Carbon footprint / Discussions

What type of framing is best to reduce CO2 emissions in a single family home?

...carbon emissions of standard homes built today. Read all about the materials used for construction here – Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home is aff...

Posted by Rachel Rodd Sept. 28, 2020, 3:04 p.m. Wood and organic materials 1 Responses

What is the most efficient passive home design?

...carbon calculator has recently been released, which lets you input different materials to see the overall impact. Calculating the carbon footprint of building...

Posted by Peter Riley Jan. 29, 2020, 9:01 p.m. Passive House 1 Responses

Where can I buy green home building plans and blue prints?

...carbon footprint of the materials required to build houses and the energy required to operate them. The best thing you can do for yourself to ensure you get a...

Posted by Moyra Francis Oct. 25, 2019, 5:55 p.m. Concept and design 2 Responses

What do you think of Legalett Wall Insulation?

...carbon footprint, and it does the job very well. What is different that Legalett has done is to embed a metal rail inside the panel that is used to attach thick...

Posted by Igal H Aug. 19, 2020, 3:52 p.m. Walls and Roofs 1 Responses

What is the best way to renovate and make a self sustaining eco friendly family house?

...carbon footprint, remember that Quebec is powered by renewable energy so as long as your heating system and water heater are powered with electricity you will a...

Posted by Emmanuel Sylvestre Aug. 31, 2020, 8:15 a.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

Are there any updates on the progress of the second demonstration house?

...carbon footprint on this page here - Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home is affordably Close There have been Legalett air-heated floors across Can...

Posted by dean c April 30, 2019, 7:58 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 2 Responses

Can you do an update on Ecohome’s new demo house?

...carbon footprint of the S1600 Eco-Habitat prefab kit house that the slab was made for is now finished, all except the solar panels unfortunately! We hope to hav...

Posted by dean c Oct. 16, 2019, 2:04 a.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

In Ottawa, are geothermal heat pumps efficient?

...carbon way to heat and cool a home. You can find a pretty detailed breakdown on this page – Is geothermal heating (GSHP) worth the investment for homes? And...

Posted by John Ioannou July 20, 2020, 12:19 p.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses

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

...carbon footprint of insulation as well as the cost of buying it starts to add up, so adding thick insulation in the floor won’t help you save money or energy I ...

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

What is the best approach to insulate the floor in a tiny home, built on a trailer?

...carbon footprint per square foot of living space given the fuel costs of pulling a house around and limited room for insulation, adding unnecessary weight would...

Posted by Dustin Hartwig May 28, 2020, 4:31 p.m. Tiny house 3 Responses

Can you recommend consultant for hire to optimize tiny home build?

...carbon footprint of a tiny house is to put it on a slab on grade or at least helical piers instead of wheels, and keep your home at home! The other problems w...

Posted by Felicia Hobert July 20, 2020, 5:39 p.m. Tiny house 3 Responses