What is an HRV / Guides

The importance of Cleaning HRV intakes
HRV and ERV

How to keep your HRV clean and operating efficiently

...an HRV system in my home that is more intended to service the main floors and much less the unfinished basement that we rarely use. By no means is this an ideal...

How to Choose between an HRV and ERV system
HRV and ERV

Choosing between an HRV and an ERV

...What is the difference between an ERV and an HRV? How to choose between an HRV and an ERV? How much fresh air is required in homes and the best way ...

Condensation on windows leads to mold & mildew in homes, ERV & HRV systems help
Ventilation

Ventilation & air exchangers

...anical ventilation systems to remove moisture and provide sufficient fresh air for occupants. Ventilation systems- What is an HRV? Mechanical ventilation sy...

Heat Recovery Ventilation - Lunos video
HRV and ERV

Lunos ductless air exchanger

...HRVs) are an essential component of any air-sealed high performance home, bringing in fresh air and removing moisture. An HRV uses the heat in stale exhaust air...

Living green wall
Healthy indoor air quality

Living walls: what they do and don't do

...ants in a home makes it more welcoming and relaxing; a living wall ensures you have an abundance of such greenery. And an automated system such as this also mea...

Better Basement Design on basement walls prevents mold and midlew
Healthy indoor air quality

Basement renovations: How to prevent mold when finishing basements

...iscouraging pests such as cockroaches, silverfish (bristletails) and dust mites from populating the man-cave! Where the moisture is, and where it wants to go:...

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?

...an condense and deposit moisture in your walls. Moisture means rot and mold, rotten and moldy walls means home renovations are needed, and that means open up yo...

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

...and taped appropriately and to code so that water that wants to run downhill can do so rather than accumulate and that it is directed towards the exterior of th...

Finished basements can lead to mold and mildew
Healthy indoor air quality

Why are basements moldy? How to fix or Prevent a Moldy Basement

...issues. If you're in an older home sat above a basement, don’t panic. What we write in these pages is meant to inspire ideas and solutions, not fear and anxie...

Are Laminate Countertops Good for Sustainable Green Counters in Homes?
Interiors

Are laminate countertops good for a sustainable green home?

...is broken down to cyanuric acid, which then can be reacted to form melamine. Traditionally (and this is where individual manufacturer's processes can make thing...

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

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

...anadians live. A big thanks to Alain Hamel for having the drive and determination to raise the bar on home performance to new levels. With this landmark build...