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LEED Platinum Prefab Home Kits
LEED Homes

LEED Platinum Pre-fab Homes

...Passive House & LEED ready Kit Homes available in Quebec, Ontario, New York, Vermont, Maine or New Hampshire see here © SeeVirtual ...

How radiant floors work
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

How to design for thermal comfort in a home

...house are much the same as those of a truly comfortable house - high R-value building envelope, no thermal bridging, sealed against air leaks, triple-paned wind...

LEED Platinum home certification FAQ
LEED Homes

LEED Certification for Homes - Frequently Asked Questions

...Passive House and LEED certification ready . Can a renovation project be LEED certified? Renovations are eligible, as long as it involves a renovation of th...

Blower Door Tests - What's the Cost & Who Does Them?
Air and vapour barriers

What is a blower door test? What's the cost? How do you find a company to do one?

...Passive House air leakage rate has to be 0.6ACH or lower , which is several times more airtight than the average home and that is partly why a Passive House con...

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

Ventilation & air exchangers

...Passive House & LEED certified Homes, see here from the EcoHome Green Building Guides

Skylights can be problematic in a high performance home
Windows and doors

Are skylights an asset or a liability?

...windows & doors Correctly in LEED & Passive House, see here from the EcoHome Green Building Guides , north America's favourite sustainable construction tips web...

Crawlspace radon barrier installation for radon mitigation
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Removing radon gas from basements and crawlspaces

...house and forget about it for a few months; then send it to the lab to learn the results. Testing is better done in winter when windows are closed to get an acc...

How to Insulate Exterior Walls from the Outside US Canada Ecohome
Walls and Roofs

The easiest way to insulate walls from the exterior in older homes

...houses, townhouses, and tenements that were built over a hundred years ago from brick and stone - neither of which are known for their outstanding insulating pr...

Free Energy Audits, Net Zero Home Grants & Interest Free Home Renovation Loans
Grants and incentives

0% loans & Grants for Green Home Renovations & Construction - A Boost for Canadians in 2020

...Passive House Certified homes would be a plus, but they may not always be easy to find. And be sure to get more than one quote, and don’t always go with the che...

Ecohome's Kenogami House 'The Most Resilient Home in North America'
Concept and design

Resilient design features for new home construction

...House built in the 1970s that inspired the original German Passivhaus / Passive House trend. Those were his words when asked to reflect on the home design he wa...

The LEED rating system
LEED Homes

The LEED rating system

...house compared to the amount of bedrooms. To encourage increased housing density, homes with more bedrooms per total square foot have lower certification point ...