Greenhouse / Discussions

Is it possible to connect greenhouse with the building?

...greenhouses in cold climates you may know our thoughts already on attaching a greenhouse to a home, which is not really a great idea for energy efficiency and d...

Posted by Julia Jedrys March 31, 2020, 6:47 p.m. Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums 1 Responses

We want to build a solarium in Ontario, what do you think of heating it with a radiant floor and wood stove?

Hello, we are wanting to put a solarium in back of house to make house a little roomier for 5 people and 2 dogs. We are looking at a solarium idea with firepla...

Posted by Deanna Zavattin-Tortolo Feb. 18, 2020, 10:51 p.m. Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums 1 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 insulate a crawlspace with dirt floor?

...greenhouse gas emissions . Spray foam will act as an air and vapour barrier but it it is pretty easy for critters to dig into it, so you may also want to tack u...

Posted by sal Bellicoso Oct. 30, 2019, 4:56 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

What are the factors I should consider for choosing between a slab on grade and basement?

...greenhouse gases, and sand that is suitable for concrete production is becoming an increasingly scarce global resource, where wood is renewable. that's why we a...

Posted by Shaun B April 2, 2019, 6:35 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 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 do you think of insulated T Studs in Canada?

...Greenhouse Gases), that would certainly be a mark in their favour in our opinion. There are two such manufacturers we know of so far, Demilec and Elastochem. Th...

Posted by Lee Watt June 3, 2019, 10:57 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 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

Do you have building partners in BC?

...greenhouse and using the water there. Our prefab kit homes are not yet available out west unfortunately, but if you sign up as an Ecohome member (which is fre...

Posted by Jami Cruz April 13, 2020, 12:05 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 3 Responses