Natural ventilation / Guides

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...

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...

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...

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...

UBC's Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability
LEED Homes

UBC Lab Exceeds LEED Platinum becoming one of North America's greenest buildings

...Natural lighting: CIRS’ U-shape design maximizes natural daylight and fresh air for inhabitants, who control their environment (light levels, temperature) with ...

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 ...

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...

LEED Homes

The 19 LEED for Homes Prerequisites

...ventilation: Homes must include a professionally approved passive or mechanical ventilation system. 5.1 Basic local exhaust: Ensure proper venting of bath...

The importance of Cleaning HRV intakes
HRV and ERV

How to keep your HRV clean and operating efficiently

...natural stack effect of warm air rising means that air from the basement will find its way to the upper floors. Three weeks ago I had a new HRV system install...

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...

Problem areas of air leakage in a home and blower door test being cond
Air and vapour barriers

Airtight Construction of Homes is Essential: "Your house sucks." "Oh yeah? your house blows!"

...ventilation, and how to choose All About balanced ventilation with Heat Recovery Ventilation (HRV) or Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV) systems Air ...