Green home construction / Discussions

What are the most cost-effective green building strategies in new home construction?

...green builder, someone who wants to build green only to save money. What eco/green strategies would you recommend to them? I know this is not a good way to thin...

Posted by M T Nov. 4, 2019, 11:07 a.m. Concept and design 3 Responses

Where can I buy green home building plans and blue prints?

...green home plans to offer sorry, but you should check out our prefab LEED and Passive House ready kit houses . Some of these manufacturers of prefab homes offer...

Posted by Moyra Francis Oct. 25, 2019, 5:55 p.m. Concept and design 2 Responses

Have you heard of Gigacrete and is it any good?

Do you have any reviews or suggestions for Gigacrete homes? They seem eco-friendly with a tight building envelope. There's just not much info out there. Hi Sas...

Posted by Sasha P Aug. 29, 2019, 4:21 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

How do you design and build a green home on a very small budget?

...Green Homes on a Budget How to Stay on Budget When Building a Home And for general design ideas, I’d say you are better off starting with a slab on grade an...

Posted by Paul Squire Nov. 8, 2018, 8:25 p.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

What type of green flooring is best for a basement floor?

...construction Sewage backup valve Storm water management

Posted by Jeff Krohn Sept. 15, 2019, 5:52 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What's the best lumber for framing a house?

...Home Depot , but was this someone peddling homemade framing lumber from the back of his barn? Did it come with a complimentary basket of carrots or load of manu...

Posted by Natalie Pierce Nov. 21, 2019, 8:26 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

What is the best option for building our next resilient home?

...green building guide for high performance construction techniques , and on top of that, we would suggest you take extra time on resilient home design. Since you...

Posted by John Bae Aug. 27, 2019, 3:55 p.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses

Are Insulated Concrete Forms and Gigacrete panels good?

...home Passive House certified would generally need about double that. It is also not the most affordable construction method, so given the higher costs of shooti...

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

Is it OK putting 1 inch of EPS under vinyl siding with no wall insulation good?

...green home construction? I would certainly propose more insulation, and to specifically answer your question about vapor – yes, adding vapor impermeable mater...

Posted by Roger Smith Nov. 12, 2019, 6:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses

How well do Legalett slab on grades work?

...home designer to be aware of, as they pit tohether the plans and construction drawings, if we opted for this approach for the foundation? 6) We would like if ...

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

How much insulation should I install underneath my concrete slab in my basement?

...home under construction. In Manitoba, Canada, adding 2 inches of insulation below a concrete slab floor would pay for itself likely in a few years. Insulating...

Posted by Scott Antonation Sept. 27, 2019, 1:06 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses