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Has anyone used Lunos Ductless HRVs in Alberta and passed inspection?

...find out would be 475 High Performance Building Supply , they are the distributor and can offer you technical advice as well, if anyone can help you get it pass...

Posted by Michelle Dimaano Nov. 4, 2019, 12:41 p.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

What is the most efficient passive home design?

Are styrofoam forms a good idea? To find the most efficient Passive House wall, if your intention is to reduce your carbon footprint, starts with choosing mate...

Posted by Peter Riley Jan. 29, 2020, 9:01 p.m. Passive House 1 Responses

How hard is it to build a LEED Platinum House?

...find your way to the video guide we created following its construction, that may be of value to you as well. Also check out the following pages, best of luck! ...

Posted by Sattar Alfa Aug. 31, 2018, 11:11 p.m. LEED Homes 1 Responses

Is the ZIP sheathing system good or bad for water control?

...find the vapor barrier paint here on our site or somewhere else? We tried it (we could because we did the exterior peel and stick membrane I mentioned above), i...

Posted by Trevor Prinz Nov. 26, 2019, 4:03 p.m. Walls and Roofs 5 Responses

What is the best way to insulate the basement of an old house?

...find out what is required, I like the idea of Rockwool all the way, but if it is better to go with EPS then bats. Thanks for your help! Bryan If you’ve read...

Posted by Bryan Squirrell Jan. 14, 2020, 7:59 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Doing an addition, what type of roof is the best to use?

...find all the answers you need. Once you know the options from that page we can help you c hoose the best roof covering , but that depends on a few things - Wher...

Posted by Babak K July 17, 2020, 2:03 a.m. Roof coverings 1 Responses

What is the best type of radiant floor heating for a garage?

...find electric wire systems to be a bit cheaper, but get a quote for each to be sure. If you are planning on doing it yourself, watch some DIY videos and see whi...

Posted by J.F. March 24, 2017, 11:14 a.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a 2x8 wall?

...find 4x8 sheets and do a price comparison. So I would have 2x8 studs then osb then some thermal break , breathable foil , 3/4 space then sheathing. Inside I was...

Posted by Michael Sweglar July 8, 2020, 10:43 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 3 Responses

Lunos HRV - where can I buy them and get advice?

...find more info about HRVs and ERVs here or in the ventilation section of our building guide .

Posted by martin tierney Nov. 16, 2019, 4:57 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

Are Insulated Concrete Forms and Gigacrete panels good?

...find technical details here: Here is a video of a builder describing how he used Nexcem wall forms: https://w...

Posted by Dallin Sumpter Feb. 21, 2019, 2:46 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 5 Responses

Are there non-toxic quartz kitchen counters?

...find one please let us know. You can learn more about stone and other green kitchen counters here - Kitchen Counter Options for Sustainable Green Homes Engi...

Posted by Jackie kierulf June 27, 2018, 11:08 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 2 Responses

Is There a Difference Between an Air Barrier and vapor barrier?

...find and fix the problem - you might consider doing a blower door test (which pressurizes and depressurizes the house) to help find and seal leaks. And think of...

Posted by Sherri Mccormick Aug. 17, 2018, 3:24 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

Should a Vapor Barrier be installed over Exterior Grade Plywood?

...find its way through a wall assembly until it reaches the cool vapour barrier, where it is at risk of condensing. You definitely need some form or vapor barrier...

Posted by Michael Klauck March 6, 2020, 1:24 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 1 Responses

What is the best solar water heating system?

...find out. Thank you. I'll look into the DC option and look forward to any updates from you.

Posted by Geri Rhodes July 6, 2018, 3:35 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 2 Responses

What is your recommendation for an air source heat pump?

...find an air to air heat pump that will tie into my existing duct work. It appears Mitsubishi Electric does not currently sell this product and I believe their h...

Posted by Martin Dandeneau July 9, 2020, 2:30 p.m. Heating and cooling 3 Responses

What is the best brand for ductless mini-split HVAC system?

...find the best ductless mini split heat pump is not as much to point you to a brand but to help you know what to look for. Learn about heat pumps here – Choosi...

Posted by Babak K July 12, 2020, 11:22 p.m. Heating and cooling 2 Responses

Can I use an old patio door thermal pane as the cover for a solar air heater?

...find with solar air heaters is storing the heat. If you incorporate thermal mass into it you can get more production from your solar panel, as it will act as a ...

Posted by Fred Miller May 20, 2019, 11:44 a.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses

What is the best way to Insulate the crawl space of an old home?

...find its way into the main floor of your house. Do you have a hydrometer for testing the relative humidity? That would be a good thing to have. Beyond what yo...

Posted by Aj Jan. 21, 2020, 8:13 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses