Soil gas in homes / Guides

Radon and vapour barrier below slab on grade floor
Healthy indoor air quality

Vapour / radon barriers below slab floors

...ing into concrete and disbursing it into homes, also to create a radon barrier. Radon gas occurs naturally in the soil, a result of decomposing uranium in the g...

Preventing radon gas in homes starts with testing for radon - the only sure way
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Radon Gas Awareness - Up to 10% of North American homes tested have unsafe radon levels

...in new homes and mitigation techniques in existing homes that tested above safe levels. This page highlights the importance of Preventing Radon Gas in Home s,...

Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Removing radon gas from well water

...ing Radon Gas from Well Water, also be sure to find out How to control radon gas in homes , Removing Radon gas from Crawlspaces & Basements , and about how to p...

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

Removing radon gas from basements and crawlspaces

...into account in specifying your radon mitigation solution. Preventing mold when finishing a basement is possible, read here to find out how. Radon in Crawlspa...

Step by step guide for slab-on-grade home construction
Slab on Grade

Slab-on-grade construction: the ecoHOME A to Z Slab building guide

...int in order to add insulation and to create a continuous moisture soil gas barrier. Seal the polyethylene barrier at all penetration points and openings with...

Affordable Modern Prefab Eco Homes Available - The S1600
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

The S1600 - affordable modern prefab eco homes for families

...ing and installing one of these affordable prefab eco homes in New York, Maine, Vermont or New Hampshire it starts to look more interesting. To explain: At ...

Crawl Spaces or Slab on Grade Foundations?
Foundations and Basements

Slab on grade or crawlspaces, which is better?

...intenance: electrical wires need to be in conduits under slab foundations to meet building code in most regions (we hope), but putting plumbing lines in conduit...

Slab-on-grade construction technical guide
Slab on Grade

Slab-on-grade technical guide

...gas infiltration , so to learn how to prevent Radon gas levels being high in homes, see here - or to specifically find out how to remove Radon gas form basement...

Is EPS foam eco-friendly? Exterior home insulation rigid foam panels
Insulation and soundproofing

Does plastic foam or Styrofoam insulation have a place in green building?

...inable building guidance’, and that’s where people get talked into silly things like using plants as air filters or buying magic insulating paint . That won’t h...

LEED Homes

The 19 LEED for Homes Prerequisites

...soil runoff. 2.1 No invasive plants: Introduce no invasive plant species into the landscape. To find out more about invasive plant species, consult the Ca...

Comparing ground source and air source heat pumps
Heating and cooling

Heat Pumps: Ground source geothermal GSHP or air source ASHP, which one is best for heating a home?

...ing, spending more on insulation can result in needing to spend less on heating infrastructure (not to mention significant operational savings as well). Extra i...