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?
Electric Hot Water Heaters - should I install two smaller ones or big one?
Posted by Shaun B June 28, 2019, 2:14 p.m. Hot water 1 Responses
Starting from scratch in a Victorian row house: how should I heat/cool my home?
Posted by Elizabeth Brown Feb. 26, 2019, 9:09 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses
Current info and references for Legalett Air Heated Shallow Foundation system
Posted by Steve Sykes Aug. 18, 2019, 3:21 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses
Is a vapor barrier necessary under a concrete slab with foam insulation and if so, where does the plastic vapor barrier go??
Posted by Les Poldark Aug. 17, 2019, 12:19 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 3 Responses
What is the best option for building our next resilient home?
Posted by John Bae Aug. 27, 2019, 3:55 p.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses
How do you attach exterior siding without disturbing the air barrier, on a passive home build?
Posted by Scott Bowker July 16, 2018, 11:07 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 3 Responses
Insulating under the footings of a frost protected shallow foundation
Posted by Jon Piana April 15, 2019, 8:45 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses
HVAC replacement for old home? Chronic illness (air quality) being key importance...
Posted by Niki Harrison Sept. 6, 2019, 4:32 p.m. HRV and ERV 2 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
What is the best way to frame window openings when adding exterior insulation?
Posted by Anwas Qwelten May 30, 2019, 8:16 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses
What is the best type of radiant floor heating for a garage?
Posted by Anonymous March 24, 2017, 11:14 a.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses
If a passive house is designed well is it worth the extra cost for Low E (High solar gain) coatings?
Posted by Joe Van Kuren June 7, 2019, 8:37 p.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses
My basement is smelly and humid, what can I do about that?
Posted by Anonymous Feb. 8, 2017, 10:22 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses