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Natural gas fireplace
Heating with gas and oil

Heating with natural gas

...Gas fireplace: A gas fireplace is a relatively efficient way to heat a home and it creates a nice atmosphere, but it still means having a gas supply to the home which is proven problematic. Natural Gas is being phased out in Homes As the true ramifications of using Gas in homes has become apparent, being that a sig...

Natural Gas is being phased out - why & when?
Heating with gas and oil

Why Natural Gas is Being Phased Out of New Home Construction (and When?)

...natural gas are lower than with oil or coal, but there are other emissions to be concerned about. Burning natural gas also emits carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides (NOx), and sulfur dioxide (SO2), along with methane, another potent greenhouse gas - but more about that later. How is natural gas extracted? There are a ...

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

Mitigating radon gas in homes

...gas in homes is cheap and easy with a slab floor barrier with proper sealing at junctions and evacuation stack which can vent naturally, or have a mechanical radon gas extractor fan fitted, depending on the levels of Radon in your home. Radon (Rn) is a natural gas resulting from the decay of uranium, present everywhe...

Bullfrog clean power
Renewable energy

Bullfrog Power makes clean renewable energy available to all of us.

...Natural gas in Canada is also on a grid system of pipelines, so just like electricity, sustainably collected natural gas is injected into the system to balance your consumption. Bullfrog Power is audited annually to confirm that as much green electricity (or gas) has been injected onto the energy system as their custom...

DIY Natural Earth Pigment Paint, Making it at Home is Easy
Healthy indoor air quality

DIY recipe for natural healthy paint

...natural building or a home with natural paints or plasters, you can tell instantly. Natural earth pigment colors and textures bring an unmistakable warmth and coziness to a room – not to mention healthy air quality in your home . Every room in my conventional, drywalled home is painted with a natural clay paint that's ...

Gas powered tankless water heaters
Plumbing and water heaters

Are tankless water heaters good?

...Gas-fired systems: Gas-fired tankless water heaters may prove beneficial in the colder climates of Canada, provided certain conditions of use are respected. The energy efficiency of gas-fired models has been rated at between 78% and 85% for standard models, and at between 91% and 96% for condensing gas storage models...

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

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

...Gas exposure is, is the fact that Radon isn't an eye-watering or sneeze-inducing gas. Unlike natural gas which is also colourless, odourless and non-toxic but can go BOOM. As a safety precaution and to enable the quick detection of a leak of natural gas, a chemical that smells like rotten eggs is added tonatural gas to...

Why Electric Heating Systems are Best for Sustainable Homes
Heating with electricity

Heating with Electricity - The Best Choice for High Efficiency & Zero Energy Homes?

...gas furnace may last anywhere from 15 to 30 years, but the average life expectancy is 20 years. Also, choosing to add gas to a home means adding additional energy infrastructure, and with that comes additional cost. The question then turns to the fuel source. What will it cost to heat with natural gas in the future? ...

MDF Formaldehyde Free Alternatives - Made from Rice Stalks
Healthy indoor air quality

The formaldehyde-free MDF non-toxic alternative made of natural rice-stalks

...natural building products such as : Hemp insulation Natural Earth Paints Non-toxic natural finishing oil for wood that protect indoor air quality And to see more guide page in the EcoHome Green Building Guides for Sustainable Buildings

Natural Building Insulation Made of Grass - Eco-friendly, Green
Insulation and soundproofing

Non-toxic natural building insulation made of grass

...natural insulation batts made from meadow grass fibers, has many of the same properties as our other favorite natural insulation products, which we will discuss below. Gramitherm Natural Grass Insulation Batts and Rigid Boards Carbon capture & storage with building materials Where most building materials have...

LEED Homes

The 19 LEED for Homes Prerequisites

...natural gas) must be either closed combustion, have power-vented exhaust, be detached from the building, or located in an open air facility. 4.1 Basic outdoor air ventilation: Homes must include a professionally approved passive or mechanical ventilation system. 5.1 Basic local exhaust: Ensure proper venting ...