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How to Vent Roofs - the Methods, Vent Types, Fans
Walls and Roofs

Why Roofs need to be ventilated and how to ventilate a roof properly the attic, pulling fresh air from the vents (like the ones in the soffit) and pushing hot or humid air outside. Attic fans can fulfill a year-round function. In the summer, you can drastically reduce the temperature in the attic, helping to lengthen the life of the roofing shingles and sheathing and the paint on s...

Tesla Solar Roof Tiles installation just got easier
Solar photovoltaic

Tesla solar roof gains ground with target of 1000 solar roofs / week panel shingle installations going in 8 states so far - with what's becoming competitive pricing. If news of these PV roof shingles is also news to you, check out our Tesla solar roof review from when it was first announced in 2016. What was missing back then was the pricing, as well as any inkling of a timeline...

Wind turbine © Jinterwas, Flickr
Lifestyle and environment

Clean energy infrastructure and efficient-housing for Canada's Indigenous communities

...Canada’s future and a restorative force for Indigenous communities. We trust in the inherent wisdom of Indigenous communities as active partners in clean energy projects, respecting cultures and traditional territory. We have faith in the abundance of renewable energy initiatives to respect ecology, reinvigorate econom...

Passive Solar Home design at it's best - Kenogami House - EcoHome
Passive solar home design

Ecohome Kenogami House wins Home of the Year Award

...ined in vapour compared to dry air. The ERV system will continue to offer energy savings in summer months, as removing moisture from exterior air before it is injected into the home makes high temperatures more bearable, while also reducing the load on air conditioning systems. In this case, the ERV in conjunction wi...

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

Tiny Houses - Living in Cold Climates the middle of your kitchen or living room. This is not the case with Hayward's tiny house. He has designed a double bed on a pulley system that retreats up into the ceiling in seconds, leaving behind an open living area. On Hayward's 'to-do list' is the design of a detachable dining room table with folding legs th...

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

The Kenogami House: designed to ENDURE must be affordable to own, operate and maintain R - Resilient - designing to withstand the normal and extreme stresses a building will face in its lifetime (temperature, precipitation, wind, seismic events, UV exposure, etc.) E - Engaging - we only maintain things we like, so a building must be designed for qua...

Passively-heated off-grid LEED house in Low, Quebec
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid living blog: a firsthand account of building and living in a remote area

...ings that didn't work, causing things such as mold in homes and massive overheating in the summer. Looking on the internet also meant discovering lots of books and equipment for off-grid living , that is interesting to browse through. While there were a lot of interesting ideas here, clearly I was going to need fur...