Testing / Guides

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

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

...testing offers the most accurate reading, that would be recommended to have done if you have found a high-level with a DIY radon testing kit , that may also be a test you want to invest in if you are considering purchasing a home with high radon, or a home in a high-risk radon area. That way you would know if a signifi...

Water efficient Boulevard FloWise toilet from American Standard
Bathrooms

Efficient toilets for LEED homes

...testing (Maximum Performance) came around to rate flush capacity. These toilets rate well above average at 1000 grams, almost 3 times the standard required for Watersense certification. Yes, that means they can handle 1000 grams of cargo, which is more than most people we know can produce. They also have PowerWash™...

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

Mitigating radon gas in homes

...Testing Radon in Homes in Canada - Order Online Here or for Testing Radon in Homes in the US, Order Online Here Is there radon gas in water? Yes, unfortunately radon is water-soluble and can enter homes that rely on well water, particularly as water is aerated by showers and sinks. Links to cancer due to breath...

Flow Frames: A father and son revolutionize beekeeping and put honey o
Food production

Flow Frames: Revolutionary beekeeping puts honey on tap.

...testing and operation. More can be found on the HoneyFlow website. "In 2014 I had the pleasure of testing the Flow frames... The bees quickly accepted the frames and in less than 2 weeks stored and capped 40 lb of honey. I must say it was quite exciting to see the first bit of honey appear at the outlet, then make it...

Multi-unit Passive House for Heiltsuk First Nation on Campbell Island,
Passive House

Multi-unit Passive House for Heiltsuk First Nation in British Columbia

...testing for air leakage was planned for the factory, a number of envelope air seals had to be completed on site. Certification was further complicated by the limited climate data base available at the Passive House Institute, and the fact that Campbell Island gets its power from a diesel generator. Architectural deta...

Comparing ground source and air source heat pumps
Heating and cooling

Heat Pumps: Ground source geothermal GSHP or air source ASHP, which one is best for heating a home?

...testing was only conducted with the system operating in heat pump mode, not with the electric resistance boiler. The Living City Campus where testing was conducted is in the Greater Toronto Area, sort of a middle ground climate for Canada. Model simulations for five major Canadian cities showed that both technologies c...

Installing foam panel insulation, which is best?
Insulation and soundproofing

Rigid insulation panels: which ones to use for different applications

...testing. We'd be really interested to find any verifiable sources for EPS chemical off-gassing testing - if you find any please post them to the comments section below - as we are starting to think that EPS foam may arguably be the most Eco-Friendly insulation and this may sway our thinking against it. Additional con...

Naugler House: the most energy efficient Passive House design in New Brunswick
Efficient home design

New Brunswick's most energy efficient home is Passive House designed

...testing value] [email protected] [North American value] [ACH stands for Air Changes per Hour. Pa stands for Pascals, measuring the pressure difference between inside and outside of the house. Testing is done at 50 Pascals to simulate wind pressure on the outside of the house. The R2000 standard for airtightness is [email protected]

Understanding sound transmission in homes
Insulation and soundproofing

Understanding sound transmission in buildings

...testing. With good design of the junctions between walls and floors and the use of floating floors and resiliently supported wall and ceiling surfaces, flanking can be reduced so sound isolation ratings measured in the field are close to those obtained in the laboratory. Dr. Alf Warnock holds a B.Sc. in Natur...

Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Removing radon gas from well water

...Testing for radon in the air usually involves a sensor that needs to be left in place for several months; or putting an electronic tester and monitoring system, water can be tested more quickly with a properly collected sample - you can find water testing kits here for radon . You may have next to no radon infiltration...

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

Life Hacks to help stay Eco during COVID-19 Quarantine & Ordering Online

Finding essentials while at home with the kids - ordering online What a year this week has been! As we're quarantined for 14 days, we've been brainstorming about relevant and helpful subjects to write about for during these testing times with the coronavirus or COVID-19 (which word is even the right one to use there...