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CMHC Housi ng Researc h e-Newsle tter 2013- 10-03 | Fi rst Nation s Mold Rem ediation C ase Study – Ahousaht First Nat ion

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      Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2013 13:50:14 -0400
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      Subject: CMHC Housing Research e-Newsletter 2013-10-03

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      Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Housing Research Newsletter October 14, 2013
      Housing Research - October 14, 2013

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      First Nations Mold Remediation Case Study – Ahousaht First Nation
      This case study highlights the mold remediation efforts in the Ahousaht First Nation located in British Columbia. This community receives more than two times the amount of rainfall that Vancouver receives in a year. In addition, the majority of the older houses are situated in an area troubled by underground springs and poor drainage. The combination of heavy rainfall and problematic ground water conditions contributed to mold problems in the community's housing.

      Ahousaht's approach to solving its mold problem included special emphasis on building a new housing team, developing new construction policies and practices, and training local people to build capacity in the community to remediate and construct new houses. Ahousaht First Nation's housing has seen noticeable improvements and now the focus is on achieving good ventilation, circulation of air in the homes and exhausting the stale moist air outdoors.

      Lungs for Your House Video
      New homes in Canada are more airtight and energy-efficient than ever. Although that's a good thing because this reduces heating costs and helps keep your house more comfortable, it may also mean that it is harder for fresh air to get into your house and for stale or humid air to get out.

      In older homes, leaks may provide some ventilation. But there will likely be drafts, and the effect is localized and impossible to control. You can open a window when the weather is nice, but if you try that in the winter, you'll have higher heating bills. Another more effective and energy efficient option is to use a heat recovery ventilator, or HRV. Check out this new video for more information on HRVs.

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      That, with the number of households headed by seniors expected to rise through 2036, flexible housing can help meet their needs for comfort, security, independence, well-being and aging-in-place? See Chapter 6 of the Canadian Housing Observer: Sustainable Housing and Communities-Flexible Housing for more information or view the full version of the Observer.

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      Since 2001, a wealth of temperature data has been collected at the Canadian Centre for Housing Technology (CCHT) twin house facility. A recent CCHT report: Assessing the Impact of Cold Climate on Basement Temperatures analyzes 7.5 years (January 2003 to August 2010) of basement foundation surface temperature and ground temperature data from the CCHT Reference House. The purpose of this analysis is to develop correlations between outdoor temperature and interior foundation wall surface temperature, and to identify conditions leading to the potential for condensation on the interior surface of the concrete foundation wall.

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