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Balanced insulation levels in a green home
Efficient home design

Insulation in Green Home Building, a balanced approach to putting it where it does the most good

...floor above, or it will rob heat from upstairs to keep feeding into the ground, not to mention give you chilly feet in the process. If you have in-floor radia...

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum certified home - The Edelweiss House
LEED Homes

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum house - An EcoHome project checklist

...slab LED lighting fixtures and bulbs Interior paints and floor adhesives with zero volatile organic compounds A DIY Green living roof Under-slab high pe...

Renovate, Remodel or Rebuild? How to choose which is Best for Homes
Wall assemblies - renovation

Should I be renovating my home or tearing it down & rebuilding?

...flooring and floor joists and filling the void with clean fill and insulation and pouring a concrete floor on top makes more sense. Voila, you now have a slab-o...

PSI

Case Study: Kenogami House, Saguenay, Quebec

...slab-on-grade (insulated to R60) and is as durable as it is energy efficient. The floors are polished concrete and red spruce; interior walls comprise brick p...

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

Removing radon gas from basements and crawlspaces

...slab depressurization, you can pour an additional concrete slab on top of the existing floor. The intention here is to create an air-sealed cavity where radon...

Exterior damp proofing and drainage mat to protect basements from wate
Insulation and soundproofing

Best practices for basement insulation in new home construction

...Slab floors: A large portion of heat is lost to poorly insulated basements, including below slab floors. The optimum levels of insulation below slabs varies by ...

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

How to design for thermal comfort in a home

...floors, despite the fact that, in theory, there should be. Radiant floor heat temperatures © Uponor With heated floors, the air temperature is higher at...

Radon Mitigation - Installing a radon evacuation stack in a slab floor
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Mitigating radon gas in homes

...slab floor barrier with proper sealing at junctions and evacuation stack which can vent naturally, or have a mechanical radon gas extractor fan fitted, dependin...

Insulating crawlspaces as part of home renovation
Crawl spaces

How to insulate crawlspaces properly as part of renovating an older home

...floor crawlspace: All too often a crawlspace will have nothing but a dirt floor, and probably some un-insulated walls. The result of that is an unending sourc...

Non-toxic building materials can improve home air quality
Healthy indoor air quality

Maintaining healthy indoor air quality

...floor of your house, and if possible avoid attached garages. If you have an attached garage, check to see that it is well sealed on the common wall with your ho...

Tiny House living in cold climates - one of the best tiny homes on wheels
Tiny house

Tiny Houses - Living in Cold Climates

...floors, will be heated with radiant tubing Read more here about Portable Wind Generators and Micro Power Generation . Ben installing the radiant floor...