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Slab-on-grade construction technical guide
Slab on Grade

Slab-on-grade technical guide

...Video Guide for a Slab on Grade Foundation with Solar Powered Radiant Heating below, or discover many more articles about Design, Insulation, Forming, Heating & Pouring of Slab on Grade by Clicking HERE all from the EcoHome Green Building Guides Or, you can watch all the EcoHome Slab On Grade Videos in this Playlis...

Step by step guide for slab-on-grade home construction
Slab on Grade

Slab-on-grade construction: the ecoHOME A to Z Slab building guide

...guide Building a thickened edge slab on grade with normal soil conditions Raft slabs on poor soil conditions to avoid excavating and soil remediation The following is a technical guide for slab-on-grade home construction. The design and dimensions of any foundation slab will be determined by the size and design...

heat pumps in tandem with heat pump hot water tanks
Heat pumps, geothermal and AC

Increased efficiency with heat pumps working in tandem

...Video green building guides on the EcoHome YouTube channel

Poly vapour barriers in air conditioned houses can cause mold and rot
Healthy indoor air quality

Why you should Never Install Air-Con in a Home with a Vapor Barrier

...building envelopes. Building codes are making you do stupid things. The laws of physics trump code. - Joe Lstiburek This article was inpired by building scientist Joe Lstiburek, one of the most globally trusted and well-known names in building science who has left an indelible mark on the building codes of the ...

Tips for finding a reliable green home builder
How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals

How to choose a home-building contractor

...Guide How much insulation does a basement need - EcoHome Guide How to finish the exterior of Insulated basements and slabs - Ecohome Video Guide Why is a Slab-on-grade Foundation more Eco-Friendly than a Basement? - EcoHome Discussions

LED filament bulbs
Lighting

All about LED filament bulbs

...Building Guide . All About Home Lighting Design Different Electric Home Heating Types - Which are Best? Best Energy Saving Tips for Green Homes - 10 Tips Renewable Energy - What are the Best Ways to generate Power at Home? Future-Proof Building Techniques for a Changing Climate Find ...

DIY Bidet Installation Video - Save on Water & Paper
Bathrooms

DIY Bidet installation video

...video below, and compare different models of bidet kits online here . Now that you know about the water efficiency of bidets , learn more about home water efficiency and conservation of natural resources in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages . DIY Home Bidet kits - compare online here Water ...

How to Build With Less Wood for Best Performance
Wood and organic materials

How to build high performance homes with less lumber

...building homes with less lumber, find more about green home construction and choosing sustainable and healthy building materials in the pages below and in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages . How to design a home for thermal comfort and energy efficiency The best lumber choices for timber frame construc...

Building Climate Zones USA & Canada Maps Help with Specification of Homes
Planning and Design

Climate Zones in USA & Canada for Building Homes

...Building America marine climate corresponds to those portions of IECC climate zones 3 and 4 located in the “C” moisture category. Building America and IECC Climate Zones The table below shows the relationship between the Building America and IECC climate zones . Building America IECC Su...

Correctly installed Triple pane south facing windows on Ecohome's Demo House
Windows and doors

Installing doors & windows for the best performance in high efficiency homes, LEED & Passive House

...video Guide at the bottom of the page. Stopping Air Leakage around Doors & Windows High Efficiency buildings like LEED certified, Passive House, ZNE , Passive Solar, Zero Energy Homes or even Positive Energy Homes all rely on the building envelope having a high level of insulation, and a managed level of Air Transf...

Blower Door Tests - What's the Cost & Who Does Them?
Air and vapour barriers

What is a blower door test? What's the cost? How do you find a company to do one?

...Building guide pages to learn how to install an air barrier , airtight window installation , how to choose a weather resistant barrier (WRB) , or subscribe to our YouTube channel to see our DIY Green Home Building video series .