Energy retrofit / Discussions

We installed windows last fall, are we eligible for the grant?

...energy efficiency upgrades?

Posted by PAUL JONES O/A CASKETS2GO June 5, 2021, 10:13 p.m. Grants and incentives 0 Responses

Can you add exterior rigid foam insulation (e.g. EPS) with replacing windows?

...energy retrofit to several 1960's chalet style cabins in Northern VT. Budget matters and the windows of the cabins are in reasonably decent shape. We have a str...

Posted by Peter Milliken Nov. 9, 2020, 9:13 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 0 Responses

Are their grants in my area?

We have an extremely old house and we are loosing lots of heat!

Posted by Shannon Hutchison Jan. 29, 2021, 10:30 a.m. Grants and incentives 0 Responses

What kind of incentive are available for a high performance net zero home?

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Posted by Matt Garrod March 28, 2021, 3:37 p.m. Grants and incentives 1 Responses

How do I get an assessment of heat loss for my home?

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Posted by jennifer jolly Jan. 13, 2021, 7:33 p.m. Grants and incentives 1 Responses

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

What is the best way to insulate from the outside? Rock wool? How costly of a project is this? Here is an article that will give you a starting place about tea...

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

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

I have many issues with my house where should I start?

...energy efficient upgrades. Please have a read on a few of these pages, and once you have a better idea of what you want to get done and your budget we are mor...

Posted by Bryan Squirrell Sept. 29, 2019, 3:08 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

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

...energy audit and blower door test to determine the current energy consumption, that also tells you were your weakest points are so you know where your money is ...

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

What is the most comfortable heating system for a home?

...energy retrofit? For perspective – A well-insulated home with good quality windows will be more comfortable, even when you aren’t close to the heat source. If y...

Posted by Catharine Jans Dec. 11, 2017, 11:25 a.m. Heating with electricity 1 Responses

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

...energy retrofit for high end performance (It’s LEED Platinum), you could back off a bit on the insulation levels if it helped you afford a geothermal system. ...

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

For home renovation, is it better to install insulation on the inside or outside?

Hi, I have a 1955 red all brick bungalow. the interior walls are a very thick plaster board (maybe 1" or more thick). I want to take the walls down to the stud...

Posted by Neil Richardson Jan. 29, 2019, 4:09 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Can you insulate an existing slab on grade floor?

...energy analyses done, and received recommendation to insulate around the outside of the foundation with 4 inches of closed cell foam sheets up to the bottom of ...

Posted by Patrick Berkeley Dec. 31, 2020, 10:14 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 5 Responses

Can I add Larsen Trusses and cellulose to 1920s House in Minneapolis?

...energy-efficiency you need to be careful not to trap moisture inside walls. What you read about installing a poly vapor barrier on the outside of a building is ...

Posted by Ken Traefald Feb. 17, 2020, 2:30 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 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