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Mixed interior room lighting

Home lighting design

...warmest of bulbs. Halogen: slightly cooler than incandescent but still a warm colour LED: a crisp light, in the middle of the spectrum. Not too warm but not...

Celsius Solar Igloo
Solar thermal collectors

Celsius: The solar heated igloo!

...warm, from noisy to silent. The interior atmosphere is warm and comfortable, which is radically different from the perception you get looking at it from the out...

How radiant floors work
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

How to design for thermal comfort in a home

...warm them at the expense of your own personal comfort. If the temperatures of the surfaces in your home are warmer, you will feel more comfortable regardless of...

Frost in Attics: What causes Attic Ice? How to Fix it?
Roof assemblies - renovation

Why is there frost in my attic? Is ice in roofs a problem & How do I stop it?

Frost in Attics: why is there Ice in my roof? When a warm sunny day arrives after a long cold stretch and it seems like you have a roof leak when there isn't...

Smart homes: Remotely control and monitor your energy consumption
Efficient home design

Smart homes: efficiency, comfort & convenience at our fingertips

...lights can be turned on or off, curtains and skylights can be opened or closed, home alarms activated or deactivated, doors locked or unlocked, dishwashers, was...

The passive solar home in Lac Kenogami, Quebec
Passive solar home design

Ecohome design wins House of the Year Award from Green Builder® Magazine

...warm in its specific climate, relying only on interior loads (appliances, lights and people) and the sun for heat. So can a house built to Net Zero Heat specs...

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

What causes ice dams and how to fix them

...lights . Existing buildings - build a drywall box above pot lights (done from above). We recommend using drywall because it's airtight when sealed, but also b...

LED filament bulbs

LED filament bulbs

...warmed in colour in the past few years, and now with the introduction of their answer to filament bulbs, LEDs can finally offer that old-time glow of antique ch...

Off-grid home with solar PV & Battery backup
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Thinking about renewable home energy and a battery backup?

...warm in winter is another matter altogether. Obviously, if you heat electrically (furnace, baseboards, boilers, heat pumps, etc) you're beat if the grid goes ...

Warm light and dimmable LED bulbs

All about LED bulbs - video

...warmer now, the bulbs are dimable and the price is coming down. Incandescent bulbs give off lots of unwanted heat, which in summer months makes your air conditi...