Greenhouse gas / Discussions

How do you insulate a crawlspace with dirt floor?

...gas in homes, so see our pages on mitigating radon gas in basements , including how to remove radon gas from well water , in case you dig a well in the future. ...

Posted by sal Bellicoso Oct. 30, 2019, 4:56 p.m. Crawl spaces 2 Responses

What type of framing is best to reduce CO2 emissions in a single family home?

When designing a single family home in Canada, what is the best type of framing to use in order to reduce carbon emissions/ embodied energy/ wasted material? I...

Posted by Rachel Rodd Sept. 28, 2020, 3:04 p.m. Wood and organic materials 1 Responses

What do I in my basement where new insulation meets old?

...greenhouse gas emissions , but it works better for air and vapour protection so in this particular case I would probably go pick up a few sheets of XPS rigid fo...

Posted by Steve J July 20, 2019, 10:01 p.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

Is EPS or XPS better for use in basement rim joists? Should faced or unfaced foam boards be used?

...greenhouse gas emissions than EPS. So if you are looking for suggestions we would say go for the EPS, and if you want added protection, source one with a foil b...

Posted by Thomas Dispenza Sept. 8, 2019, 12:43 a.m. Basements improvements 6 Responses

What type of insulation should I put on the exterior of my new home?

...greenhouse gas emissions, a better-insulated house will save you money and the payback period or ‘return on investment’ is pretty quick. Start here on our page ...

Posted by Alex Kesheshian April 23, 2020, 12:22 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

How do you re-do the insulation on a old cabin from the outside?

...greenhouse gas emissions How to install siding so walls can dry The way you describe the vapor barrier is what I had in mind. It would still be on the warm si...

Posted by Raphael Couture Sept. 14, 2020, 8 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses