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Wood frame Triple-glazed, argon-filled windows in the Ecohome Demo House
Windows and doors

Choosing windows - which window frame? wood v aluminum v vinyl

...frames. When we speak of durable and sturdy windows, we are referring to products and construction that are more resistant to pressure and warping due to temperature changes, which ultimately determines the life expectancy of your windows. Wood Windows: Pros : Wood is a natural, renewable resource and has compa...

Correct window installation details
Windows and doors

How to install windows

...wood frame windows from Quebec high performance window manufacturer Elite . Windows on the north, east and west have been selected for maximum insulation, and differ from windows on the south which have been selected for maximum heat gain. see here to know which type of window frame to choose between wood, aluminum or ...

When should you replace windows
Windows and doors

When should you replace old windows?

...windows with Low- E coatings and wood or fiberglass frames - or the new generation suspended-film insulating-glass windows or glazing units .. A truly accurate assessent of whether or not you should replace windows would take a quote of the windows you want and possibly energy modeling of your existing winodws and po...

Net Zero Energy homes Edmonton Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Net Zero Energy house in Edmonton, Alberta

...wood and expanded polystyrene which achieve an insulation value of R-42. These walls are structural engineered wood columns coated with Pink Wood, a non-toxic coating which make the columns fire resistant, water resistant, and mould-free. The neighbouring home to the East is being constructed using 16” Double stud wo...

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

...frames and rough openings. Inset windows: position windows towards the center of the rough opening rather than installing them flush to the outside. Windows that are installed at the exterior point of openings have a lot more thermal bridging around the frames. Windows in the centre of the opening reduce the risk of ...

Choosing a building envelope
Wall assemblies - new construction

Choosing a building envelope - starting with the perfect wall

...wood frame construction is with engineered wood (floor trusses, I-beams, jointed wood) . This allows for the use of smaller trees and factory scraps that would often have just been landfill. Engineered trusses and joists may cost a little more, but they install quickly and accurately with no shimming, compared to sol...

The LEED Platinum infill house in Toronto
Real estate

Farnham Avenue House

...wood decking come from a deconstructed 1940s Ottawa-area air force hanger. Salvaged materials are combined with new factory-finished wood siding, renewable soy/vegetable oils and recycled polyethylene [plastic bottles] based foam insulation, and high-performance windows. Interior materials were choosen based on reg...

Sustainably built Prefabricated Tiny houses from FabCab
Tiny house

Tiny Houses: The FabCab prefabricated building WA

...frames use less wood than stud framing. Reduced waste: FabCab utilizes state of the art computerized cutting machines that minimize waste. This creates precise, high quality assemblies, and reduces delays. Energy efficiency: Plumbing lines can be roughed-in for optional solar water heater to be used with the radian...

The high performance almost ZNE Warburg house by bioi - built for under $100,00
Efficient home design

A High Performance Home on a Shoe String Budget (Almost ZNE!)

...wood frame allowed for a seamless R40 floor, and eliminates the concerns of water infiltration and frost heave whilst leading to a very energy efficient building envelope. Zero Net Energy Home Design © bioi Two steel frames make up the main structure of the home and with double offset 2x4 wall...

Real estate

Evaluating a home before purchase: how to recognize value and potential problems

...Windows: Look for any signs of mould around the bottom since this can indicate how well they were installed, even the quality. Poor-quality windows will generate a lot more condensation and this can leave stains on the frame. (Significant condensation on windows can also be caused by high indoor relative humidity , the...

Multi Unit Passive House design Vancouver Island BC
Passive House

The North Park Passive House on Vancouver Island, BC

...Wood-frame construction with ICF foundation and EPS insulation under slab , mineral wool and cellulose insulation. Exterior window shades, and PV array on roof . The high performance HRV is a Zehnder Novus 300, High performance windows are made by EuroLine . Multi-family Passive House project on Vanco...