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Understanding sound transmission in homes
Insulation and soundproofing

Understanding sound transmission in buildings

Before embarking on any structural changes, it is most important to understand that the sound isolation between two homes is not determined only by the common ...

Slab-on-grade construction technical guide
Slab on Grade

Slab-on-grade technical guide

...Homes & LEED certified homes. Slab on Grade Foundation © Yanni Milon for Ecohome Sacrifices, challenges and solutions: In order to b...

Choosing where to live

What makes a home livable to you?

...noisy and busy world we live in is truly livable. Vancouver bike lanes © Paul Krueger In Vancouver, residential development and multi-family towers have...

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

Choosing between an HRV and an ERV

All homes need ventilation, whether natural or mechanical with an ERV or HRV system. Buildings and houses are no longer constructed leaking heat and moist air ...

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

Ventilation & air exchangers

...homes, and condensation on windows was common place and hard to stop . This led to a build up of mould and mildew in homes. Modern day airtight homes need mecha...