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Does anyone have any experience or thoughts on a geodesic dome ecohome?

...advantages and disadvantages of geodesic dome construction for energy efficiency in a zone 3 climate. Would the advantages of a geodesic shape such as the fewer...

Posted by Tyler Chidester Dec. 12, 2019, 4 a.m. Concept and design 0 Responses

What are the options for radiant heat with a slab on grade?

...advantages and disadvantages for using a product such as Warmboard as an alternative to a radiant heating system that is built directly into the slab? Radiant h...

Posted by August Wehrmann Feb. 3, 2019, 6:52 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

How do you seal up an old fireplace chimney?

...advantages: -exterior esthetics remain unaffected -there is a bedroom located on the other side of the inner wall of the brick chimney. Filling the chimney ...

Posted by Gord Nov. 2, 2017, 10:06 a.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 3 Responses

What are your thoughts on a Yurt for colder climates?

...advantages to living in a Yurt in winter, but if it’s a suitable lifestyle for you then yes, you can do it no problem. If you are open to options and it fits yo...

Posted by Lexy Cara Jan. 23, 2020, 1:39 p.m. Tiny house 1 Responses

What is your opinion about building a garage on posts (screw piles)?

...advantages and disadvantages that will come with it, so the following may help you make a decision - The advantages of screw pile construction: Using screw ...

Posted by Les P Dec. 11, 2017, 2:21 p.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

Why do you say building on a slab is more ecological than starting with a basement?

...advantages: We would be remiss if we did not acknowledge the downsides of slab construction, and they exist: The disadvantages we find are the same ones you...

Posted by Geri P Dec. 11, 2017, 11:45 a.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

Spray Foam for basements, which of the different types are best environmentally?

...advantages - the ones with the newer more eco-friendly blowing agents) can be found at this page here, so have a look as it will likely answer most of your ques...

Posted by Rose Adams Jan. 9, 2020, 9:33 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

What is the best type of heating system?

...advantages of heating with electricity. Over 90% of energy in British Columbia comes from renewable resources, so heating with electricity would be the greene...

Posted by Jennifer Doll Jan. 20, 2020, 11:59 p.m. Heating and cooling 3 Responses