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Multi-unit Passive House for Heiltsuk First Nation on Campbell Island,
Passive House

Multi-unit Passive House for Heiltsuk First Nation in British Columbia

...plumbing fixtures and lighting, to proceed simultaneously, reducing overall construction time. As each module was finished, it was tested for compliance with ...

Rendering of the Ecohome demonstration house
Efficient home design

Ecohome Demo House: High performance, affordable cost

...plumbing and electrical systems. Operating costs: Our engineer has estimated the annual consumption of this house to be between 12 and 15 kWh per square m...

BC Energy Step Codes - Builder Design Guide &  Requirements explained
Building codes

The new BC energy step code: builder design guide & requirements explained - Vancouver

...plumbing, electrical and ventilation openings, and how to ensure windows and doors are properly sealed . New BC Energy Step Codes - A Step in the Right Dire...

Techniques for reducing sound transmission in buildings
Insulation and soundproofing

Controlling sound transmission in buildings

...plumbing noise. Impact sound: Sound that is generated when some object strikes the structure of the building. Examples: door slamming, a hammer blow, footst...

Slab-on-grade for Ecohome's upcoming video building guide
Passive solar home design

how to build a slab-on-grade on standard soil

...Plumbing and mechanical infrastructure All plumbing infrastructure (water pipes, drains, radon stack, central vac, power conduits, etc.) was put in place next...

Prefab frost-protected shallow foundation insulated form kit
Slab on Grade

Raft slabs - How to build Insulated Frost Protected shallow foundations (FPSF) on problem soils

...plumbing, electrical conduits and radon gas evacuation tubes. Note: We would strongly recommend seeking a plumber with experience in slab-on-grade construct...

Choosing a building envelope
Wall assemblies - new construction

Choosing a building envelope - starting with the perfect wall

...plumbing and wiring through those existing openings is a lot quicker than drilling hundreds of holes, so even just financially speaking it makes sense. That g...

The Methane Midden compost water heater that surpassed its goal on kic
Plumbing and water heaters

Compost pile hot tub water heater

We found this video at Whole Systems Design , a New England based company who identify, design, and develop human habitats. In their own words from their websi...

Mobile tiny house
Tiny house

Is Tiny House living in a cold climate good or bad for the planet?

...plumbing from the equation, you'll usually have better luck getting a permit to build (or have delivered) an additional structure on a property. I have a home o...

Gas powered tankless water heaters
Plumbing and water heaters

Are tankless water heaters good?

...plumbing work. More powerful models might even require a complete revision of your electrical power infrastructure. Modern homes are generally set up with 200...

Sustainably built Prefabricated Tiny houses from FabCab
Tiny house

Tiny Houses: The FabCab prefabricated building WA

...Plumbing lines can be roughed-in for optional solar water heater to be used with the radiant floor heating system. Healthy indoor air quality: Low VOC paints ...