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How do I find a qualified Passive House builder?

...builder excited about changing from his "go to" building style. To find a qualified Passive House builder in your area you could start with this page here which...

Posted by Kyle Burgmeier Feb. 18, 2021, 8:25 p.m. How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals 1 Responses

Where can I find green house builder in Loma Linda Ca?

...builders to offer unfortunately, but this page can help you I think - Tips for finding a reliable green home builder There you will get an idea of the kind ...

Posted by Yasmeen Zahid July 2, 2020, 1:59 p.m. How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals 1 Responses

Do you know of a qualified builder in the Niagara Region, Ontario?

...builders to offer unfortunately, but this page can help you I think - Tips for finding a reliable green home builder There you will get an idea of the kind ...

Posted by David Edgar July 7, 2020, 1:40 p.m. How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals 1 Responses

How do I find a green builder in my region?

...builder to incorporate as much green homer building techniques into the new house as possible. I don't know how to go about locating a competent builder, any id...

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

Where can I find qualified green builders/modular or prefab homes in Port Townsend WA?

Looking to build a retirement home. 3 bed 2 bath 1500 to 2000 sq ft- one level. Hi Alyne, We have a number of prefab modular Kit houses that can meet LEED or P...

Posted by Alyne Galm June 27, 2020, 3:40 p.m. Architecture and plan design 3 Responses

Which of the passive home prefab kits are available in Quebec?

...builder to guide us through our best options for prefab materials / kits. All of the prefab eco-friendly modular kit houses in our Kit home pages are available ...

Posted by Shawna Dunbar June 16, 2020, 3:51 p.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

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

...builder? If we install triple pane windows, do I still need to install double windows for each opening to retain the envelope? I am looking for a builder in SE ...

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

How do you prevent walls from rotting in humid climates?

...builder does not always equate to being a quality builder, nor does every builder take durability into consideration when designing. You do live in a more humid...

Posted by Rose Alderson Nov. 5, 2018, 4:34 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

What is safer than OSB for someone with multiple chemical sensitivities?

...builder. Thank you in advance? OSB isn’t considered to be overly toxic, but it is not impossible that you are experiencing sensitivities to it. There are altern...

Posted by Ian Smith April 27, 2020, 1:01 p.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

Slab on Grade for House in Grand Rapids MI - Can I get Prefab form kits & Assistance easily?

...builder? The house will probably have a partial basement but the slab section, ideally with your hot air radiant heat system, would be about 1000 square feet. T...

Posted by Greg Hooks Nov. 20, 2019, 3:35 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Does insulating a slab on grade make the building less stable?

...builder told me he would not recommend that due to the entire weight of the building resting on the insulation sandwiched between the ground and the slab. What ...

Posted by Nicolas Jalbert May 28, 2018, 4:56 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

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

...builder suggested using spray foam insulation as he says it's a good choice for insulating and sealing CMU basement walls and floor in northern California. We w...

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

is a double vapor barrier on a South Florida roof bad?

...builder and will be installing roof myself, but spray foam of course by professionals.

Posted by Arthur Moore April 6, 2020, 12:57 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 0 Responses

Can you install a slab on grade foundation in the Fall and leave it over winter?

...builder was suggesting that we at least start with the foundation in the fall and then start work back up again in the spring. This may be okay when installin...

Posted by Matthew Gioia Sept. 21, 2020, 9:15 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

How do you insulate a cathedral ceiling?

...builder is using 16.5 deep trusses 24” off centre, I want to achieve R-80 in roof. The coat of continuous insulation always works on the outside of dense pa...

Posted by Raoul Lions Oct. 19, 2019, 8:07 a.m. Roof assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

Do you need ventilation in a cold storage pantry in a high performance house?

...builder assures me condensation will not be an issue and that we don't need any ventilation. Presumably airflow is still important for food preservation? Altern...

Posted by Brad Sullivan April 12, 2021, 1:13 a.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

What is the best non toxic insulation for a house?

...builder recommends spray foam insulation. I do not want a toxic household. We are building on an island in Florida and the house is 12 feet off the ground. What...

Posted by Jude Smith Sept. 10, 2021, 10:12 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

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

The LED light came on indicating a filter change, though my builder told me that was optional. Do I need a new filter or can I wash and reuse the existing one?...

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