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Is it normal that condensation forms on the windows of my new home?

...home has a higher relative humidity (RH). To understand all about condensation on windows, and how to prevent & cure it - see here . But to answer the questio...

Posted by Kevin Newman April 19, 2017, 10:30 a.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

Where can I find a prefab home in Canada?

...homes across Canada and the US in the near future, best is to sign up as an Ecohome member for free (we don't spam members or share addresses, fear not). That w...

Posted by Kathleen Thomas June 27, 2020, 9:45 a.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

Do you know of a qualified builder in the Niagara Region, Ontario?

I am interested to know if it is realistic to build a quality affordable Passive Home in Niagara. We don’t currently have a directory of green builders to offe...

Posted by David Edgar July 7, 2020, 1:40 p.m. How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals 1 Responses

Hello EcoHome I was wondering, do you offer your home kits to Massachusetts?

I am interested in passive/net zero home (prefab/modular). You can see all of our LEED and Passive House ready kit houses on this page here , and yes, they are...

Posted by Kimberly Luce July 23, 2020, 7:26 p.m. Architecture and plan design 3 Responses

Should we renovate or get a Prefab Kit house?

...home and lot in Peterborough, ON Canada. We have been thinking of completely renovating our current home but then came across the option of the Pre Fab Kit. Cou...

Posted by Ali Mackenzie Aug. 12, 2020, 7:44 p.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

What is safer than OSB for someone with multiple chemical sensitivities?

...home. Are there safer plywood options? What is the healthiest product for home contsruction? Who makes the healthiest structural plywood or building product? Pl...

Posted by Ian Smith April 27, 2020, 1:01 p.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

Which of the passive home prefab kits are available in Quebec?

...homeowners to make minor modifications to existing plans in order to customize homes to meet the needs of individual families. Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit...

Posted by Shawna Dunbar June 16, 2020, 3:51 p.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

Need roof repairs, insulation and new tin, are there grants available?

...home renovations is best searched by entering those terms and your state, provincial or local region. We have a list of green home energy efficiency home improv...

Posted by Ghislaine Morin Aug. 27, 2020, 12:03 p.m. Grants and incentives 1 Responses

Can you put a fireplace in a hyper sealed plastic wrapped A rated home?

...home. if I have A hyper sealed, plastic wrapped A rated home and a fireplace or even an exhaust fan. Then isn't it the case that they will not suck air out as t...

Posted by Kerry Forides Sept. 24, 2020, 2:46 a.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 2 Responses

Does a low radon air reading necessarily = low radon in well water?

Our home was recently tested for radon and is at 33 Bq/m3, which I understand is relatively low and does not require any remediation. Does that necessarily mea...

Posted by Steve Bull Jan. 4, 2020, 1:45 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 5 Responses

What options are there for pre fab Passive House kit designs?

...Home and checked out house plans from Quebec affiliates and requested info from EcoHome. I also found EkoBuilt Passive House Plans and wondered if you have any ...

Posted by Kim MacKay Dec. 27, 2019, 3:12 p.m. Planning and Design 1 Responses

Can my husband and I build an Earthship home in Michigan & how hands-on can we be?

...homes it can make sense, but for a modest sized home, the return on investment may be quite far away and you are often better to invest in better insulation, wi...

Posted by Kirsten Rogers Hearnes Jan. 17, 2021, 11:06 a.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

Where do I start to build a small, affordable, low-maintenance house?

...home' in our part of the world) anyways I am hoping you guys could give some pointers on where to start. The home will have to be 100% off grid due to locatio...

Posted by Ocean-Lynn Georgelin Oct. 22, 2019, 11:40 p.m. Concept and design 2 Responses

How do I find a green builder in my region?

...homes they construct, ask them a few basic questions to weed them out – Do you build high performance / energy efficient homes? Do you build airtight home...

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

Are mice droppings and urine toxic?

...home. After removing the insulation and before reinstalling new insulation, be sure to do a thorough cleaning. When all the contaminated insulation is removed...

Posted by JT Nov. 14, 2017, 4:49 p.m. Pest control 1 Responses

How hard is it to build a LEED Platinum House?

...homeowner to get certified or must it be a personal with LEED AP designation? The project is in Ontario, Canada. Yes, any homeowner or builder is allowed to sub...

Posted by Sattar Alfa Aug. 31, 2018, 11:11 p.m. LEED Homes 1 Responses

What is the payout for converting from gas heat to electric heat?

...home, which is a benefit in winter, but definitely not in summer. There is more about the efficiency and cost of electric heating here this page – Why Electri...

Posted by Fred Beaulac Jan. 24, 2020, 10:38 a.m. Heating with electricity 1 Responses

How do you insulate a cottage crawlspace and install radiant floor heat?

...home is not an easy feat, particularly in less-than-balmy Alberta, but it of course can be done. And retrofitting an existing building is usually preferable whe...

Posted by Todd hall June 28, 2020, 8:36 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses