Google Street view showing a TrappeurHomes cabin

We get a lot of requests for information about the materials used to build a Trappeur Home and to actually see the quality of the homes. See the following testimonial from a Trappeur Home owner for these answers. You can see their cabin in Google Streetview  and do a virtual walk through. Come out to the […]

Mold problems in newer buildings, why and what can be done against it?

Finding mold within a wall or roof assembly when renovating a newer building is common today. First we thought this happens only in older buildings if the vapor barrier was not installed correctly. The question is, why do we often find mold in newer buildings? We did some research and started to look at older […] tackles mold within the building envelope.

Preventing mold problems and Creating a highly efficient, “Green” and cost effective building envelope for Architects, designers, contractors, inspectors and homeowners Mold is becoming a well known problem many renovation carpenters see everyday. Even newer buildings are susceptible to this increasingly major issue. Industry standard is to install a vapor barrier on the inside to […]

How to turn your metal roof into a solar collector?

I have been at a workshop with Prof. Tang Lee (professor at the the University of Calgary, a AAA architect and solar technology specialist) at the “Green Building” conference in Kimberly and learned a lot about how easy and simple it is to collect and use/store solar energy.   The most important experience and lesson Mr. Lee shared […]

Aiming high for 2014

Happy New Year to everybody. We, at, are looking forward to a very exciting year. Overall, since we started, we have had tremendous feedback, and it is fantastic to see how people and contractors are interested in simple, cost effective, “Green”, healthy and high efficient housing.   We have been in contact with several […]

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 for all professionals involved in Design, Build or Management of all types of buildings, which allowed us […]