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Can you help with passive solar greenhouse exterior wall details?

...greenhouse early March to late October. Have had -30c in early March. Thanks for any opinions offered. Rick To build a passively heated greenhouse in a cold...

Posted by Rick Carter Aug. 11, 2020, 8:06 a.m. Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums 1 Responses

Will evacuated thermal solar tubes work for a greenhouse in winter?

...greenhouse construction in cold climates, have an look here for tips – How to build a greenhouse in a cold climate As for heating, using solar thermal colle...

Posted by Solus Lee Una Feb. 22, 2021, 6:09 p.m. Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums 1 Responses

Is it possible to connect greenhouse with the building?

...greenhouse in cold climate you may know our thoughts already on why you shouldn't attach a greenhouse to a home in a cold climate , which is not a great idea fo...

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

What insulation should you use to cover the ground GEODESIC Dome?

...Greenhouse What can you suggests or quote? MERCI’ Vinny in BC I have a few questions so we can best help you – What is your climate zone? And will the floor...

Posted by Vincent Warwick Oct. 1, 2020, 2:09 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

How do know if I have a gas leak ? It's a ventless heater

...greenhouse. But for now he has purchased a ventless wall heater. He claims he smells nothing. I smell it in the house as he installed it and I hear hissing. I n...

Posted by Margherita Sewell Jan. 29, 2021, 4:59 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

Is spray foam a good way to insulate a house from the exterior?

...greenhouse gas emissions. But there are a couple of companies who have switched to new blowing agents that are much safer , you can find them in this page – N...

Posted by Simon Levitt Dec. 21, 2020, 2:14 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 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 2 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

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 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

How much does it cost to build an Earthship?

...greenhouse in a cold climate

Posted by Robin Skidmore Dec. 17, 2020, 10:35 p.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses

Do I need to spray foam the ceiling of my crawl space to help winterize it?

...greenhouse gas emissions . And the last point I would bring up, would be the potential risk that comes with insulating old block foundations that never had an...

Posted by Sheilagh Thompson Jan. 21, 2021, 1:48 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 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

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 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