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Living green roof installation on the Edelwiess house
Roof coverings

DIY green roof installation video

...roofing in North America is asphalt shingles, and because of their poor durability they may spend only 15 or 20 years on your roof before heading to a landfill....

Metal roof with solar panels
Roof coverings

How to choose roofing materials

...roofing material for a single installation, but its short lifespan will make it the most expensive choice over the life of a home. 2. Metal roofs: Metal r...

Passive Solar Index Home - super high efficiency
Passive solar home design

Passive Solar Index Home Case Study

...roofing Sloped section: 2 inches of Isofoil (R11) Fiberglass batts between roof trusses (R80) Windows Triple-paned Filled with Argon gas L...

R values and insulation performance
Efficient home design

Understanding thermal performance

First published in ecoHouse Canada The thermal performance of wall assemblies and insulation products has long been characterized using R-value, a metric whi...

Tesla Solar Roof shingles
Solar photovoltaic

The Tesla Solar Roof: we love the hype, but we'd like to see some actual facts.

...roofing system like this (if in fact it is one) could potentially create a spike in the private micro-power generation market and take the burden off government...

Photovoltaic solar panels
Renewable energy

Solar heating and energy generation

...roofing materials. By replacing sheeting and roof coverings, this potentially offers a net savings on roofing with new home construction before you even plug ...

Ice dam
Roof assemblies - renovation

What causes ice dams and how to fix them

...roofing materials are exposed to the sun they warm up and melt the surrounding snow. What causes ice dams? Ice dam protection and ...

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

...roofing Chosen High-Performance Cladding & Roofing Materials Brands : Maxi Forest, white cedar coating Ideal roof, metal cladding Maçonnex, metal coat...

Built to ENDURE: the Net Zero Heat Kenogami House
Efficient home design

The Kenogami House: designed to ENDURE

...roofing Stone cladding at the base of exterior walls to prevent moisture damage Envelope design eliminating interstitial condensation Polished concrete fl...

Commercial Living green roof on the Helen Schuler Nature centre
Roof coverings

Living green roofs: the secrets to success

...roofing is asphalt shingles, and because of their poor durability they may spend only 15 or 20 years on your roof before heading to a landfill. A properly insta...

Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US
Concept and design

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of buying a new home?

...roofing Chosen High-Performance Cladding & Roofing Materials Brands : Maxi Forest, white cedar coating Ideal roof, metal cladding Maçonnex, metal coat...

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