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Do you sell and ship kits in the southwest United States?

We are buying land for an off grid cabin in Flagstaff arizona, 8200 feet elevation so it gets a good amount of snow. Flat buildng lot. Will be on solar, septic...

Posted by Tracey Locke May 31, 2020, 12:57 p.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

Where can you find a grey water recycling system for our washing machine?

We are looking for a grey water recycling system intigration to our washing machine system to be install at our complex. Such installation and intigration will...

Posted by Sameep Shirodkar June 7, 2020, 10:06 a.m. Greywater Recycling 1 Responses

how can I find diy green roof supplies in the Vancouver area?

Would like to put a green roof on our existing garage, its approx 70 years old. Where can we get materials to b iuld like to do it ourselves?

Posted by Rachel Riding April 13, 2020, 12:15 p.m. Roof coverings 0 Responses

Where can I find caulking and adhesives without antimicrobial (biocides) chemicals?

Although many caulking and adhesive products are now solvent-free and NO or LOW VOC, many contain synthetic antimicrobials or "antifungals" or mildewcides, or ...

Posted by Riki Luri Jan. 10, 2020, 9:55 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 0 Responses

Is Blum hardware LBC compliant or free of Red List components?

I can find no information on this online and Blum seems to be vague about it also. Any assistance would be appreciated. That is a great question, and so far we...

Posted by Phil Lipton Aug. 27, 2019, 10:45 a.m. Kitchens 2 Responses

What is the cost of a Net Zero House?

...find/ I have been all over your site and many others and can not find the info. I have as many questions as answers unfortunately, but it will at least get us s...

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

Are air purifiers a good option for keeping my apartment air cleaner?

...find the air in my apartment stale and I don't much like the smell. I don't think it's cooking smells and I don't smoke, I just think its the whole building (3 ...

Posted by Chris George Nov. 14, 2017, 10:53 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

Where can I purchase non-toxic interior wall panels near Laval, Quebec?

...find suppliers in my area. What do you suggest? If you’re doing basement repairs after a flood, before you start shopping for low VOC wall panels , make sure yo...

Posted by Louise Goulet Nov. 30, 2019, 1:14 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What are your thoughts on using large flax straw bales (4x4) to build in Saskatchewan?

...find now. Large bales are cheap and more compact (need less or no precompression). And what about footings? There can be more risk of insects and rodent infesta...

Posted by Al Birchard Nov. 11, 2019, 12:56 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 3 Responses

How do you prevent mold in a finished basement?

We had a water leak in our basement earlier this year and when the contractors started pulling off damaged drywall we were disgusted to find that our basement ...

Posted by Brian Cole Nov. 22, 2019, 10:22 a.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Where do I start to build a small, affordable, low-maintenance house?

...find they are: A) a little cramed B) too much maintenance. I then started looking at Earthships which had great ideas but seemed off. Btw, I love your guys's ar...

Posted by Ocean-Lynn Georgelin Oct. 22, 2019, 11:40 p.m. Concept and design 2 Responses

Building a Honka log “pretty good house” planning - thoughts on hvac, ventilation and roof

...find information using it in a log house. For cooling, it'd be a mini split system. Mitsubishi probably. Finally, I'm thinking of a metallic roof with therm...

Posted by Klemen Novak June 28, 2020, 1:55 a.m. Planning and Design 1 Responses

What are your thoughts on a Yurt for colder climates?

...find one that does not off gas). The idea of a moveable home is attractive to us because we are not sure where we want to settle. We would like to invest in som...

Posted by Lexy Cara Jan. 23, 2020, 1:39 p.m. Tiny house 1 Responses

What kind of insulation do you recommend to put on my exterior sheet rock wall?

...find more information. Thanks,

Posted by Uwe Thomas May 22, 2020, 10 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 0 Responses

What is the most comfortable heating system for a home?

I currently heat my house with electric radiators but I find it very unbalanced, some spots are too hot and some too cold. Is there any system I can install th...

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

What are your thoughts about incorporating natural ventilation techniques into the heating/cooling/ventilation design of a house?

...find much info on your site regarding natural ventilation within an energy efficient house May we ask where you are located? The level of success you would have...

Posted by dean c Jan. 18, 2020, 3:51 p.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

How do I insulate my half below grade basement?

...find it very useful (and educational). I am a carpenter from Scotland living in British Columbia now and as we tend not to have basements at home, I'm finding i...

Posted by tom mckeand Oct. 14, 2019, 11:01 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

How well do Legalett slab on grades work?

...find evidence that this concept has gotten traction over the years in Ontario, specifically in Prince Edward county. Specific questions we have include: 1) Wh...

Posted by Steve Sykes Aug. 18, 2019, 3:21 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses