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How to build a greenhouse in a cold climate

Three greenhouse owners share their construction methods and experiences.

Solariums in cold climates

Solariums in cold climates won't heat your home

Solariums and sunrooms in cold climates will not add heat to a homes as commonly thought.

When should you replace windows

When should you replace old windows?

Replacing old windows in all but the most extreme cases will not save money in your lifetime. Repairing old windows or adding layers may be a more cost-effec...

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Skylights: an asset or a liability?

Skylights offer natural light in a home but account for a lot of heat loss and can cause problems in cold climates. Here are some tips for selection and inst...

How to install windows

Tips for window installation that will give you the best performance and durability.

7 Principles of a super abundant, solar, year round greenhouse

7 key principles for an abundant greenhouse

The year round off-grid greenhouse demystified, a Guest Post by Lindsey Schiller

Triple pane south facing windows on Ecohome's Demo House

How to install windows for the best performance and durability

Here are a few simple tips for when you're installing windows that will help them perform better and last longer.

Triple pane, high performance windows

What to look for when buying windows

The quality of windows you install will have a big impact on both your comfort and your heating bill. Here is a guide to help you choose the best ones for you.

Triple-glazed, argon-filled windows in the Ecohome Demo House

Choosing windows - Material options and function

The energy efficiency of your home is greatly affected by doors and windows, so choose well. Here are some tips about what to look for and what to avoid.

Alex and Jerelyn Wilson's Vermont farm

Creating a farm and building a resilient lifestyle

A resilient home is one that is better prepared to face the challenges of a changing climate, ideally providing security of heat, water and food.

Earthship in Taos, New Mexico

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

Despite the good intentions, Earthships in cold climates can't work because they contradict the laws of physics.

Advice

Passive windows and doors

Posted by Raoul Lions Jan. 25, 2019, 2:18 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

Can I reclaim old triple slider windows?

Posted by Keanan Toews Jan. 20, 2019, 1:01 p.m. Windows and doors 0 Responses

Should I replace my skylights with solar tubes?

Posted by Elizabeth Brown Nov. 30, 2018, 9:32 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

How to seal windows from exterior for water and air seal but not vapour seal?

Posted by Piyush Prince Nov. 7, 2018, 12:10 a.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

Replacement windows in a double wall envelope house

Posted by Anonymous Anonymous June 25, 2018, 10:25 p.m. Windows and doors 3 Responses

Advice for replacing old windows

Posted by Anonymous Dec. 11, 2017, 12:50 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

Is it worth investing in triple-pane windows?

Posted by Anonymous July 8, 2017, 12:39 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

What is the right amount of insulation?

Posted by Ryan Gerbrandt Feb. 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m. Passive solar home design 4 Responses

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