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Geothermal Heating Systems
Heat pumps, geothermal and AC

Geothermal heating for Homes in North America - Does it work & will it save money?

...windows , additional insulation, better tapes and membranes for air sealing , etc. Ball park pricing: A geothermal system for an averaged size home (2000 sq. ...

Tiny Tack House living room
Tiny house

The tiny house movement: Tiny Tack House

...windows for ventilation. By including such multi-purpose features, the Tack's have successfully built a cozy comfortable home that is not only beautiful, but pe...

Ontario’s first LEED certified hospital
LEED Homes

Ontario’s First LEED Certified Hospital

...windows with outside views, fresh and friendly colours, task and ambient lighting, earth-tone fabrics, and soothing textures like wood and stone to enhance the ...

Tips for finding a reliable green home builder
How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals

How to choose a home-building contractor

...windows and doors , for example, which is an essential part of building a more efficient home . Choosing a contractor by doing a web search for ‘green builder...

Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Removing radon gas from well water

...windows or by proximity to heating and ventilation intakes. There are a few products currently available on the market that removes radon from the water direc...

Energy modeling simulation of heat loss through thermal bridging
Efficient home design

What is a thermal bridge and why is it so important to break it?

...windows you install. If you ran an energy simulation model to find out how well a wall would perform but you neglected to calculate thermal bridges, you would...

Passive Solar Home design at it's best - Kenogami House - EcoHome
Passive solar home design

Ecohome Kenogami House wins Home of the Year Award

...windows > R4.5 Ceiling: 3" Polyisocyanurate and 36" of cellulose > R151 Wall insulation: 14" of EPS foam and 7.5" of mineral wool > R 80 Slab on grade ins...

LEED Platinum Prefab Home Kits
LEED Homes

LEED Platinum Pre-fab Homes

...windows In-floor radiant heating Air-to-water heat exchange system as principal heat source Energy usage monitoring system Rainwater harvesting system ...

Carpenter ants are a common pest and nuisance to get rid of in homes
Pest control

Removing insects and rodents from your home, safely & humanely (by preference)

...windows. Mice can be put off by certain strong smells, so if you can find what appears to be an entrance point but aren’t sure you can successfully block it, ...

How much is Too Much Insulation in my Attic or Walls?
Insulation and soundproofing

Diminishing returns on insulation. How much insulation is too much?

...windows and doors open to ventilate homes in hot weather - without realizing that the net result is letting the hot air in! If a home is built to high performan...

The birthplace of Passive House solar home design The Saskatchewan Conservation
Passive solar home design

Saskatchewan: The birthplace of Passive House and passive solar home design

...windows. It was extremely airtight (even by today's standards) and most importantly, because it proved that Passive House and Passive Solar designs could work...