Green home / Discussions

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

...green flooring materials If you don’t already have a sump pump I would suggest you install one, and even consider installing a battery backup, since heavy rai...

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

Where can I find building plans for an eco home?

...green home would be an energy efficient home, so be sure to have a well-insulated building envelope . Here is link to our Green Home Building Guide , the Ecoh...

Posted by Derek Kittilsen Aug. 4, 2019, 12:09 p.m. Planning and Design 5 Responses

What is the approximate cost per square foot for an ECOHOME?

...green affordable housing - just wondering what a ball park cost may be...Best, Anna Franz, PhD, Asst Prof, UDC We have Prefab modular kit homes for Washington s...

Posted by anna franz April 13, 2021, 3:43 p.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

What is the cost per square foot to build 1600 square feet on one floor?

...green home on a budget Are better insulated homes with the money? – The answer to that is pretty much always a resounding ‘yes’. Choosing between a basement...

Posted by Steven Kohl April 20, 2021, 9:43 a.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

What size of lot is needed for the Eco habitat 1600?

I have a lot in Muskoka ,On, Canada. I am hoping I will be able to get the ECO 1650 installed on it. As If I need the little lot beside me is only 80 foot of w...

Posted by Andrew Wallace July 21, 2020, 9:59 p.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

Where do I find home building resources for owner-builders?

...home, start here – Ecohome Green Home Building Guide Our building guide is broken down into categories from Concept and design, all the way through best con...

Posted by Alex Angel Sept. 30, 2021, 3:20 p.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

How do I apply for the Canada grant to get renovations done?

...home renovations and upgrades qualify for grants, see the pages below – What is offered in the Canada Greener Homes Grant 2021 Canada Greener Homes Grant 20...

Posted by Debbie Brown Sept. 7, 2021, 11:52 a.m. Grants and incentives 1 Responses

What is the best material to use for wall and roof insulation?

...home insulation , you’ll find a list of the pros and cons of different types of insulation here on this page – What is the best insulation for a home? There...

Posted by Babak K July 12, 2020, 8:43 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Can you help with applying for the green homes grant?

...greener homes grant? Here is our page about how to apply for the Canada Home grant 2021 program , but that is about all we can help you with. We are not affilia...

Posted by Ken Frew Oct. 16, 2021, 1:37 p.m. Grants and incentives 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

Do you have suggestion for non-toxic closet design company, or materials?

...green flooring product DIY Cork Flooring - Pros, Cons & Green Installation Guide for LEED & Passive House How to Choose Eco-Friendly healthy, durabl...

Posted by Nicole Lucas Haimes Oct. 11, 2019, 10:51 p.m. Materials and resources 1 Responses

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

...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 Passive House performance standa...

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

How do I find a Passivhaus designer to create a set of plans?

...green home builder We will have an online directory soon but regrettably it isn’t ready yet, so for the moment I would suggest a google search of your area wi...

Posted by tony wolff Feb. 23, 2021, 10:20 p.m. How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals 1 Responses

Compared to pre-fab wall assemblies - how does ICF Construction fare?

...homes will be made with pre built walls and more even more likely is that prefabricated kit homes will be built, delivered and installed, faster and cheaper tha...

Posted by Shaun B Nov. 12, 2019, 4:16 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 2 Responses

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

...home regularly. Super-insulated homes such as passive house , and designing a home for passive solar heat collection will keep your energy costs at a minimum ...

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

Can these homes be built on screwpiles as an alternative to slab foundations?

...homes on the piles? We have many models of prefab modular kit houses that can be seated on foundations, screw piles or slab on grade, so it really depends on th...

Posted by Mark Pospisil July 28, 2020, 9:41 a.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

How do you stop air leaks in an old 1950's house?

...Green Homes - 10 Tips The best way to proceed really depends on how bad the problem is and how much she is willing or able to invest in improvements. She may ...

Posted by Don Fraser Sept. 3, 2021, 3:22 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 1 Responses

What do you think about SIP framing system?

...home construction Tips for finding a reliable green home builder SIPS (Structural Insulated Panels) can be a quicker build, but so can prefab homes, or part...

Posted by Nadia Mehan July 24, 2020, 3:29 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 2 Responses