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How do I apply for a free energy audit?

Renovating our basement including replacement of boiler, new windows and insulation. Am I eligible for a free energy audit? if so, who can i contact for one? W...

Posted by Mary Wong Oct. 15, 2021, 11:49 a.m. Grants and incentives 1 Responses

Where do you find free energy audits and Canadian Net Zero grants?

...energy audits in Canada. But I can actually find where these incentives can be put in motion. Can you please help me find where to look?

Posted by Ian Macmillan July 10, 2020, 8:52 a.m. Grants and incentives 0 Responses

How do I get a free energy audit?

We need our windows replaced An energy audit needs to be performed on site of course, so you would need to find someone in your region. Where are you located? ...

Posted by Rick Bittman May 27, 2021, 1:43 p.m. How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals 1 Responses

Will I save energy by lowering my thermostat at night?

...energy it will use - just as the inverse is true for your fridge - although fridge organization is necessary to reduce food waste . Heat loss increases with a g...

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

What is the best insulation for a small energy neutral home project?

...energy efficiency . Finding the best insulation really depends on individual circumstances, learn more here - What is the best insulation for a home? And we...

Posted by Dan Gull Nov. 11, 2019, 6:40 a.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 4 Responses

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

...energy pays for the infrastructure, and the added benefit is that I’m paying down the system rather than watching money just disappear every month to utility bi...

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

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

...energy audit, you can read about blower door tests and energy audits for renovation upgrades here . And in case you are in Canada here are a couple other pages ...

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

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

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

is there a SketchNanoGard Review?

...energy efficiency of our building. We've looked at the typical options, but we are also exploring some more unconventional routes. We happened upon a product na...

Posted by Island Lake June 24, 2020, 2:37 a.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

Which is the best way of solar heating an indoor public swimming pool to save operating costs?

...energy costs. Please give me information about this. Thank you in advance for your tips and advice. Sincerelly, John Stavropoulos Using solar thermal collec...

Posted by Ιωάννης Σταυρόπουλος March 29, 2020, 12:50 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses

How to insulate an apartment you don't own?

...Energy Saving Tips for Green Homes For now, assuming a reasonably ‘cold’ climate and also running with the assumption of air leaks , you could do a lot to...

Posted by Teresa Cunningham Oct. 21, 2019, 3 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the cost of a Net Zero House?

I am trying to find out how much to build a small zero net home on land outside of Vancouver, sea to sky, who do I talk to? Is there a cost calculator or build...

Posted by SD Holman May 19, 2018, 3:14 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 4 Responses

Why do you say building on a slab is more ecological than starting with a basement?

I watched a presentation by Emmanuel Cosgrove of Ecohome who said that a house built on an insulated slab floor was much more ecological and more affordable th...

Posted by Geri P Dec. 11, 2017, 11:45 a.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

What are the ingredient for making a dyi Water battery?

...energy? There are different types of battery as you mention, Lithium Ion, Lead acid, Saltwater and even a Supercapacitor. As for making your own home battery, I...

Posted by louis-jacques Wens Dec. 10, 2020, 8:32 a.m. Electricity 1 Responses

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

...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 and Energy Recov...

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

Should you keep duct work out of the attic?

Research has shown vented roof with air tight attic can save 20% energy. Have you done that before? And suggestion for new 2 story build ? I don’t fully unde...

Posted by Frank Liu July 23, 2020, 8:53 a.m. Ventilation 1 Responses