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Can you add external insulation to a brick home?

...home and need to add insulation. It is painted brick and we are interested in adding insulation and recladding the exterior. Is this the best way to go? What ki...

Posted by Rachel Kaiser April 2, 2020, 9:11 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do insulate the outside of a log home?

I built a dove tailed, flat inside and outside, chinked log home with 10" thick by average 18" long red pine logs. I heat it mostly with a masonry wood stove, ...

Posted by Michael Hickey Aug. 2, 2018, 6:03 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What are the most cost-effective green building strategies in new home construction?

...home. I've done research on contracting, home building, Passive House Certification, etc. I'm by no means an expert but I have some knowledge that would make me...

Posted by M T Nov. 4, 2019, 11:07 a.m. Concept and design 3 Responses

What is the best way to Insulate the crawl space of an old home?

...home with a dirt crawl space that is completely dry, no Mold in the entire home, has new windows and new insulation in the attic. I have started the insulation ...

Posted by Aj Jan. 21, 2020, 8:13 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

What type of Insulation can I use on the exterior of my home?

...home, circa 1920’s, I’m currently renovating in Saskatchewan, Canada. I want to add insulation on the exterior of the home. The house is currently covered with ...

Posted by Scott Muller April 18, 2019, 2:19 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 6 Responses

What is the best heating and cooling system for a slab on grade home?

...home. We purchased some basic house plans that are designed for a slab on grade home. I am really leaning towards slab on grade for the aesthetics, savings, as ...

Posted by Matthew Gioia July 7, 2020, 11:03 p.m. Heating and cooling 3 Responses

What infloor radiant heating would you use in a corewood home design?

I am going to be building my corewood home soon but I wood like to get the floor plan down before I start getting the materials for the house so I can gage out...

Posted by John Yoho Feb. 6, 2020, 10:59 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

How do you stop wood stove smoke from entering a home?

...Home is pretty air tight, built in Maine in 1986. Humidity is 50 per cent or less. Don't want to give up the wood stove. Don. Topsham, ME. You do have a few p...

Posted by Don Leaver March 24, 2020, 10:49 a.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 4 Responses

What is the best way to insulate the exterior walls of an older home?

I have an older home in Toronto with plaster lathe walls with no insulation behind them. I want to insulate the walls but not remove the plaster as it's still ...

Posted by Geoff Kavanagh June 30, 2020, 4:01 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Improving the efficiency of a home built in 1978 during renovations, do I need an HRV?

...home would be to do a blower door test to measure the rate of air leakage in your home . If you are improving the envelope and making your home more airtight , ...

Posted by joe cruikshank Feb. 8, 2020, 12:08 p.m. HRV and ERV 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 insulate embedded joists in a basement Montreal Home?

...homes/make-your-home-more-energy-efficient/keeping-heat/keeping-heat-chapter-6-basement-insulation/15639#a6-2 " I want to use a professional company to spray ...

Posted by Emil Idf Jan. 7, 2020, 8:34 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

Looking to build a small home as eco as possible, where do we start?

...home building lot How to build a passive solar home How to build a slab on grade Choosing the best home insulation That’s a start to a few pages that ...

Posted by Jenn Bisson July 12, 2019, 12:12 p.m. Planning and Design 2 Responses

What is the best type of home heating system?

...home, so first I would look on our page about how to create a comfortable home – How to design a home for thermal comfort You will see on that page how ther...

Posted by Jennifer Doll Jan. 20, 2020, 11:59 p.m. Heating and cooling 3 Responses

What is the most comfortable heating system for a home?

...homes - How to design a home for thermal comfort Are you in an older house? Maybe one that needs but hasn’t had an energy retrofit? For perspective – A well...

Posted by Catharine Jans Dec. 11, 2017, 11:25 a.m. Heating with electricity 1 Responses

What would a saltwater home battery bank be for solar applications?

...home battery systems to get you in right headspace too – The latest solar home battery technologies When you are sizing a solar array to power a home there ...

Posted by Jordon Morishita June 25, 2020, 11:17 a.m. Renewable energy 1 Responses

Where can I find building plans for an eco home?

...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 Ecohome pl...

Posted by Derek Kittilsen Aug. 4, 2019, 12:09 p.m. Planning and Design 3 Responses

What is the most efficient passive home design?

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

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