Climate change / Discussions

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

...climate change and environmental concerns - but we're wary of greenwashing, so I would value your opinion as to spray foam insulation in general for basement co...

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

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

...climate has a huge swing in temperature (60 degrees F) this also alters the humidity levels - which also change around a fair amount based on wind direction, te...

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

Can you spray foam a house from the outside?

...Climate Change Spray foam insulation (or SPUF) would act as the air barrier , and as long as you have at least 2 inches it would also be a suitable vapor barr...

Posted by Joan Lawrence July 11, 2019, 7:17 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

Does using T & G wood plank instead of drywall affect where we put the vapor & air barrier?

...change the placement of the vapour barrier in the wall assembly . But why leave a short answer when you can get all wordy about something? Alternatives to dry...

Posted by Sue Colbourne Nov. 9, 2019, 6:16 p.m. Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces 3 Responses

How should I insulate basement Walls in climate zone 5?

I live in climate zone 5 in USA and plan to frame basement walls roughly 3” away from concrete and then place mineral wool between the studs. I do not plan to ...

Posted by Chad Johnson March 25, 2019, 8:33 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What do you think of insulated T Studs in Canada?

...climate change impact rather than being 1,430 times worse. I would also wonder about the cost, since they don’t look cheap. We know it takes an investment to ...

Posted by Lee Watt June 3, 2019, 10:57 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

Do we have the option to build to meet the reqs. of the Living Building Challenge?

...climate change and the negative impacts (just to name a few). So is it possible that one can work with EcoHome to create these Living Building homes. Currently ...

Posted by Lydia Singh Jan. 8, 2020, 1:30 a.m. Green building certifications 4 Responses

How do you fix a moisture problem in a finished basement?

...climate change

Posted by Margo MACFARLANE Oct. 28, 2019, 10:24 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

Can you Insulate a Cinder block basement foundation with Rockwool?

...Climate Zone 3A in the South Eastern US is a predominantly hot and humid climate with a certain amount heating days, so you’re obviously doing more cooling than...

Posted by Victor B June 19, 2019, 11:41 p.m. Basements improvements 5 Responses

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

...climate and how well the slab is insulated. That is one advantage to the Legalett system, each slab is designed to meet the needs of it's specific climate ( her...

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

Basement reno - How do I effectively insulate my basement?

...climate zone , the water table on your property , and your own personal preferences for material selection, and the list goes on... So the best advice we can ...

Posted by Steve J Feb. 13, 2019, 10:25 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses