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Real estate

Real estate

...ace: being close to parks and waterways Soil conditions and topography to avoid flooding Stay away from flood plains Backyard privacy and greenery Sun e...

Choosing a home and neighbourhood
Real estate

Shopping for a home? Some tips for finding the right house and neighbourhood

...ace: Being close to parks and water ways Soil conditions and topography to avoid flooding Stay away from flood plains Backyard privacy and greenery Sun ...

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?

...as populations continue to explode? As a quick little tangent - a similar dilemma began decades ago with ethanol gas. Ethanol is a plant-based transportation ...

Natural Building Insulation Made of Grass - Eco-friendly, Green
Insulation and soundproofing

Non-toxic natural building insulation made of grass

...act raw materials and manufacture products , some natural building materials, like the grass insulation from Gramitherm that we just came across, actually have ...

Hemp insulation products for USA & Canada rolling off the production line
Insulation and soundproofing

Hemp insulation in Canada & USA - insulating naturally is an Eco-friendly alternative

...aterials is growing rapidly among individual builders, as well as architects and general contractors, and the demand is coming from all across Canada & USA " ...

Roxul mineral wool batt insulation in LEED Homes
Insulation and soundproofing

Choosing the right insulation: the pros, cons and applications for walls, slabs & basements

...ally available foam insulation panel that is at all vapour permeable, which can be an advantage in some applications, as can those that are vapour impermeable. ...

Passive House design Vancouver
Passive House

The city of Vancouver is actively promoting Passive House construction

...atural and mechanical ventilation Training city staff: The city has hired Passive House Canada (PHC) to train more than a hundred City of Vancouver staff (p...

Installing foam panel insulation, which is best?
Insulation and soundproofing

Rigid insulation panels: which ones to use for different applications

...and 60 ng are U.S. and Canadian equivalent rates of permeability, below that rate of permeability classifies a material as a type II vapour retarder, suitable f...

Timber frame construction
Wood and organic materials

Wood frame construction

...aterials. Additionally, wood has a long lifespan, under the condition that it has been well-maintained and protected against moisture damage and pests such as...

Eco-friendly & Healthy Flooring is best for Green Homes
Flooring and stairs

Eco-Friendly Flooring material options for Green-Homes

...absorb and hold any airborne contaminants and chemicals used around the home, including actual carpet cleaners. A handmade natural wool area rug is a nice com...

Installing soundproofing batts in interior partition walls
Insulation and soundproofing

Soundproofing interior walls-video

...alled soundproofing batts in the interior partitions and for the mechanical room, we added soundproofing batts along with resilient channels and 2 layers of 5/8...