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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 you install earth tubes for passive heating and cooling?

...find an inexpensive simple way to add passive heating and cooling to my home. Since On this same website, I see that there have been a few projects in Colorado,...

Posted by Nancy Arevalo Aug. 19, 2021, 1:08 a.m. Passive solar home design 2 Responses

What are the pros and cons of building a house on a slab on grade foundation?

...find leaks? What if the next owners want to remodel, how do you run new plumbing, in floor heating etc? To your first point, a properly-built slab on grade will...

Posted by Debra Kroening Jan. 5, 2022, 1:29 p.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 6 Responses

What is the perfect wall assembly?

...find 4'' comfortboard in the offering.] I appreciate that 2 courses were used in order to break the thermal bridging effect but as mentioned in the video the la...

Posted by Paul Drouin Sept. 17, 2020, 6:29 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 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

What is the best way to install 5" of XPS rigid foam on interior basement walls?

...find any sort of fastener that would be 7" long to go through strapping and 5" of foam into the concrete wall. Another concern that I have is allowing for the...

Posted by Sean MacDonald June 14, 2021, 10:42 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 8 Responses

How well do Legalett slab on grade floor forms 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 3 Responses

Can you create a passive wine cellar by insulating and air sealing a crawl space?

Hello, In all my research, I have yet to find any advice on maintaining a wine cellar that is approximately 55 F and 70% humidity. Most discussions of home i...

Posted by JC Wong April 2, 2021, 6:50 p.m. Crawl spaces 5 Responses

How to sell an item? I have 2 cans of unused deck paint...

...find local used building materials online and sell your leftover stock. Where to buy and sell used building materials

Posted by Ashleigh Franklin Dec. 2, 2020, 1:43 p.m. Recycled and Reclaimed Materials 1 Responses

What is Canada's climate zone?

...find your climate zone on this page – Building Climate Zones USA & Canada - Why it's Important

Posted by Nathan Chan Nov. 25, 2020, 8:45 p.m. Lifestyle, location and commuting 1 Responses

how do I list an item for sale?

...find out how to find local markets for used materials.

Posted by Kathryn Andries Nov. 20, 2021, 11:01 a.m. Recycled and Reclaimed Materials 1 Responses

Where would I apply for interest free loan?

...find such a thing. A 'green' or more energy efficient home is something all of us would want, and no bank I know of gives away interest free loans. You may be a...

Posted by Pat Morrison Aug. 31, 2020, 9:18 a.m. Grants and incentives 3 Responses

With a raised house how should I insulate underneath?

...find thicker sheep wool, but if you are talking about Rockwool Mineral wool insulation then you should be able to find it at 7.5 inches thick. And, how much ins...

Posted by Kevin Marmillion Feb. 1, 2021, 11:43 a.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

Do you guys deliver prefab homes to Eastern United states?

...find them or help buyers find them? I'm a real estate agent to so I'm curious about building my business and trying to spread these ideas further into the us YE...

Posted by Austen Mueller June 23, 2021, 10:39 a.m. Architecture and plan design 4 Responses

Where can I sell windows- Brand New, unopened?

...find that market place - Where to buy and sell used building materials

Posted by Michael Parnell Sept. 9, 2020, 9:52 a.m. Recycled and Reclaimed Materials 1 Responses

How do you deal with a house under negative pressure?

...find out when the last time the ducts were cleaned and check the filters. Here is our page on balancing air pressure in a home - House Air Tightness - Why Bal...

Posted by Connie Taylor April 16, 2020, 1:41 p.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

For a first time buyer where do you start with renovations?

...find out how much energy you consume you could start with energy modelling and a blower door test. And about your basement - see this page on why basements are ...

Posted by Joanne Geall Aug. 19, 2020, 3:14 p.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses

How do you calculate window height and location for passive solar heating?

...find is the hypothenuse , so if you can’t find your high school trigonometry text book you can use an online calculator , but this does require inputting the co...

Posted by Daniel Gardener Sept. 12, 2019, 8:54 a.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses