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Condensation on windows in our homes - why is it there? - how to stop it?
Walls and Roofs

Condensation on windows is a pain but is it a problem & how to stop it?

...stop that wet winter-time condensation nuisance, read more below: Top tips for getting a home ready for winter Why solariums won't heat homes in a c...

Why basements flood and how to prevent that with a sump pump
Basements improvements

Why Basements Flood & How to Prevent Flooded Basements

...stop working? The most common reason sump pumps fail to pump is actually due to a power outage. The unfortunate reality is that you often need a sump pump dur...

Frost in Attics: What causes Attic Ice? How to Fix it?
Roof assemblies - renovation

Why is there frost in my attic? Is ice in roofs a problem & How do I stop it?

Frost in Attics: why is there Ice in my roof? When a warm sunny day arrives after a long cold stretch and it seems like you have a roof leak when there isn't...

Shaded vegetable garden success
Food production

Growing vegetables in the shade

If you're like me and you love to grow your own food but have limited access to all day sun, do not fret - a bountiful harvest is still well within your reach....

Warm light and dimmable LED bulbs
Lighting

All about LED bulbs - video

...stop along the way but have passed their usefullness in our opinion. CFL bulbs are more efficient than incandescent bulbs but less so than LEDs. Their life span...

Ice dams on roofs & how to fix them
Roof assemblies - renovation

What causes ice dams and how to fix them

...stop the dam but it will stop the damage. Move any ventilation equipment out of the attic. There is a lot to learn from something as simple as how frost, ...

Exterior air barrier membrane © Ecohome
Air and vapour barriers

How to install an air barrier for reduced air leakage

...stop air leakage through differences in air pressure between inside and out. A wall system should have one vapour barrier, but can have many air barriers. A vap...

Blown-in fiberglass attic insulation
Grants and incentives

2016 budget renovation tax credits are good news for everyone, homeowner or not

...stop runaway climate change, we'd need to do a lot more than just a few. So be a responsible global citizen and accept this money. Of course it will take more t...

Passive House on a Budget - The Damn Near Passive house
Passive House

The Un-certified but 'Damn Near' Passive House.

...stop heat from leaving your house in winter, it stops it from coming in during the summer. Important to note, any home can be planned and built to Passive House...

Prefab frost-protected shallow foundation insulated form kit
Slab on Grade

Raft slabs - How to build Insulated Frost Protected shallow foundations (FPSF) on problem soils

...stop a building project in its tracks. The risk of encountering poor soil quality at the depth of traditional foundations is also avoided, so a raft slab on a...

How to Find & Order In-Stock Essential Products Online COVID-19 & Coronavirus

Life Hacks to help stay Eco during Quarantine & Ordering Online

...Stop the Curve by Sheltering in Place. #stopthecurve #shelterinplace . For those who have to go out for supplies, remember to check with older friends, neighb...