Green / Discussions

how can I find diy green roof supplies in the Vancouver area?

...green roof on our existing garage, its approx 70 years old. Where can we get materials to b iuld like to do it ourselves?

Posted by Rachel Riding April 13, 2020, 12:15 p.m. Roof coverings 0 Responses

Is there a safe MDF? formaldehyde & anti-fungicide free, etc? Or a green sealant?

...green-build modern cottage I'm constructing. It also saves wall prep , texturing, layers of painting, dust and all the labor involved.

Posted by Elize St Charles May 23, 2020, 10:52 p.m. Wood and organic materials 0 Responses

What considerations should be made when installing a green roof on a metal building?

...green roof on a 'metal' building, you are referring to the current roof covering, correct? We do have a DIY green roof installation video , the first steps of...

Posted by Nina Flores Feb. 16, 2020, 4:57 p.m. Roof coverings 3 Responses

How do I find a green builder in my region?

...green home building . Also search ‘ green builder ’ with your local region, there are no guarantees doing that as anyone can make such a claim, but its at least...

Posted by Marie Isakower July 26, 2018, 8:12 a.m. How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals 3 Responses

Where can I find certified Green builders in ?

Good day, We love your site and all the pertaining information & knowledge that is shared on the green building industru. We are truly grateful for the high ...

Posted by David Gonzalez March 25, 2020, 4:14 p.m. Planning and Design 1 Responses

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?

Looking for plans to build an eco-friendly house in New Brunswick. We don't have green home plans to offer sorry, but you should check out our prefab LEED and ...

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

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

We just had a rare flash flood which raised the water table and forced water into our basement between the floor and wall. It was a finished basement with carp...

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

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

Was the Kenogami House Worth the Cost?

...green outlined in the systems employed in the Kenogami home, was offset by the savings on the running costs for the home on a monthly basis? We have not done a ...

Posted by dean c March 22, 2019, 3:58 p.m. Planning and Design 1 Responses

Do we have the option to build to meet the reqs. of the Living Building Challenge?

...green building program. It places emphasis on regenerative designs, LEED contains certain aspects of green building, with healthy materials, carbon footrprint b...

Posted by Lydia Singh Jan. 8, 2020, 1:30 a.m. Green building certifications 5 Responses

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

...green home? That page should help you figure the answers to you question, and were happy to help more, just fill in some blanks about your current heating bil...

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

Do I need to insulate under the footings of a frost protected shallow foundation?

...green house gas emissions during manufacturing, and is about half the price. XPS has a higher R value per inch (R5), but space wouldn’t be an issue since you ar...

Posted by Jon Piana April 15, 2019, 8:45 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Which is best between well water vs rain water harvesting?

...green living ideas including rainwater harvesting, they often land on Earthship pages, but those are little more than gimmick homes that should never have been ...

Posted by dean c April 24, 2020, 4:40 p.m. Rainwater harvesting 1 Responses

How you vent a metal roof?

Hi, I live in Nova Scotia, Canada - Climate Zone 6 - and am considering installing a through-fastened steel roof (panels 36'wide cut to length). My house has...

Posted by Kim jarrett July 12, 2019, 12:15 p.m. Roof coverings 3 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 1 Responses

What's the best lumber for framing a house?

...green? What does anyone think? (Great website BTW) You went to a lumber yard for help choosing the right wood for framing and they suggested framing a house w...

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