Reducing home noise / Guides

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

Ventilation & air exchangers

...noise reduction. For more articles on high efficiency home ventilation systems for Passive House & LEED certified Homes, see here from the EcoHome Green Build...

Problem areas of air leakage in a home and blower door test being cond
Air and vapour barriers

Airtight Construction of Homes is Essential: "Your house sucks." "Oh yeah? your house blows!"

...reducing interior temperatures as excessive heat in a home denotes poor building design and performance. Negative air pressure in a home in summer will draw w...

Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

A Toronto Off-grid home 20 years later; how did it fare?

...noise and air pollution in a neighbourhood where each of a thousand homes runs a gasoline generator to provide ┬╝ of their required power. Resilient home desig...

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

Heating with electricity

...home. Heat loss can occur through ducts in spaces that you don't intend to heat, further reducing overall efficiency. Electric furnaces will also require regu...

Installing soundproofing batts in interior partition walls
Insulation and soundproofing

Soundproofing interior walls-video

The key to building smaller homes which don't sacrifice quality of life is ensuring that they are designed to make the best use of their space no matter how ...

Understanding sound transmission in homes
Insulation and soundproofing

Understanding sound transmission in buildings

...home. The amount of noise you hear in your home depends on the amount of noise your neighbour makes, the sound-transmitting properties of the building, and th...

Techniques for reducing sound transmission in buildings
Insulation and soundproofing

Controlling sound transmission in buildings

...noise from the neighbour, the sound attenuation between the homes, the background noise in the homes, and the sensitivity of the occupants. Are there any obvi...