Natural ventilation / Guides

How to Choose between an HRV and ERV system
HRV and ERV

Choosing between an HRV and an ERV

...ventilation, whether natural or mechanical with an ERV or HRV system. Buildings and houses are no longer constructed leaking heat and moist air the way they use...

Hawaii Preparatory Academy Energy Laboratory
Living Building Challenge

What is the Living Building Challenge?

...Natural shapes and forms Natural patterns and processes Light and space Place-based relationships Evolved human-nature relationships Materials -5 Im...

Skygarden House home renovation in Toronto, Canadian Green Building winner
Real estate

This beautiful Renovation in Toronto is a Canadian Green Building Award Winner

...natural ventilation, passive cooling, daylighting, and solar gain were maximized. These were integrated with efficient active systems, such as in-floor radiant ...

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

Ventilation & air exchangers

...ventilation systems to remove moisture and provide sufficient fresh air for occupants. Ventilation systems- What is an HRV? Mechanical ventilation systems a...

Beautiful LEED home in Mulmur, Ontario.
LEED Homes

A beautiful lakeside LEED Platinum home

...natural slope. Extensive 14-ft high glazing offers expansive views of the landscape and access to a full-length deck. Bedrooms are located on opposite ends of t...

Mixed interior room lighting
Lighting

Home lighting design

...naturally lit environments are healthier, happier and more productive. Natural light can make a long winter much more bearable, but whatever the season, well-pl...

The LEED Platinum infill house in Toronto
Real estate

Farnham Avenue House

...ventilation and natural daylight shafts, dynamic cross ventilation, passive solar shading, and super insulation. Other features have been around for a long time...

The LEED Platinum Beachaus II from Inhaus Development Ltd.
LEED Homes

LEED Platinum Home in British Columbia

...naturally lit living spaces. Following in the footsteps of the Beachaus I project, Beachaus II from Inhaus Developments has again proven that luxury living an...

Healthy indoor air quality

The impact of ambient fragrances on our health

...natural ambient fragrance products? Yes, but they are not very common. 85% of products called "natural" or "fragrance-free" also emit phthalates, a well known...

Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US
Concept and design

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of buying a new home?

...natural wood planks Formica, laminate Clean indoor air quality and ventilation Both the EPA & Health Canada recommend healthy Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) for...

Earthship in Taos, New Mexico, shame they don't work in cold climates
Concept and design

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...ventilation through what they call earthtubes, and ventilation openings in the roof. In the Earthship Seminar 2009 video, Reynolds speaks of 'ventilation with...

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