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DIY cork flooring pros, cons & installation guide with video
Flooring and stairs

Cork flooring installation - the eco-friendly flooring choice, with "how to" video

...house, the LEED V4 Platinum Wakefield House with solar air heated floors. And For more DIY Green Home Building Videos suscribe to our YouTube channel to see the...

Crawl Spaces or Slab on Grade Foundations?
Foundations and Basements

Slab on grade or crawlspaces, which is better?

...Wakefield concept house on expansive clay soil, and by building a raft slab we saved money by not requiring any soil remediation. Read more about our Wakefield ...

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?

...house will rest on The Wakefield House Solar Air Heated Floor © Ecohome Chosen High Efficiency Heating Brands : Legalett Solar Air-Heated Slab-on-Grad...

Off grid, passively heated and cooled house in the Gatineau Hills, Que
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off grid living blog, part 2: passively heated, this house in Quebec aims for LEED certification

...house warm will be a fraction of what most houses use. Within the circle of high performance home construction, an effective R36 wall falls pretty much into w...

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

...house will rest on The Wakefield House Solar Air Heated Floor © Ecohome Chosen High Efficiency Heating Brands : Legalett Solar Air-Heated Slab-on-Grad...

Crawl Spaces or Slab on Grade Foundations?
Crawl spaces

Should I Build on a Slab on Grade Foundation or a Crawl Space?

...Wakefield concept house on expansive clay soil, and by building a raft slab we saved money by not requiring any soil remediation. Read more about our Wakefield ...

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum certified home - The Edelweiss House
LEED Homes

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum house - An EcoHome project checklist

...House? EcoHome also decided for LEED certification instead of Passive House certification because even though the Edelweiss House’s energy consumption for hea...

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

What causes ice dams and how to fix them

...house. Pot lights : they are not so much a problem due to the heat they generate, but they are very hard to seal. And worse than other air leaks, as it passes...

Interior sheathing as air & vapor barriers in wood frame construction
Air and vapour barriers

Interior sheathing as an air and vapour or vapor barrier

...house frames, but it is written nowhere except in our minds that it has to be on the outside. When installed on the inside it still provides the structural stre...

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

The S1600 - affordable modern prefab eco homes for families

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

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home is affordably Close
Planning and Design

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home gets affordably Close

...house compared to code-built houses. Solar heated floor - an Ecohome concept house And in other news… There is one energy saving feature that has not ...