Ventilation / Guides

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?

...ventilation Both the EPA & Health Canada recommend healthy Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) for the short and long-term health of homeowners and their families. Beyond carefully selecting the materials in a kit home for a healthy interior air quality, we also need to maintain that quality by bringing in and conditioning the ...

The birthplace of Passive House solar home design The Saskatchewan Conservation
Passive solar home design

Saskatchewan: The birthplace of Passive House and passive solar home design

...ventilation , which is now standard on any high-performance cold climate home. After seeing firsthand in a hostile climate in North America with the Conservation House the kind of energy efficiency that was possible, we proceeded to ignore it like we did electric vehicles, and continued to build very average homes th...

Solar panels power the Kenogami House in Saguenay, Quebec
Renewable energy

The Kenogami House: Energy systems at the cutting edge of innovation

...ventilation systems to the production of domestic hot water. Energy systems as advanced as this have never been seen together before, and collectively make this house in a harsh climate possibly the most efficient house ever made, even exceeding Passive House levels of performance. The heat source: a unique combinati...

Mixed interior room lighting

Home lighting design

...ventilation can help, like a ceiling fan nearby, also if you keep your relative humidity lower that as well will reduce the problem. If you do plan to install them, you are best to look for high quality ones. That could save you a lot of headaches and money in the future. Light wells, as mentioned above don’t have ...

Top Tips for Getting a House Ready for Winter
Wall assemblies - renovation

Winter preparation for your home - are you ready for the cold?

...ventilation systems during winter, a simple failure to install windows or doors correctly can lead to leaks, water damage and air leakage causing internal condensation and mold in walls. Most of the problems that a home will face during a deep freeze are moisture related in one way or another. Extreme differences in ...

Metal roof with solar panels
Roof coverings

How to choose roofing materials

...ventilation and it’s also a very low maintenance option that allows for excellent ventilation of attics.

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

...ventilation: With a PHPP calculated heating load of 7 W/m2, the heating requirements of the Naugler House could easily be met through the HRV ventilation system , eliminating the need and expense of installing a separate heating system. A PH-certified Zehnder Comfoair 200 was chosen for the HRV, with a 92% heat-rec...

Kitchen and Bathroom design tips

Design ideas for durable kitchens and bathrooms

...ventilation and contaminant removal: Ensure proper ventilation of both kitchens and bathrooms to remove moisture , and that means venting to the outside . Stove hoods that are filtered and vented back into your house really don't do much except remove a certain amount of odour until they are clogged. Bathroom fan...

Living green wall
Healthy indoor air quality

Living walls: what they do and don't do

...ventilation, all in the Ecohome Green Building website .

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

Find out what's trending in 2020 for Green Home Construction

...ventilation components systems to help keep the consumption of the home as low as possible, and it is then powered by renewable energy sources like roof-top solar panels. Watch for more ZNE or Net Zero ready houses to start popping up. 3. BIM & Carbon footprint calculator for materials One of the most exciting buil...

UBC's Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability
LEED Homes

UBC Lab Exceeds LEED Platinum becoming one of North America's greenest buildings

...ventilation under modular floorboards (instead of through walls or ceilings) at each workspace, offices can be reconfigured overnight. Green IT: CIRS has no desktop computers or servers guzzling energy. Inhabitants “remote access” into desktops, drives and servers, which are stored “in the cloud” instead. Psycholog...