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Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

All about green home certification programs & rating systems for USA & Canada

...roof, insulation, indeed every element of the house construction to ensure the biggest investment you're ever going to make is built to perform well and withstand the ravages of time... and if that sounds complicated, seek out a builder that already looked into all that for you and who builds better homes with a Green ...

Net Zero Energy Home ZNE in Edmonton Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Award winning Net Zero Energy house in Edmonton Alberta Leads the Way

...insulation, airtight construction techniques , highly efficient mechanical systems and photovoltaic power generation . These systems and design features work together to achieve an EnerGuide rating of 100. The home also boasts a Walk Score of 56 and a transit score of 58. Strategic decisions: ...

Condensation on windows in our homes - why is it there? - how to stop it?
Walls and Roofs

Condensation on windows is a pain but is it a problem & how to stop it?

...roof or floor cavity of a home. When that moisture laden air reaches a layer inside the interstitial structure (or simply put, wall or roof cavity), that is at dew point temperature, it will condense into liquid water which then soaks into timber, insulation and drywall. This is often a problem with flat and cathedral ...

Decentralized Energy Generation for LEED, Passive House & Green Homes
Renewable energy

Which is the Best Type of Home Energy Generation for Green Homes?

Home Energy Generation, which option is best? How the electrical grid is fed near you will be a huge factor in determining the carbon footprint of your home, with or without your own renewable power generation such as having solar panels on your roof . If you live near a windfarm, that's where most of your power com...

Mobile tiny house
Tiny house

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

...insulation. Being a mobile home they are exempt from the performance requirements of building codes, so on a per square foot basis your heating costs could be among the highest. A high-performance stationary house many times the size could easily be built to require less heat than a mobile tiny house. And in a perfec...

Installing Siding Correctly
Exterior cladding

How to install siding

...Insulation for a Home? Why Roofs Need to be Ventilated and How to Ventilate a Roof Properly Find more about green home construction in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages - also, learn more about the benefits of a free Ecohome Network Membership here .

Why basements flood and how to prevent that with a sump pump
Basements improvements

Why Basements Flood & How to Prevent Flooded Basements

...roof membranes and interior walls that can dry . All of these solutions can be applied when doing a full basement renovation that includes excavating to apply foundation waterproofing and insulation (see our pages on how to renovate basements so they don’t turn moldy and best practices for insulating new basements in c...

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?

...roof over the heads of the homeless – which may in part be why some of my friends consider them as having a bit of an image problem. Some people even opt to design and build their own Tiny Homes – leading to some very whacky creations! This is when the first tiny red flag started waving in my mind. Whacky Tiny Hous...