...

Net Zero Energy home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Net Zero Energy house in Edmonton, Alberta

...insulation value. Windows: Triple pane windows containing two coats of low e film, argon gas filled glazing with insulating spacers between panes. ...

Condensation on windows leads to mold & mildew in homes, ERV & HRV systems help
Ventilation

Ventilation & air exchangers

...ing the energy contained in normally fan extracted stale or humid air from homes and using it to treat (precondition) the incoming outdoor fresh air in resident...

Hemp fibreboard and Hemp insulation - the Green Building choice
Wood and organic materials

Hemp building supplies

...inetry. Why choose hemp building materials? The growing and harvesting of hemp is a far more sustainable process than harvesting wood for use as building pr...

Passive House certification - PHI or PHIUS? The Spring House Passive House
Passive House

Everything you need to know about Passive House certification

...inary and pioneering Conservation House in Northwest Regina was it was one of the first buildings in the world to combine airtightness , super insulation for ho...

Air and vapour barriers

Aerobarrier home and attic air-sealing spray

...in homes and attic rooms. A proper air barrier reduces heat loss in winter, overheating in summer, and prevents moisture build up in walls which can lead to mou...

Passive House in Quebec
Passive House

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

...inger at the dining table playing a board game, something we’d never do in our old house, mostly because that space was drafty and uninspiring. In the end, the ...

Real estate

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

...ing an inspection by a hired professional. Read more about downsizing homes , evaluating ahome before buying , finding the right neighbourhood ,and everything...

Ecohome's Kenogami House 'The Most Resilient Home in North America'
Concept and design

Resilient design features for new home construction

...Incorporating thermal mass into the building envelope will help regulate interior temperatures by absorbing and releasing heat. In winter, thermal mass will a...

Shou sugi ban carbonized wood siding
Exterior cladding

Shou sugi ban carbonized wood siding from Japan, what is it & how to make it?

...ins and oils do not adhere to it as well after processing. How to make shou sugi ban wood siding: In order to obtain a consistent-looking final finish you n...

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

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

...insulated in a similar manner (Fugler, 2002) and from other researchers in the United States, notably in Minnesota (Ellringer, 2002). Continued use of these app...