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Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US
Concept and design

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of buying a new home?

...room, kitchen and living room) that are resistant to impacts and scratches Purebond® plywood for finishing and cabinetry that is free of urea formaldehyde and...

Affordable Modern Prefab Eco Homes Available - The S1600
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

The S1600 - affordable modern prefab eco homes for families

...room homes to full-sized but eco-friendly 3 bedroom family homes - all with one huge difference compared to "standard" prefab houses - these are designed top to...

Earthship in Taos, New Mexico, shame they don't work in cold climates
Concept and design

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...sun and thermal mass; the north side is buried underground, though buildings in colder climates seem to include wood stoves. Power is generated onsite by phot...

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?

...room windows may be noticed last, especially as it is a room not used very often. Signs to look out for with condensation around bedroom windows are; water on t...

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

Basement renovations: How to prevent mold when finishing basements

...sun. And unfortunately for many homeowners, the way basements were finished for the last few decades is about as logical as jogging in a raincoat. Above grade...

Building Green Homes on a Budget is Possible - Our top tips
Planning and Design

Top tips for planning and building a green home on a budget

...sun does the lot get, and at what times of the day throughout the year? A beautiful lot on a north facing hillside amongst non-deciduous trees, or an urban lot ...

Wood frame Triple-glazed, argon-filled windows in the Ecohome Demo House
Windows and doors

Choosing windows - which window frame? wood v aluminum v vinyl

...sun's rays pass through, but at night reflects infrared heat back into the room. Low-E coatings slightly reduce the light and heat that will enter through your ...

Greenhouse Construction for Cold Climates
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

How to build a greenhouse in a cold climate

...sun exposure to help choose the best location. “Don’t build too big if not necessary, and do take the time to process your harvest (cooking, canning and freez...