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A tiny house that looks like a stack of logs
Tiny house

A portable off-grid tiny house that looks like a stack of wood

...Off-Grid Yeta Cabin Looks Like a Stack of Wood Lab Zero

Wood Combustion - How it works and the different stages
Wood stove and biomass heat

Wood Combustion – How Firewood Burns & How to get the best heat while being eco-friendly

...of wood combustion, where instead of producing heat, heat is absorbed as water trapped inside of the wood is turned into steam and removed from the wood by bein...

Choosing the right firewood
Wood stove and biomass heat

Burning the right firewood for maximum heat output and minimum environmental impact

...stacking and storing your firewood correctly. Stacking firewood properly: Stacked firewood ready for burning © Ecohome Keep your wood high enough of...

UBC's Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability
LEED Homes

UBC Lab Exceeds LEED Platinum becoming one of North America's greenest buildings

...of certified wood and beetle-killed wood (currently B.C.’s largest source of carbon emissions). Its wood structure locks in more than 500 tons of carbon, offset...

When should you replace windows
Windows and doors

When should you replace old windows?

...offer a service of defogging windows, often for about half the price of replacement. This is a solution where we are quite suspicious of the assessment of savin...

LEED Platinum Prefab Home Kits
LEED Homes

LEED Platinum Pre-fab Homes

...of the Beachaus I in the White Rock / South Surrey area of BC near Vancouver, built by Inhaus Developments Ltd. Inside and out the design of this home is not ...

Solar Air Heating Panels for Homes - How to Build DIY
Solar thermal collectors

All about solar air heaters - DIY or purchased

...stack and finally painted black. Pop can solar heater Air is blown into a chamber at the bottom of the heating panel and forced up through the stacks of...

Net Zero Energy Home ZNE in Edmonton Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Award winning Net Zero house in Edmonton Alberta Leads the Way

...of being outside and connected to nature. Appropriately-sized roof overhangs regulate the amount of sun entering the home depending on the season. 100% of the l...

Problem areas of air leakage in a home and blower door test being cond
Air and vapour barriers

Airtight Construction of Homes is Essential: "Your house sucks." "Oh yeah? your house blows!"

...of openings in your walls where it can condense and deposit moisture causing mold and wood rot deep in the structure. The causes of air pressure differences: ...

Better Basement Design on basement walls prevents mold and midlew
Healthy indoor air quality

Basement renovations: How to prevent mold when finishing basements

...of the foremost authorities on healthy basement construction, Professor John Straube of the University of Waterloo dubbed this typical type of wall assembly a "...

Slab-on-grade for Ecohome's upcoming video building guide
Passive solar home design

how to build a slab-on-grade on standard soil

...of braces to hold the weight of the concrete so forms don't bend. Three runs of 2x6's easily held concrete and insulation, and after forms were removed, that wo...