Find / Discussions

Can you recommend consultant for hire to optimize tiny home build?

...find out locally if there are restrictions about parking them as well, that's the other issue with tiny houses on wheels. Best of luck!

Posted by Felicia Hobert July 20, 2020, 5:39 p.m. Tiny house 3 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

Which of the passive home prefab kits are available in Quebec?

We are looking to build a passive home in Gore Quebec and are looking for a builder to guide us through our best options for prefab materials / kits. All of th...

Posted by Shawna Dunbar June 16, 2020, 3:51 p.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

Where can I find qualified green builders/modular or prefab homes in Port Townsend WA?

Looking to build a retirement home. 3 bed 2 bath 1500 to 2000 sq ft- one level. Hi Alyne, We have a number of prefab modular Kit houses that can meet LEED or P...

Posted by Alyne Galm June 27, 2020, 3:40 p.m. Architecture and plan design 3 Responses

Hello EcoHome I was wondering, do you offer your home kits to Massachusetts?

I am interested in passive/net zero home (prefab/modular). You can see all of our LEED and Passive House ready kit houses on this page here , and yes, they are...

Posted by Kimberly Luce July 23, 2020, 7:26 p.m. Architecture and plan design 3 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 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

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

Why insulate the walls rather than the floor joists in a crawlspace?

...find many crawlspaces where they are insulated between the floor joists rather than the walls. Is there any benefit to this or should the walls be insulated ins...

Posted by Ron Monk June 2, 2021, 9:31 p.m. Crawl spaces 3 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 kind of insulation do you recommend to put on my exterior sheet rock wall?

...find more information. Thanks, Insulating the exterior walls of older homes has to be done carefully so you don’t trap moisture. I would recommend you use som...

Posted by Uwe Thomas May 22, 2020, 10 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

What's the difference between EPS and GPS insulation?

...find here in QC, I've bumped into a 4' x 8' x 1" thick board, called GPS. Do you have a webpage about GPS insulation? I want to insulate my existing basement co...

Posted by Ronald Tetrault Feb. 3, 2021, 5:22 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 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

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

...find out where to start, eg. should I seal the house, then insulate the outside basement wall, to the roof, then re-side the house, and insulate roof. Or insula...

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

What is the best way to insulate a concrete block house?

...find a wood frame celtex and empty wall cavities. I found concrete block. Now I longer worry about tornadoes but I need to insulate my home. I am planning a com...

Posted by kent wardecke Oct. 17, 2020, 11 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

How do you make an airtight house envelope?

...find knowledgeable professional to make airtight passive house. Luckily I was around to correct below ground insulation in time before slab was poured, but need...

Posted by Valeriy Kraydman Dec. 1, 2020, 2:52 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 1 Responses

What type of insulation under an outdoor deck frame with 2x8s?

...find any would going with 2x6 will make a big difference? I though of covering the wool with 1" rigid board to close it off and limit rodent. I m in Quebec Cana...

Posted by Eric Dalpe Sept. 15, 2020, 9:13 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 4 Responses