What is an HRV / Guides

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 ...

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...

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...

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

Basement renovations: How to prevent mold when finishing basements

...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...

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...

BC Energy Step Codes - Builder Design Guide &  Requirements explained
Building codes

The new BC energy step code: builder design guide & requirements explained - Vancouver

...ants , have less sound transmission and cleaner air quality. This also means properties with greater rental or resale value . So that gives you an understan...

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...

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

...What we need to do is acknowledge these changes, and design walls to handle moisture effectively. As most new North American homes are now equipped with air c...

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...

Multi-unit Passive House for Heiltsuk First Nation on Campbell Island,
Passive House

Multi-unit Passive House for Heiltsuk First Nation in British Columbia

...is a small community located on Campbell Island between the northern tip of Vancouver Island and Haida Gwaii. Approximately 90% of its 1,500 residents belong to...