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Where can I find building plans for an eco home?

...homes in florida We hope to have climate specific prefab eco kit homes available all across the states in the near future, but we aren't ready with them yet, so...

Posted by Derek Kittilsen Aug. 4, 2019, 12:09 p.m. Planning and Design 5 Responses

How do you insulate a 70s home with 2x4 walls that has fiber glass insulation?

...homes . Have a read over that to get some ideas and send us more details if you like and we can help come up with a solution - are you planning to strip it to t...

Posted by Mark Aussenegg Nov. 26, 2018, 6:49 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do I apply for the Canada grant to get renovations done?

...Homes Grant 2021 Canada Greener Homes Grant 2021 - the "how to apply" guide - step by step

Posted by Debbie Brown Sept. 7, 2021, 11:52 a.m. Grants and incentives 1 Responses

What flooring options work with a passive solar design?

...homes tend to be more affordable than site-built homes, and they are available in Ontario if you’re interested. you can see our Passive House and LEED ready pre...

Posted by Christopher Dunn Feb. 23, 2020, 11:50 a.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses

Should you seal all rods and penetrations for a radon barrier?

...homes and have an effective radon barrier, you would need to seal all holes protruding through the radon barrier or membrane. And by that, please know I mean ‘d...

Posted by D H Dec. 25, 2020, 9:08 p.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

We installed windows last fall, are we eligible for the grant?

Are we qualified for the grant If we already did energy efficiency upgrades?

Posted by PAUL JONES O/A CASKETS2GO June 5, 2021, 10:13 p.m. Grants and incentives 0 Responses

Could a ductless heat recovery ventilator be used for radon mitigation?

...homes, and an HRV or ERV is important for any reasonably well sealed house to provide fresh air and remove moisture. Any properly sized and installed ventilatio...

Posted by Jim B Feb. 20, 2021, 4:40 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 1 Responses

What is the best material to build kitchen cabinets with?

...Homes That page will give you a bit of a pros and cons list of different building materials you can choose from. What material is best for a Non-toxic/Off-gas...

Posted by Rebecca Lisle Naugher Sept. 19, 2021, 2:28 p.m. Kitchens 5 Responses

Where to find non electric pellet stoves?

...homes

Posted by Denise DeStefanis Sept. 30, 2021, 4:04 p.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 1 Responses

How do you fix radon in a basement?

...homes if your basement is already finished. There is one product that does what I believe you are asking, the Radon Block membrane prevents radon from passing...

Posted by Ej Weiss Aug. 11, 2021, 7:14 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 3 Responses

Should I put insulation on the exterior of a brick house?

...homes worth the money? Also, for the interior, we have concerns about the health impacts of spray foam in homes , not to mention the ecological impacts. I'm...

Posted by Andrew T Oct. 3, 2021, 7:03 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the approximate cost per square foot for an ECOHOME?

...homes before selling (which is coming in the near future) has solid arguments for building better homes now, I think that would be of significant value to that ...

Posted by anna franz April 13, 2021, 3:43 p.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

What do I use in a dropped basement ceiling for soundproofing?

...homes Some insulation materials such as fiberglass quietZone batts , Rock wool / mineral wool work great for reducing sound transmission, as does hemp insulat...

Posted by Melissa Pickett Oct. 10, 2020, 12:19 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Can you preheat ERV inlet air?

...homes or Passive House builds where the design phase includes trying to save every watt of energy possible. On the down side, there have been cases where peop...

Posted by A O April 6, 2020, 12:16 p.m. Ground-coupled heat exchanger 2 Responses

Should you keep duct work out of the attic?

...Homes should be airtight and have a suitable amount of insulation for the climate zone where they are built whether the roof is vented or unvented. read more he...

Posted by Frank Liu July 23, 2020, 8:53 a.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

Should I use vapour barrier on ceiling of three season cottage?

...homes with air conditioning can be a problem , particularly in more humid climates and if the home is kept at very low temperatures. If you are insulating and h...

Posted by Erica Pennell Sept. 14, 2021, 7:58 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What Should You Look For When Buying a Slab on Grade Home?

...homes were. A slab on grade home is probably about the same. Unless it was built by someone that was an early pioneer of green building in a sense, which is pos...

Posted by Mike Molloy Nov. 6, 2019, 7:29 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

What is the process to seal a house using Aero barrier spray?

...homes, because no amount of human due diligence with a roll of tape will be able to plug the amount of holes that this spray can do. This is a technique that we...

Posted by Santiago Pacheco Feb. 13, 2020, 11:06 a.m. Air and vapour barriers 3 Responses