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Renewable & Efficiency Technology

Tried and True Ways To Achieve a Net Zero Energy Building

We know that urgent action needs to be taken if we are going to get anywhere near the net-zero goals set by the Paris Agreement in 2015. But, knowing that a net-zero energy building will produce the same amount of energy it consumes, what action can you and I take to achieve this?

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Building Science & Home Performance

The Pros and Cons of Insulating Your Garage: Do You Do It?

To insulate your garage or not insulate your garage? That is the question- whether ‘tis nobler to suffer from chills and noise from an uninsulated garage. Or whether to take insulation to the nooks and crannies and, by insulating, end them?

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A man working on insulation in the wall, with a water symbol and question marks to the right of him.
Building Science & Home Performance

Wet Insulation: Is It A Risk? What to Do About It

Insulation, when installed properly, is a fantastic luxury that keeps us warm in the winter and cool in the summer. However, if that insulation gets wet, it could be a different story. Is wet insulation a risk and if so, what can be done about it?

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Renewable & Efficiency Technology

Are Hybrid Heat Pump Hot Water Heaters Reliable?

There’s nothing like hot showers during the winter, especially in colder climates. Having a reliable heat pump for showers or cooking helps prevent any frustrations from defective craftsmanship. But how reliable are they?

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