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Can these be built in California or Washington?

...California? If so, when are you building? We hope to be able to provide high performance modular prefab kit houses to in the Western US states in the near futur...

Posted by Steven J July 4, 2020, 10:24 p.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

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

for home renovations We don’t currently have a directory of green builders to offer unfortunately, but this page can help you I think - Tips for finding a re...

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

Where can I buy hemp batt insulation in Canada?

...California). We will soon be suppling Hemp Insulation and Hemp Building Products , we are currently in the process of setting that up, so I would suggest Joinin...

Posted by Jen Moffat Sept. 23, 2020, 12:48 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Do you have suggestion for non-toxic closet design company, or materials?

...California, and I want to avoid toxic materials, particularly in the bedrooms. Can't seem to find alternatives other than wood, which gets quite expensive. Woul...

Posted by Nicole Lucas Haimes Oct. 11, 2019, 10:51 p.m. Materials and resources 1 Responses

What kind of insulation do you recommend to put on my exterior sheet rock wall?

...California. Our house is 50 years old and I would like to add insulation to the outside of our stucco siding (concrete like material, about 3/4" thick). I was t...

Posted by Uwe Thomas May 22, 2020, 10 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

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

...California. We want to do this basement conversion as sustainably as possible with good air quality and there seem to be a lot of different spray foams availabl...

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

What is the best way to heat an off grid home?

...California's Mendocino coast. I'm leaning toward using an oversized PV solar array to run a heat pump to store and circulate hot water (rather than hot air) thr...

Posted by Michelle Nason Aug. 8, 2018, 1:48 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 3 Responses

How do you build a mold-free basement in a new construction house?

...California is a lot easier than in cold and humid climates, so that is a big advantage for you there as you have less issues with moisture and no risk of frost ...

Posted by Charmaine Herzig Feb. 10, 2020, 7:32 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

What are the factors I should consider for choosing between a slab on grade and basement?

...California for example, you'd have a hard time finding a basement because they build all their houses on slabs and don't give it a second thought. And... if a d...

Posted by Shaun B April 2, 2019, 6:35 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses