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What is the best underfloor insulation type for radiant floor heat?

...the material choices we may recommend for green home building in Canada and the US would not necessarily be available there is another thing, but best I can do ...

Posted by David Irwin July 12, 2020, 6:48 a.m. Heating and cooling 1 Responses

What is the best material for flooring?

...the options- How to choose eco-friendly, healthy, durable and beautiful floors Some of the things you want to consider of course start with aesthetics so th...

Posted by Babak K July 17, 2020, 2:09 a.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses

What is the best choice for me, HRV or ERV?

...the most updated energy codes. We are just looking for the best air exchange system. Thanks, John How to choose between an HRV and ERV (Heat Recovery Ventilator...

Posted by John Oakes Jan. 10, 2020, 11:04 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

What type of HRV ventilation system should I use?

...they have a surgery room that needs 20 cycles of fresh air per hour what type of recovery system should I use

Posted by Erik Baardsen March 16, 2021, 7:14 p.m. HRV and ERV 0 Responses

What is the best way to frame window openings when adding exterior insulation?

...the best performance from your windows and to reduce thermal bridging through the rough opening, they are best set inside a bit. You can see a thermal image of ...

Posted by Anwas Qwelten May 30, 2019, 8:16 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

Should I get an HRV or an ERV?

...the fact that I may not have an airtight home? If yes....which is the best brand for my climate ??? Whether you are better to have an HRV Heat recovery ventil...

Posted by RUPINDER ARORA March 12, 2021, 10:23 a.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

What is the best material to use for wall and roof insulation?

...the best home insulation , you’ll find a list of the pros and cons of different types of insulation here on this page – What is the best insulation for a home...

Posted by Babak K July 12, 2020, 8:43 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Is an HRV or ERV system best in a cold climate?

...the woods, but rather a large comfortable home. Here are a few pages that may help you along the way Choosing Solar Panels Choosing the Best Woodstove P...

Posted by Michael Duncan Nov. 14, 2019, 3:53 a.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

How do you insulate a 70s home with 2x4 walls that has fiber glass insulation?

...the studs? And did you have a performance goal in mind (as in how many inches) or a budget limitation? Best is to strip it back to the sheathing then choose an ...

Posted by Mark Aussenegg Nov. 26, 2018, 6:49 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the best insulation Under 2" Cement flat Roof in NYC?

...there For NYC What is the best insulation Under 2" Cement slab Roof for energy efficiency and water leaks? Maybe 2 layers? The base for the roof will be Metal...

Posted by Rafael Mor March 29, 2019, 5:19 a.m. Roof assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

What is your experience and thoughts on pre-fab wall assemblies?

...the rain for weeks or months to get saturated and warped. The next level up from that are companies that offer prefab ‘turn key’ homes to choose from, and the...

Posted by Shaun B Nov. 12, 2019, 4:16 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 2 Responses

What is the best wall design for cold climates?

...There is not one perfect wall system we would point you towards, but rather give you some tips on how to determine that yourself. The building science basics vi...

Posted by Jeremy Hull Jan. 20, 2021, 10:21 a.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

Can we make a well insulated timber frame home?

...the joints properly ( see our page on how to do an air barrier properly ) then it can also be airtight. The foam within the core of a SIP acts as the vapor barr...

Posted by Jeremy Sewall Feb. 18, 2021, 1:47 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

How do I find a reliable house inspector in Ottawa, Ontario?

...ther places) are not government regulated so it is up to you to choose wisely. One of the best ways to choose any kind of contractor is to get referrals from fr...

Posted by Christa Mooney April 3, 2021, 1:17 p.m. How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals 1 Responses

What is the best wall & insulation combination for Colorado?

...the best insulation for a home? In there you will learn the different characteristics of various insulation materials, the decision then comes down to product...

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

What is the best way to seal around windows?

...there might be caulking around windows and door on the outside. Now I'm wondering if there is any insulation around any of the windows and doors that were all i...

Posted by Bryan Squirrell Oct. 8, 2019, 8:53 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

What type of insulation should I put on the exterior of my new home?

...the exterior as well. The most common rigid insulation used on the exterior of buildings is EPS foam, there are options but EPS would be the easiest go-to, and ...

Posted by Alex Kesheshian April 23, 2020, 12:22 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

Should we renovate or get a Prefab Kit house?

...then came across the option of the Pre Fab Kit. Could we speak with someone directly to find out more information and if this would be feasible for us financial...

Posted by Ali Mackenzie Aug. 12, 2020, 7:44 p.m. Concept and design 1 Responses