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Tiny Houses encouraged Washington State for Affordable Housing WA
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Tiny Houses - Washington State promotes tiny homes & Eco-villages for Affordable Housing in WA

...State. The recent passage of bill ESSB 5383 , intended to enable the development of tiny house eco-villages and formalize siting requirements for Tiny Houses on wheels throughout the state marks a significant turning point for affordable housing in WA. In growing cities without enough homes for all the people who nee...

Why Radon maps by state or province shouldn't replace testing

Radon Levels by State & Province - Why a Radon Test is Essential

...state cancers combined. " Looking at the incidence of lung cancer across US States on the map here , we would conjucture that being shaded in a very similar manner to the radon gas map by state above might be more than a coincidence. What are Radon gas symptoms? Radon is an odorless, colourless, radioactive and c...

Can I legally put a Tiny House on my Property?
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How can I put a Tiny House on my property legally in the USA ?

...states passing new laws to legalize Tiny Homes . As more states adopt laws to legalize THOWs, there are national standards that are developing organically as states borrow language to create their own new ordinances, such as the state of Maine that just adopted almost verbatim what was put into law recently in Los An...

How to choose the best home EV charger or EVSE?
Lifestyle, location and commuting

EV home charging stations & How to decide which is the best EVSE for you

...state incentives and rebates for installing home EV chargers or EVSE's. There is no consistency in tax rebates and incentives from state to state or province to province, and they are subject to change quickly based on the whims of politicians, so any list we compile would likely be out of date before we could publish ...

Sustainably built Prefabricated Tiny houses from FabCab
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Tiny Houses: The FabCab prefabricated building WA

...state of the art computerized cutting machines that minimize waste. This creates precise, high quality assemblies, and reduces delays. Energy efficiency: Plumbing lines can be roughed-in for optional solar water heater to be used with the radiant floor heating system. Healthy indoor air quality: Low VOC paints and ...

Radon and vapour barrier below slab on grade floor
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Vapour / radon barriers below slab floors

...state and province page to find out here) we can't stress enough how important it is to test for radon, or better still to continually monitor for high radon levels. It's so important for health, and it's so easy to miss a small detail during construction that lets radon into your basement or home, it's reassuring to k...

Commuting after Lock-down in the new Covid-19 World
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Green commuting - getting back to work after social distancing is relaxed

...state, but US federal law stipulates that electric scooters cannot be used on sidewalks. They can use bike lanes, and they are allowed on roadways that don’t have dedicated bike lanes as long as they have a top speed of 25 mph. There may be local or state legislation that further muddies the waters, so do some research...

Resilient Homes, why they're important in dealing with Climate Change
Lifestyle and environment

Resilient Homes; Why we need to build to withstand climate change events

...state, according to the Fourth National Climate Assessment Alaska is experiencing many of the effects of a heating planet. The state’s temperatures are rising at twice the global average rate, with spring temperatures averaging about two to five degrees warmer than those of half a century ago. Fact: One of the more v...

What is a heat pump
Heat pumps, geothermal and AC

Heat pumps: what they are and how they work

...state known as a saturated vapour. This saturated vapour enters a compressor where the pressure is increased and, consequently, the temperature as well. Hot vapour is then passed through a condenser, where it is condensed back into liquid form. The result of this condensation is that the refrigerant will lose its hea...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

All about green home certification programs & rating systems for USA & Canada

...state or province you live in means this can be a little bit of a lottery when looking for a new home, especially if you're a concerned environmentalist, are looking for a healthy home with a good level of interior air quality, or are simply a future homeowner who cares about lower utility bills, better comfort and pro...

LEED Platinum prefabricated home Kit
LEED Homes

LEED® Platinum prefab kit home has superior air quality and performance

...state-of-the-art construction methods. When we put our trust in builders, we expect them to pay particular attention to the important but seemingly minor details, even those that are hidden, like radon gas protection in basements. E: Why a pellet stove for heating in a LEED home? RS: Quebec is one of the major prod...