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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

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

Which exterior insulation is best to create at thermal break in an bungalow in Alberta?

Do you have any advice with spray cork renders vs. fully insulating the outside of our home with rockwool or foam board and new siding. We need a cost effectiv...

Posted by Rebekah Barnes Jan. 17, 2020, 10:07 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 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

Do you have on a category on insulating vans?

Could you please explain the implications of using ecohome between an exterior vehicle metal wall and an interior wall of cloth, wood or best material. Congrat...

Posted by chantal fortier April 14, 2019, 2:08 p.m. Tiny house 1 Responses

Should I be considering 66 or 80 gallon heat pump water heater?

...home. I have 3200 square feet on main level and 2600 square feet on second level. I would say that the tasks you’ve listed are far beyond what you’d be able to ...

Posted by Greg Anderson Dec. 19, 2018, 5:44 p.m. Plumbing and water heaters 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a concrete block house?

I purchased a home built in the 50's. The exterior is brick. I removed some interior paneling expecting to find a wood frame celtex and empty wall cavities. I ...

Posted by kent wardecke Oct. 17, 2020, 11 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

What is the best ERV on the market ?

...home, and ERV or HRV? Zehnder is widely regarded at the top of the line home HRV / ERV, and is often a choice for high performance builds like LEED, or Passiv...

Posted by Brandon Phelps April 18, 2020, 12:09 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

What are your thoughts on a Yurt for colder climates?

...home. We have been exploring tiny houses, yurts and renovating an RV style trailer (if we can find one that does not off gas). The idea of a moveable home is at...

Posted by Lexy Cara Jan. 23, 2020, 1:39 p.m. Tiny house 1 Responses

Can I reclaim old triple slider windows?

...home for 3-4 days every week on average. The home has leaky triple pane slider windows with the glass in good condition. I'm wondering if I could make some new ...

Posted by Keanan Toews Jan. 20, 2019, 1:01 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

Can I spray foam insulate from the outside?

I bought an old timer home on Gibsons, BC and the siding needs replacing. I want to use the opportunity to seal up and insulate the wall cavity once exposed. I...

Posted by Kurt Klischuk June 6, 2019, 8:56 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

What is the best way to Insulate a basement and floor joists that are embedded into the concrete?

Hi, I have recently purchased a home in Toronto. We had some water issues and I've opened up the walls where I found some mould to see that the previous owners...

Posted by David Pereira April 28, 2020, 10:34 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

What is the best way to frame window openings when adding exterior insulation?

Building a new home (2x6); want to add 2-4" of rockwool on the outside; would like my windows to sit in the outside 1/3 of the frame; most of the windows are s...

Posted by Anwas Qwelten May 30, 2019, 8:16 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

How do you lower high radon levels in a basement?

I have a house to sell, I already have contract. we stayed 13 years in that home with full finished basement. In Radon test result is 7.5pCi/L . What should we...

Posted by Uma Parekh May 22, 2020, 11:54 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

Which radiant floor heat is best?

Eco home promotes air radiant systems (e.g. Legalett) aren't direct electric resistance mats more efficient. Seems air and water systems use power to heat the ...

Posted by tony wolff Dec. 25, 2020, 1:22 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 3 Responses

Does paint work instead of a poly vapour barrier?

We have a home built in central BC in the 70s This house was built without vapour barrier in the walls . latex primer and 2 coates of oil based paintwas used ....

Posted by Bill Fletcher May 6, 2020, 1:46 p.m. 1 Responses

Is it common to insulate the Plumbing lines for modern buildings?

...home? Insulating hot and cold water pipes in a home is a good idea , but isn’t as common as it should be. Your contractor could well be correct that it isn’t ‘r...

Posted by Babak K July 17, 2020, 1:49 a.m. Plumbing and water heaters 2 Responses

Do frost lines where studs are on a wall show a failure of spray foam insulation?

...home shows every stud from the outside on a winter day. Would you say their spray foam insulation has failed? It's hard to ever weigh in on a problem with compl...

Posted by Gerald Crozier July 22, 2019, 10:24 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses