Monthly Archives: November 2013

Is “R-value” all you need to look at in order to get a high energy efficient house?

The biggest trend in construction right now is designing and building highly efficient homes or even a “Passive House” to reduce our ecological footprint. Most people understand a highly efficient home to simply have the highest R-value materials for insulation. This is not really true. As an example, a “Passive House” (considered the gold standard […]

Did you ever hear about a Open Wall?

What is an “Open or Breathable” Wall System? Breathing Walls offers practical alternatives to conventional modern building practices that keep homes airtight. Walls built today are energy-efficient but cannot handle the inevitable intrusion of moisture, resulting in mold, ill health for occupants and structural damage. Instead of “build tight, ventilate right,” we say make your […]

What does “Green” mean to you?

We have return home from the 2013 Green Building Conference which was held in Kimberley, BC. This was a 2 day conference/expo with some very interesting workshops and exhibitors. We started setting up our display earlier then anyone else due the simple fact of the size of our display wall. We feel it is definitely […]

Buildex in Calgary

We just got back from the Buildex Calgary show. Thank you to everybody visiting and presenting at the show. Aaron and I had a blast and this show was defiantly a big success for us. The Buildex is mostly forĀ all professionals involved in Design, Build or Management of all types of buildings, which allowed us […]