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Have you heard of Gigacrete and is it any good?

Do you have any reviews or suggestions for Gigacrete homes? They seem eco-friendly with a tight building envelope. There's just not much info out there. Hi Sas...

Posted by Sasha P Aug. 29, 2019, 4:21 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 2 Responses

Is there a small ventilation HRV/ERV for a camper van?

...Homes, and so many we see for sale have nothing! They're also great for problem rooms like bedrooms a way to reduce condensation on windows or in humid spaces l...

Posted by Ron Timmins June 6, 2020, 8:05 a.m. Tiny house 4 Responses

What are your thoughts on using large flax straw bales (4x4) to build in Saskatchewan?

...homes, or our least favourite ‘designed’ home, the Earthship. Moving from the small bales to large ones will mean it can go much quicker, but you’ll need machin...

Posted by Al Birchard Nov. 11, 2019, 12:56 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 3 Responses

Do you have suggestion for non-toxic closet design company, or materials?

...home , but below are a few pages in particular that may help. If you are looking for non-toxic cabinetry materials for shelving, we recently did a lot of inte...

Posted by Nicole Lucas Haimes Oct. 11, 2019, 10:51 p.m. Materials and resources 1 Responses

Can you help trouble shoot my Lunos HRV e2 system in my tiny home?

The LED light came on indicating a filter change, though my builder told me that was optional. Do I need a new filter or can I wash and reuse the existing one?...

Posted by L Dingwall May 24, 2018, 11:06 p.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

How much insulation do you need for a Basement floor in an ICF home?

...homeowners money as well. Given the climate conditions in the Mountains of BC, Canada, I would personally be putting about 6 inches below grade as well. have a ...

Posted by Gary Abbott Nov. 23, 2020, 1:36 p.m. Basements 1 Responses

How to improve the water quality in my old Mobile home?

It smells like sulfur and tastes foul as it sits in the pipes inside. If it's being used frequently it's fine. But the hot water isn't used much and it's horri...

Posted by Ann Meacham Nov. 26, 2020, 7:17 p.m. Drinking water and treatment 1 Responses

What is the best approach to insulate the floor in a tiny home, built on a trailer?

I am looking for best approach to insulating a deck over trailer. -frame is 2x6 steel tubing 24" oc (wheel wells under the floor frame) -ideally i do not w...

Posted by Dustin Hartwig May 28, 2020, 4:31 p.m. Tiny house 3 Responses

What is the best material to use on top of plywood for water proofing?

...home see here – Choosing a house wrap, which is best? In our 2015 LEED Platinum Demo house we installed a peel and stick weather barrier / exterior air barr...

Posted by Babak K July 27, 2020, 12:22 a.m. Air and vapour barriers 3 Responses

What are your thoughts about incorporating natural ventilation techniques into the heating/cooling/ventilation design of a house?

...home for passive heating and cooling You will learn on that page all the benefits of an airtight envelope, a well-insulated building envelope, and how to desi...

Posted by dean c Jan. 18, 2020, 3:51 p.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

Was the Kenogami House Worth the Cost?

...home, to the larger mortgage being carried to pay for the added insulation for the Kenogami home vs a code built home? Basically wondering if the larger mortgag...

Posted by dean c March 22, 2019, 3:58 p.m. Planning and Design 1 Responses

Where would I apply for interest free loan?

...home site: 0% loans & Grants for Green Home Renovations & Construction - A Boost for Canadians in 2020 Green Home Renovation Tax Credits, Net Zero Home Gran...

Posted by Pat Morrison Aug. 31, 2020, 9:18 a.m. Grants and incentives 3 Responses

Has anyone used Lunos Ductless HRVs in Alberta and passed inspection?

...home inspector is looking up if anybody in Alberta has used lunos and passed inspection. We don't know of anyone that has used them in Alberta unfortunately. Wh...

Posted by Michelle Dimaano Nov. 4, 2019, 12:41 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

What should I be looking for in a heat recovery ventilator?

I have been doing some reading and I think I should install an HRV, I have on older home (1970s) and it doesn't have one, wondering what I should be looking fo...

Posted by Adam Y. Dec. 11, 2017, 1:07 p.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

What are the options for adding Exterior Roof Insulation?

...home have been very helpful. But in searching I have not found much related to adding exterior insulation to the roof. Our home does not have an attic. So wonde...

Posted by Marlo Raynolds Aug. 29, 2020, 9:19 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 4 Responses

Where do you find free energy audits and Canadian Net Zero grants?

...home grants and free energy audits in Canada. But I can actually find where these incentives can be put in motion. Can you please help me find where to look?

Posted by Ian Macmillan July 10, 2020, 8:52 a.m. Grants and incentives 0 Responses

New Build Whistler BC step 5

...home design.I'm excited about having a passive house with low heating cost. ATWHP with hyrdonic heating and DWP is something we hope to have. Just curious...

Posted by Nunga Man July 6, 2020, 2:46 p.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

Do you have a diagram showing effect of winds on the pressure inside the house?

...home? Unfortunately we don’t have any diagrams to clearly depict the effects of wind pressure on a home . Were you looking for a diagram for your own understand...

Posted by Bryan Bargen June 8, 2018, 5:20 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 1 Responses