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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.

Award winning Net Zero house in Edmonton

The Windsor Park Net Zero House in Edmonton wins 2017 Canadian Green Building Award in Technical category.

The concepts of passive solar heating and cooling

Passive house and passive solar

The basics on passive heating and cooling

Passive solar home construction

This is the first in a series of videos on how to build passively-heated homes.

Advice

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

How do you seal up an old fireplace chimney?

Posted by Anonymous Nov. 2, 2017, 10:06 a.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 1 Responses

How do I insulate a crawlspace?

Posted by Anonymous Nov. 14, 2017, 9:22 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

Does insulating a slab on grade make the building less stable?

Posted by Nicolas Jalbert May 28, 2018, 4:56 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

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