Has there been a cost analysis of the added insulation, vs insulating to code? Comparing the potential cost savings of the reduced spending on energy to heat/cool the home, to the larger mortgage being carried to pay for the added insulation for the Kenogami home vs a code built home? Basically wondering if the larger mortgage being carried for the expense to upgrade insulation, and to use advanced methods for building green outlined in the systems employed in the Kenogami home, was offset by the savings on the running costs for the home on a monthly basis?
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- Passive heating and cooling
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What are the most cost-effective green building strategies in new home construction?
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Should I install two small electric hot water heaters - ones or big one?
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What are your thoughts on a Yurt for colder climates?
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What is the best option for building our next resilient home?
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What options are there for pre fab Passive House kit designs?
Posted by Kim MacKay Dec. 27, 2019, 3:12 p.m. Planning and Design 1 Responses
What is the best way to make a row house in Montreal Quebec more energy efficient?
Posted by Elizabeth Brown Feb. 26, 2019, 9:09 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses
Is it OK putting 1 inch of EPS under vinyl siding with no wall insulation good?
Posted by Roger Smith Nov. 12, 2019, 6:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses
Will I save energy by lowering my thermostat at night?
Posted by Ryan Peterson May 1, 2018, 11:51 a.m. Heating and cooling 4 Responses
How much insulation should I install underneath my concrete slab in my basement?
Posted by Scott Antonation Sept. 27, 2019, 1:06 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses
If a passive house is designed well is it worth the extra cost for Low E window coatings?
Posted by Joe Van Kuren June 7, 2019, 8:37 p.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses
What is the right amount of insulation for a house?
Posted by Ryan Gerbrandt Feb. 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m. Passive solar home design 4 Responses
My basement is smelly and humid, what can I do about that?
Posted by Jeff O. Feb. 8, 2017, 10:22 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses
How do you fix high humidity levels in a basement?
Posted by JR Tadinac Aug. 21, 2019, 11:26 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 3 Responses
Is the ZIP sheathing system good or bad for water control?
Posted by Trevor Prinz Nov. 26, 2019, 4:03 p.m. Walls and Roofs 4 Responses
I have chronic illness from the air quality of my home, can you help determine if I need to replace the HVAC system?
Posted by Niki Harrison Sept. 6, 2019, 4:32 p.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses
What is the best way to insulate a home from the outside?
Posted by Sylvie Gagnon Dec. 12, 2017, 11:58 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses
How do you calculate window height and location for passive solar heating?
Posted by Daniel Gardener Sept. 12, 2019, 8:54 a.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses
Are Insulated Concrete Forms and Gigacrete panels good?
Posted by Dallin Sumpter Feb. 21, 2019, 2:46 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 5 Responses
How do you attach exterior siding without affecting the air barrier on a passive house?
Posted by Scott Bowker July 16, 2018, 11:07 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 3 Responses