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Passive House certification - PHI or PHIUS? The Spring House Passive House
Passive House

Everything you need to know about Passive House certification

...windows. The goal is to optimize solar heat at key moments of the day while avoiding the building becoming a furnace once the setting sun reaches deep into the ...

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

Basement renovations: How to prevent mold when finishing basements

...windows (and walls) aren’t dripping, relax! However, if your basement has a certain musty smell, or telltale black mildew and mold marks in corners or behind ...

Choosing a building envelope
Wall assemblies - new construction

Choosing a building envelope - starting with the perfect wall

...windows and door openings cut at the factory, otherwise you will likely be using a chain saw on site and will treat your neighbourhood and local environment to ...

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

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

...windows (and walls) aren’t dripping, relax! However, if your basement has a certain musty smell, or telltale black mildew and mold marks in corners or behind ...

Ecohome's Kenogami House 'The Most Resilient Home in North America'
Concept and design

Resilient design features for new home construction

...windows and doors correctly . The reason we make that connection between durability and efficiency is that energy loss often brings with it moisture damage in t...

Mobile tiny house
Tiny house

Is Tiny House living in a cold climate good or bad for the planet?

...windows and a door; but instead of those costs being spread over 1,000 or more square feet, they may be spread over only 100 square feet. So, relative to the ...