indoor air quality / Guides

Condensation on windows in our homes - why is it there? - how to stop it?
Walls and Roofs

Condensation on windows is a pain but is it a problem & how to stop it?

...Indoor Air Quality: Dampness and Mold . Other recent studies have suggested a potential link of early mold exposure to development of asthma in some children,...

How to plan and budget for home renovations and new builds
Concept and design

Important tips for a successful build or renovation

...indoor air quality Resilient design features for new home construction Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide p...

The LEED rating system
LEED Homes

The LEED rating system

...air leaks before drywall is installed, so any necessary air seal repairs can be made. Minimum standards must be met for certification and points are awarded for...

High efficiency wood stoves
Wood stove and biomass heat

Heating with wood and biomass fuel

...air intake for your stove, otherwise your stove will feed on warm inside air which will be replaced by cold outside air as you depressurize your house. Instal...

Reducing the need for air conditioning
Heating and cooling

How to keep homes cool without air conditioning

...air, but it sure feels like it. At night though, one of the best places for a fan in an upstairs window blowing out. This draws in cool air from all the other o...

Preventing radon gas in homes starts with testing for radon - the only sure way
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Radon Gas Awareness - Up to 10% of North American homes tested have unsafe radon levels

...indoor air quality of your home. Find all you need to know about Green Home Construction in the Ecohome Green Building Guide Pages .

Naugler House: the most energy efficient Passive House design in New Brunswick
Efficient home design

New Brunswick's most energy efficient home is Passive House designed

...indoor air quality , and is extremely quiet inside. Quality construction is required in order to meet the high standard for a Passive House including an airtigh...

Real estate

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

...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 cau...

LEED Homes

The 19 LEED for Homes Prerequisites

...air systems must have air filters with a minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV) ≥ 8 and ensure that air handlers can maintain an appropriate system pressure ...

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

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

...indoor air quality, and it will satisfy building inspectors who are not accustomed to seeing a wall without a vapour barrier and may not allow you to continue. ...

net zero energy home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Natural Resources Canada launches net zero energy pilot project

...Indoor Air Quality, Energy Efficiency, Resource Management, Environmental Stewardship and Water Conservation. Since the pilot is looking to advance the commod...