Air quality / Discussions

Can you put hemp insulation in an attic?

...air barrier. If you don’t have a proper air barrier and you are removing all the insulation, then that is really the perfect opportunity to lay one down. Air ...

Posted by Pamella Weatherly-Phillips Aug. 16, 2019, 11:49 a.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Where can I find Natural Interior Paint?

We required natural Interior paint, can you tell us which brand you prefer or where we can get some? Finding non-toxic zero VOC paint is much easier now and is...

Posted by Ramana Murty April 2, 2020, 4:45 p.m. Paints, finishes and natural coatings 1 Responses

Can you help trouble shoot my Lunos HRV e2 system in my tiny home?

...airs, with one unit blowing in while the other blows out. Exhaust air heats the core, and incoming air is warmed by the core, and in order to make that happen, ...

Posted by L Dingwall May 24, 2018, 11:06 p.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

How do you fix high humidity levels in a basement?

...air from the basement will rise to the living area , so fix the problem down there and you may fix it upstairs. If you do plan to do further work, we can certai...

Posted by JR Tadinac Aug. 21, 2019, 11:26 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 3 Responses

How do know if I have a gas leak ? It's a ventless heater

My partner is putting radiant flooring with a professional in our living greenhouse. But for now he has purchased a ventless wall heater. He claims he smells n...

Posted by Margherita Sewell Jan. 29, 2021, 4:59 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a home from the outside?

...air barrier. If you do add new plywood sheathing, you could just tape the joints and it will act as your air barrier Read all about how to insulate exterior w...

Posted by Sylvie Gagnon Dec. 12, 2017, 11:58 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Where can I purchase non-toxic interior wall panels near Laval, Quebec?

...air quality , but most basements are built wrong unfortunately and end up rotten and moldy sometimes in a few short years, that would be the most toxic wall I c...

Posted by Louise Goulet Nov. 30, 2019, 1:14 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Hello EcoHome I was wondering, do you offer your home kits to Massachusetts?

I am interested in passive/net zero home (prefab/modular). You can see all of our LEED and Passive House ready kit houses on this page here , and yes, they are...

Posted by Kimberly Luce July 23, 2020, 7:26 p.m. Architecture and plan design 3 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a crawlspace to keep humidity down and stop odors?

...air quality . They are also a good source of questions for us! This page below is a good place to start for you - How to Insulate a Crawlspac and Prevent Mold...

Posted by Dave Bell Oct. 24, 2019, 3:57 p.m. Crawl spaces 3 Responses

How do you replace windows in a double stud wall house?

...air them In order to be able to carry the load and transfer it to the support members on either side, it needs to be sized correctly for the span to ensure it...

Posted by Sasha June 25, 2018, 10:25 p.m. Windows and doors 3 Responses

Is There a Difference Between an Air Barrier and vapor barrier?

...airs. This page explains it clearly - The difference between air barriers and vapor barriers What is almost certainly happening is that warm, humid air is e...

Posted by Sherri Mccormick Aug. 17, 2018, 3:24 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

Halo Exterra rigid exterior insulation - has anyone work with it?

...air barrier right? Tape it well! Here is another page that may be of value, it's about air barriers and vapour barriers. Glad you're finding value in our page...

Posted by George Shannon Jan. 21, 2020, 3:39 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 6 Responses

What is the best material to use on top of plywood for water proofing?

...air barrier, see our how to install an air barrier properly DIY video . ZIP systems are a good ‘all-in-one house sheathing / weather barrier product, but you wo...

Posted by Babak K July 27, 2020, 12:22 a.m. Air and vapour barriers 3 Responses

Is a vapor barrier necessary under a concrete slab with foam insulation and if so, where does go?

...air quality in a home . Ok Mike, thanks for the great response and suggestions. What I'm getting from this is that I should maybe consider using a double thickn...

Posted by Grady 22 Aug. 17, 2019, 12:19 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 3 Responses

Should I build a basement or slab on grade?

...quality house with one level below grade. Hi Robert. We are in the same exact situation. How are you folks proceeding. Everything I am reading indicates a sl...

Posted by robert baker March 27, 2020, 6:54 p.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 9 Responses

How do you lower high radon levels in a basement?

I have a house to sell, I already have contract. we stayed 13 years in that home with full finished basement. In Radon test result is 7.5pCi/L . What should we...

Posted by Uma Parekh May 22, 2020, 11:54 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

how do I get a free quote for the EcoHabitat S 1600 for Ontario?

in southern ontario If you go onto pages of any individual models of prefab kit houses for sale and in your case the S1600 , you will see a tab to request a qu...

Posted by sheila miller July 10, 2020, 10:12 a.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

Where do I start to build a small, affordable, low-maintenance house?

...quality that can meet those requirements. That’s a good thing for living off grid because it keeps your heating costs down, which In your case I imagine is like...

Posted by Ocean-Lynn Georgelin Oct. 22, 2019, 11:40 p.m. Concept and design 2 Responses