Stages / Guides

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

...stages of combustion; the woodburning process is complex as different logs are in different stages during a fire burning, the bottom line being that having sele...

LEED Homes

LEED project eligibility

...stages, even as early as picking a location to build. But a project already underway is still eligible under certain conditions. Depending on the size of the ho...

Concept and design

Important tips for a successful build or renovation

...stages of a project and apply your budget to each portion independently to help predict potential pitfalls and avoid surprises. Ecohome’s Emmanuel Cosgrove is...

Crawl Spaces or Slab on Grade Foundations?
Foundations and Basements

Slab on grade or crawlspaces, which is better?

...stages of slab-on-grade construction would be laying down insulated forms, adding rebar plus mesh and then pouring concrete into it. So, there are more materi...

Students at New Frontiers School Board to build LEED home to be donate
LEED Homes

Quebec carpentry students to build LEED house for Habitat for Humanity

...stages. The teachers are taking advantage of this opportunity to come up with any and all green features they can think of, all while ensuring this house fits i...

Crawl Spaces or Slab on Grade Foundations?
Crawl spaces

Slab on grade or crawlspaces, which is better?

...stages of slab-on-grade construction would be laying down insulated forms, adding rebar plus mesh and then pouring concrete into it. So, there are more materi...

Concept and design

How to stay on budget when building a home

...stages of conception. © Belvedair JP - What advice would you give readers on how to stay on budget during a construction or re...

Polished concrete floors and counters
Paints, finishes and natural coatings

Finishing concrete floors with silicate densifiers

...stages remaining. Other manufacturers recommend waiting to apply densifiers until right before the final pass at the highest grit to ensure not too much of the ...

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

Mitigating radon gas in homes

...stages and the results aren’t yet conclusive, studies indicate that there are links between ingesting water contaminated with high levels of radon gas and stoma...

Flooded streets impervious surfaces - Calgary Alberta
Rainwater Collection & Watering

Rainwater management and water-permeable surfaces

...stages of a completely unnecessary water crisis, but this can be slowly turned around. What is falling on all of our roofs could be handled much differently, ...

Drywall and construction dust
Cleaning and maintenance

Tips for keeping air clean during renovations

...stages, it can prevent dust from spreading through your house. Air will be drawn from the rest of your house into the work area rather than the other way around...