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Yukon's first LEED certified home
LEED Homes

The Yukon's First LEED Certified Home

...homes closer to the street, garages set back rather than being prominent features on the front of the house, and homes needed to have front porches. These simple measures go a long way to encouraging engagement with your neighbours and creating vibrant interactive communities. This traditional looking house is mode...

How to fix noisy baseboard heaters
Heating and cooling

Fixing noisy baseboard heaters, How to stop that clicking easily !

...noisy baseboard heaters - the Definitive "How to" Guides are here on Ecohome Some of the most popular questions we get asked about noisy baseboard heaters are… What can I do to stop electric baseboard heaters making clicking and banging noises when they’re turned on? Why do baseboard heaters continue to be no...

Hydronic heating system
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

Hydronic heating

...noisy baseboard heaters can be fixed, whether electric or water heated , so don't let this irritating trait put you off them. One advantage to hydronic heating systems is the ability to convert to thermal solar in the future. Solar water heating is much less expensive than solar power generation (photovoltaic) . Ne...

Ductless mini-split air source heat pump installed in a LEED certified PH Home
Heat pumps, geothermal and AC

How heat pumps work in a LEED or Passive House high efficiency zero net energy home - video

...noisy and need fixing and we decided they wouldn't be needed. Related topics to how well heat pumps work In LEED or Passive House homes : The benefits of coupling air source and water heater heat pumps Comparing ground source (geothermal) and air source heat pumps Video green building guides on the EcoHome Yo...

Net Zero Energy homes Edmonton Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Net Zero Energy house in Edmonton, Alberta

...homes that produce as much energy throughout the year as they consume. Net Zero Energy home © Effect Home Builders Technology in the Three Belgravia Green Homes: Advanced wall systems: Different wall systems combined with various technologies are being used to demonstrate diverse methods...

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 wall or floor. All the other parts of the construction - side walls, ceilings, floors under walls - can transmit sound. Flanking sound transmission (see below),...

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 mechanical assistance to stop moisture damage and protect indoor air quality, especially true in basements where ventilation is essential to stop mold forming . Th...

Electric Heaters - is heating with electric an eco-friendly option?
Heating with electricity

Heating with electricity

...homes and when looking for heating zero energy homes , is that as the percentage of electricity generation by renewable sources increases, so does your heating system by default reduce it's carbon footprint. Electric heat sources: Heating with electricity is not defined by just noisy baseboard heaters or an electri...

A Tiny House for sale locally set me thinking, should I buy a Tiny Home?
Tiny house

ARE TINY HOUSES FOR SALE LOCALLY A GOOD CHOICE FOR A FIRST HOME?

...Homes See Architect designed prefab Tiny Houses for sale How to stay on budget when building a home Ontario clarifies building-code for permits for laneway homes & legal Tiny Houses in Toronto What are the laws in Washington State for Tiny Homes? Are shipping container Tiny homes good or b...

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 be able to make an informed decision about this type of foundation, there are several precautionary steps that must be taken and challenges to be addressed. Yo...

Choosing where to live

What makes a home livable to you?

...Homes initiative launched by Perkins+Will. The initiative surveys participants around the question ‘What makes a home livable to you?’ Developed as a publically accessible platform, livablehomes.perkinswill.com has received 140 posts from around the world. To date, most participants have been between the ages of 25 and...