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Looking to build a small home as eco as possible, where do we start?

...homes with you guys, which is fantastic, and lets us know that the area is eco-house-friendly with its regulations, what a relief! We were thinking of buildin...

Posted by Jennifer Bisson July 12, 2019, 12:12 p.m. Planning and Design 2 Responses

Do you need ventilation in a cold storage pantry in a high performance house?

...homes. Thanks, Brad I am also curious to see the response from EcoHome, because there are some similarities between cold food storage rooms and the wine cel...

Posted by Brad Sullivan April 12, 2021, 1:13 a.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

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

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

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 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

Are there Eco home prefab house models to visit and view?

...homes for viewing. Sorry we can't help more for the moment but we're working on it!

Posted by Roelof Cronje Aug. 31, 2021, 11:43 a.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

Should I bother testing for radon in a gutted and uninsulated house?

...homes as it is a significant health risk if levels are elevated. For sure you will not get accurate reading a gutted house, but presumably you aren’t leaving it...

Posted by Luba Sharapan March 27, 2021, 12:04 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 3 Responses

Do you have building partners in BC?

...homes are not yet available out west unfortunately, but if you sign up as an Ecohome member (which is free and we don't spam endlessly or share addresses), you ...

Posted by Jami Cruz April 13, 2020, 12:05 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 3 Responses

Do you have on a category on insulating vans?

...homes well without coughing up a lot of interior space . Because of that, people often choose a wood-framed interior and spray foam. That would provide a high p...

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

What are the most cost-effective green building strategies in new home construction?

...homes are worth the money . And to address the rest of your questions, I think that's an awesome list so I’m copying and pasting to go through it point by poi...

Posted by M T Nov. 4, 2019, 11:07 a.m. Concept and design 3 Responses

How do you lower high radon levels in a basement?

...homes that are performed by processionals that specialize in it, which can often mean sub-slab depressurization. I would search radon mitigation, or radon remov...

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

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

...homes. Thank you Mike. Even though a fireplace is unnecssary I think ill put one in with a direct airpipe especially as rockets burn evn more efficiently with i...

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

How do you keep concrete house walls from getting too hot in hot climates?

...homes cool without air conditioning I’m sure you have come up with your own ways to cope as best as possible, but hopefully there is something on that page th...

Posted by Florence A. Hawkins May 14, 2021, 7:05 a.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses