Windows / Guides

What is a Free Home Energy Audit Canada?
Grants and incentives

Free home energy audits in Canada

...windows, and a blower door test to see how much heat loss there is from air leaks . A blower door test identifies air leaks for repair to make homes more en...

Multi Unit Passive House design Vancouver Island BC
Passive House

The North Park Passive House on Vancouver Island, BC

...windows and doors are a result of wall thickness, and, simply through their inherent quality, have a strong, permanent feel, with detailing and shadow lines ari...

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

Ventilation & air exchangers

...windows was common place and hard to stop . This led to a build up of mould and mildew in homes. Modern day airtight homes need mechanical assistance to stop mo...

ProductiveHouse in Montreal
Choosing where to live

Green living in the city

...windows and doors , replacing old inefficient doors and windows, install electronic thermostats and dimmer switches, install water-reducing and dual flush toile...

Repainting and refinishing brick facades
Exterior cladding

All about painting brick, is it a good idea and what paint to use?

...Windows when Renovating or How to install siding so walls can dry , visit the Green home building guide pages at Ecohome.net, North America's trusted green buil...

The LEED rating system
LEED Homes

The LEED rating system

...windows) and more efficient appliances and fixtures. Certification requires a blower door test where homes are depressurized and tested for air leaks before d...

Drywall and construction dust
Cleaning and maintenance

Tips for keeping air clean during renovations

...windows open. Seal air vents: At least during the time work is happening, covering vents (unless they are operational) will reduce a build up of dust that wil...

Lifestyle and environment

Resources and getting started

...windows with plastic in winter. These upgrades don’t necessarily have to cost you a lot, you could also consider talking to the landlord about footing the bill ...

The Affordable Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab 2 Bed kit home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab 2 bed kit home

...windows for natural lighting that can reduced heating costs when oriented for passive solar heat gain . Some kit houses we feature are Passive House ready , a...

Photovoltaic solar panels
Renewable energy

Solar heating and energy generation

...windows facing south and building your house within 15 degrees of the east/west axis, you can reduce your heating needs by as much as 25% or more. A successfu...

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

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

...windows by Euroline Windows Inc. ; split system heat pumps and Comfoair 200 HRV units by Zehnder . Project credits: Owner Vancouver Coastal Health Authori...