Paint as insulation / Guides

An attic with 'insulating paint' which doesn't insulate
Insulation and soundproofing

Does 'insulating paint' work?

...as well and NASA was not involved in any way with paint products in the residential housing market. image via Insuladd Suppliers will also drop a bunc...

Exterior damp proofing and drainage mat to protect basements from wate
Insulation and soundproofing

Best practices for basement insulation in new home construction

...asily address thermal bridging issues at the tops of walls, as well as the junction between footings and foundation walls. As there is little consensus on bas...

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

Non-toxic natural building insulation made of grass

...insulation materials such as hemp insulation, cellulose, wood fiber and grass insulation help us meet emission targets because they act as carbon storage. We ar...

Interior solid pine door
Doors and trim

Interior finishing

...ask because older painted doors will almost certainly contain lead paint. You can often find them on used material websites, as well as at reclaimed material bu...

Finished basements can lead to mold and mildew
Healthy indoor air quality

Why are basements moldy? How to fix or Prevent a Moldy Basement

...as seen below), as long as it is behind the stud wall, not in front. Specified correctly for basement Radon Mitigation , this will also act as a radon gas barri...

Better Basement Design on basement walls prevents mold and midlew
Healthy indoor air quality

Basement renovations: How to prevent mold when finishing basements

...as seen below), as long as it is behind the stud wall, not in front. Specified correctly for basement Radon Mitigation , this will also act as a radon gas barri...

Off grid, passively heated and cooled house in the Gatineau Hills, Que
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off grid and passively heated, this house in Low, Quebec is aiming for LEED certification

...asic principles of passive heating and cooling - invest in really good windows, face as many of them south as you can to gain heat, and install heavy duty insul...

Non-toxic building materials can improve home air quality
Healthy indoor air quality

Maintaining healthy indoor air quality

...as walls cannot dry to the outside. Please see our pages on how to prevent mold in basements guide and basement insulation guide guide to further understand thi...

Correctly installed Triple pane south facing windows on Ecohome's Demo House
Windows and doors

Installing doors & windows for the best performance in high efficiency homes, LEED & Passive House

...as well as a straight-forward downpour, in addition to being as Eco-Friendly as possible in the process. Preventing Water Leaks from Windows & Doors One thi...

Resilient Homes, why they're important in dealing with Climate Change
Lifestyle and environment

Resilient Homes; Why we need to build to withstand climate change events

...aska, that above-average trend has extended for 105 days and counting. Fact: As the nation’s fastest-warming state, according to the Fourth National Climate A...

Vapor retarder latex primer instead of polyethylene sheet
Air and vapour barriers

Replacing polyethylene vapour barriers with latex paint vapor control

...insulation. In both cases, the vapour barrier is tasked with preventing warm, humid air from shedding its moisture as it meets a cool surface, no matter which...