Energy efficiency upgrade / Discussions

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

...upgrade that tells me you are planning to drop a significant amount of money. I would suggest you get an energy audit and blower door test to determine the cu...

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

Is it smart to lay plastic under a pier and beam cottage and should I close it in?

...efficiency . You most likely already heat it on occasion, so I think you may be wise to also at least insulate between the floor joists if you just go for the v...

Posted by b port Oct. 31, 2021, 3:19 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

What do you look for when buying an existing home to convert to a green home?

...energy efficiency upgrade and retrofit is as green a home as you will get. We have several pages that will help you in that respect, so I’ll link them below. Ar...

Posted by Ismael Rumzan Nov. 30, 2021, 8:02 a.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

What is the best way to make a row house in Montreal Quebec more energy efficient?

...efficiency and cost efficiency and eco-friedliness. What would ecohome do?! What you are describing is pretty much exactly my house in Montreal be...

Posted by Elizabeth Brown Feb. 26, 2019, 9:09 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

Will I save energy by lowering my thermostat at night?

...Energy Audit and found that my home has 6.5ACH at 50 pascals. Providing I performed the "recommended" upgrades for air sealing (which I am in the midst of) it i...

Posted by Ryan Peterson May 1, 2018, 11:51 a.m. Heating and cooling 4 Responses

Can you spray foam a house from the outside?

I live in Calgary, Alberta. My house is a 1940s bungalow with a second storey added in 1988. We are replacing the vinyl siding with Hardie Board, and want to i...

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

How do I stop a leak from my attic?

I'm getting water dripping down the inside walls of two opposite exterior walls. I checked the attic and found 1) frost of the underside of the roofing plywood...

Posted by Markus Duess Feb. 11, 2019, 12:42 a.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses