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What are your thoughts about incorporating natural ventilation techniques into the heating/cooling/ventilation design of a house?

What are your thoughts about incorporating natural ventilation techniques into the heating/cooling/ventilation planning for the whole house as an integrated sy...

Posted by dean c Jan. 18, 2020, 3:51 p.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

What is the best wall & insulation combination for Colorado?

...techniques I have come across, I still have no idea which would be best for my specific climate. If it makes a difference, I intend to have some sort of slab fo...

Posted by Jacob Johannessen July 2, 2020, 11:13 a.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a 2x8 wall?

I have been reading so much on insulation ....and out of the foam boards I think eps might be the best to use, but not sure if the foil face would be good, may...

Posted by Michael Sweglar July 8, 2020, 10:43 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 3 Responses

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

...best approach for exterior insulation on the walls during renovation, any advice on technique, materials or cost comparisons? There are a variety of products an...

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

How do you lower high radon levels in a basement?

...techniques for existing homes that are performed by processionals that specialize in it, which can often mean sub-slab depressurization. I would search radon mi...

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

How do you install your own DIY radon mitigation system?

...best spot to drill/install the pipe into the basement floor? 2. Is there a way to know where the drain pipes goes under the floor? This house was build around...

Posted by Ariel Fridman Jan. 27, 2020, 10:59 a.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 1 Responses

What are the most cost-effective green building strategies in new home construction?

...best windows for high performance homes , and remember that it’s best to have different low E coatings on the south than other sides. Having glazing facing th...

Posted by M T Nov. 4, 2019, 11:07 a.m. Concept and design 3 Responses

What is the best way to do Stucco/E.I.F.S exterior window wraps?

...techniques are bound to fail, or simple mistakes that could have been easily avoided can lead to higher energy bills from heat loss (usually air leakage around ...

Posted by Pat Estes July 17, 2020, 11:50 a.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

How do I find a green builder in my region?

I am thinking of having a house built in Pensylvania, but would like the builder to incorporate as much green homer building techniques into the new house as p...

Posted by Marie Isakower July 26, 2018, 8:12 a.m. How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals 3 Responses

What type of insulation under an outdoor deck frame with 2x8s?

...techniques should apply though, so yes to a vapor barrier on the interior of the insulation before you do pine. And keep in mind that aluminum will be a thermal...

Posted by Eric Dalpe Sept. 15, 2020, 9:13 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 4 Responses

What is the best option for building our next resilient home?

...techniques On top of that, we would suggest you take extra time on resilient home design. Since you won’t be there a lot of the time, try to foresee any issue...

Posted by John Bae Aug. 27, 2019, 3:55 p.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses

Can you use Foam boards on basement walls to stop condensation?

...techniques that you may wish to employ so you have a durable and mold-free basement wall, this page will help – How to fix and prevent mold in basement wall r...

Posted by Chad Johnson Dec. 21, 2019, 7:59 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses