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Drain Maintenance - LEED Accreditation & Points System, how do I gets points?

I have a product that utilizes bacteria instead of chemicals to consume Fats,Oils & Greases and other organic matter in drain lines, grease traps and lift stat...

Posted by Bryan Williams May 20, 2020, 3:16 p.m. LEED Homes 0 Responses

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

...homes, but any house is only as defendable against rodents and insects as the attention to detail taken by the builder to plug holes an fill cracks. So this pag...

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

Should I test my home for radon gas?

...homes is not limited to the air, it can also be present in water if you get your water from a well. Here are a couple of pages on our site where you can learn a...

Posted by Mary Anne S March 5, 2019, 7:46 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 4 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 guys deliver prefab homes to Eastern United states?

looking at doing a build in Tennessee. Is this something you guys do? Yes, we can set you up. Check this page to see ECO home prefab kit houses for Tennessee a...

Posted by Austen Mueller June 23, 2021, 10:39 a.m. Architecture and plan design 4 Responses

Where can I find qualified green builders/modular or prefab homes in Port Townsend WA?

Looking to build a retirement home. 3 bed 2 bath 1500 to 2000 sq ft- one level. Hi Alyne, We have a number of prefab modular Kit houses that can meet LEED or P...

Posted by Alyne Galm June 27, 2020, 3:40 p.m. Architecture and plan design 3 Responses

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

...homes. They look very modern. I have lots of questions on delivery fees and who puts it on the foundation. What stage of completion does the kit come in? Does i...

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

The thickness of vapor retarding latex paint - Is measurement wet or dry?

I am applying a vapor retardent latex primer to my concrete basement floor and would like to know if one coat is thick enough. The thickness cited in an ecohom...

Posted by Kim Boas July 24, 2020, 10:36 a.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

How do you ventilate a roof in a hot, humid coastal climate?

...homes in hot and humid coastal climate?

Posted by Ashok Abhyankar Nov. 29, 2021, 9:37 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 0 Responses

How much space is needed to build a single level 3 room 750 sq foot home?

...homes? What is the minimum amount of land required to build the 500 and 750 models? The size of lot and space needed to build a home has more to do with local b...

Posted by Gillian Batcher Sept. 18, 2021, 10:56 a.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

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

...homes, seems like air quality could/should be improved in older leaky homes as well. Or would the excessive air leaks make the HRV not effective? The only way...

Posted by joe cruikshank Feb. 8, 2020, 12:08 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

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 3 Responses

What type of insulation should I put on the exterior of my new home?

...homes – Are better insulated homes worth the money? That wall assembly you mention with 2x6 studs and fiberglass batts would not even meet Ontario Building ...

Posted by Alex Kesheshian April 23, 2020, 12:22 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

Can I incorporate grey water recycling into my existing home?

...homes only? Is this something that I can tie into my current plumbing waste lines and feed lines? Recyling grey water is a great way to make use of waste water,...

Posted by Milo Moreno April 24, 2021, 11:39 p.m. Greywater Recycling 1 Responses

Looking for trusted architect in Ottawa

...homes. We are also looking for someone who could act as a consultant for him to ensure the build is airtight and high performance. Thanks for your time. testing...

Posted by Danna Lambert July 28, 2021, 7:39 a.m. Architecture and plan 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

How do you replace windows in a double stud wall house?

...homes. There is a lot to consider when you want to install a bigger window , because you will need to lengthen the header. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, i...

Posted by Sasha June 25, 2018, 10:25 p.m. Windows and doors 3 Responses

Which type of hot water pipe insulation is best?

I have read that heating a product will cause it to release any VOCs, do you have a preferred product for hot water pipe insulation that won’t off-gas into hom...

Posted by Cooper Dec. 11, 2017, 2:36 p.m. Plumbing and water heaters 1 Responses