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Where do I start to build a small, affordable, low-maintenance house?
Posted by Ocean-Lynn Georgelin Oct. 22, 2019, 11:40 p.m. Concept and design 2 Responses
What are your thoughts on a Yurt for colder climates?
Posted by Lexy Cara Jan. 23, 2020, 1:39 p.m. Tiny house 1 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
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
Should I install two small electric hot water heaters - ones or big one?
Posted by Shaun B June 28, 2019, 2:14 p.m. Hot water 1 Responses
What infloor radiant heating would you use in a corewood home design?
Posted by John Yoho Feb. 6, 2020, 10:59 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses
Which is best between well water vs rain water harvesting?
Posted by dean c April 24, 2020, 4:40 p.m. Rainwater harvesting 1 Responses
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 your experience and thoughts on pre-fab wall assemblies?
Posted by Shaun B Nov. 12, 2019, 4:16 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 2 Responses
Air source heat pumps: Which brand has the best performance?
Posted by Mike Brigham Jan. 22, 2020, 9:25 a.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses
What flooring options work with a passive solar design?
Posted by Christopher Dunn Feb. 23, 2020, 11:50 a.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses
I want to insulate the outside of my house, which type of insulation do you think is best?
Posted by Joe F Nov. 15, 2017, 10:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses
What is the best way to insulate the ceiling of my crawl space?
Posted by Judy Mendel Feb. 17, 2020, 11:10 p.m. Crawl spaces 4 Responses
Can I use an old patio door thermal pane as the cover for a solar air heater?
Posted by Fred Miller May 20, 2019, 11:44 a.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses
Is it possible to reconcile installing a wood stove in a airtight, super-insulated house?
Posted by rick seward Dec. 23, 2018, 2:49 p.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 1 Responses
Where can I buy green home building plans and blue prints?
Posted by Moyra Francis Oct. 25, 2019, 5:55 p.m. Concept and design 2 Responses
Can I use a solar thermal water heater to heat my pool in the summer and the floor of the garage that I am going to build?
Posted by Bill Loucks Oct. 5, 2019, 9:48 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses
What is the best insulation for a small energy neutral home project?
Posted by Dan Gull Nov. 11, 2019, 6:40 a.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 3 Responses
What are your thoughts about incorporating natural ventilation techniques into the heating/cooling/ventilation design of a house?
Posted by dean c Jan. 18, 2020, 3:51 p.m. Ventilation 1 Responses