Green home / Discussions

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

...home is not easy. Your question about grants and incentives is tricky to answer since they change by region. Here is what we have though – Green Home Buiding ...

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

Can these be built in California or Washington?

Looking for info on builders on the west coast. Hi Steven, Just confirming - you're asking if our prefab kit houses are available in Washington and California?...

Posted by Steven J July 4, 2020, 10:24 p.m. Architecture and plan design 1 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

How do I get a free energy audit?

...green home renovation tax credits and incentives about to be announced in Canada with the 2021 Canada Greener Homes Grant , so with luck you are north of the bo...

Posted by Rick Bittman May 27, 2021, 1:43 p.m. How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals 1 Responses

What Should You Look For When Buying a Slab on Grade Home?

...home is always a tricky call, because the further you go back in time, the less and less insulated homes were. A slab on grade home is probably about the same. ...

Posted by Mike Molloy Nov. 6, 2019, 7:29 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Can I use straw bale sips on the exterior of a shipping container home?

...homes is an interesting movement but is not as ‘eco’ or ‘green’ as people may think, so if you haven’t started yet read more here first – Shipping container h...

Posted by Chelsea Teresak Nov. 28, 2020, 9:49 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 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

What is the best way to reduce humidity in a basement?

...home is a great source of tips and info for older home maintenance! The cheapest and more effective way to remove humidity from a basement is without a doubt, a...

Posted by Robert J. Pierson Oct. 17, 2019, 10:45 p.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

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

Should you put insulation on the outside of a cinder block wall in a desert?

...home about 3000 sq. the top is about 1700 and the rest in the basement, being a cinderblock home with a 2 foot over hang. I studed my inner wall, I put R13 fibe...

Posted by Michael Apodaca March 9, 2020, 3:10 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

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

...homes, so if you are looking to build soon be sure to get a request in for a quote by looking at all the models here: Affordable Green Prefab Homes - the Mode...

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

How do I find a qualified Passive House builder?

...green home builders near you Are you looking just to build using the principles and performance targets of Passive House or are you going to go all the way fo...

Posted by Kyle Burgmeier Feb. 18, 2021, 8:25 p.m. How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals 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

How well do Legalett slab on grade floor forms work?

...Home Green Building Guides As I plan my home -- with the Legalet air-heated floor in mind, I keep wondering about possible flooding entering the furnace. I'm pl...

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

What is the most efficient passive home design?

...green home building industry, and a free carbon calculator has recently been released, which lets you input different materials to see the overall impact. Cal...

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