Homes / Discussions

How do you install your own DIY radon mitigation system?

...homes and radon mitigation techniques for basements and crawlspaces Sub-slab depressurization is a great method for radon removal, but if the basement is no...

Posted by Ariel Fridman Jan. 27, 2020, 10:59 a.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 1 Responses

How do I find a green builder in my region?

...homes they construct, ask them a few basic questions to weed them out – Do you build high performance / energy efficient homes? Do you build airtight home...

Posted by Marie Isakower July 26, 2018, 8:12 a.m. How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals 3 Responses

In Ottawa, are geothermal heat pumps efficient?

...homes? And here is a page comparing the effectiveness of air source heat pumps (ASHP) and ground source heat pumps (GSHP) , which was done in a similar climat...

Posted by John Ioannou July 20, 2020, 12:19 p.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses

Best small ventilation HRV or ERV for a camper van or tiny house?

...Homes like converted vans . I had been researching HVAC for camper conversions for so long and did not know about this product. I followed up with Lunos bas...

Posted by Ron Timmins June 6, 2020, 8:05 a.m. Tiny house 5 Responses

Can you recommend consultant for hire to optimize tiny home build?

...homes. Read here about choosing the best insulation . Have a look over those pages first and we can help you here with a bit of design ideas to maximize the p...

Posted by Felicia Hobert July 20, 2020, 5:39 p.m. Tiny house 3 Responses

Where can I buy green home building plans and blue prints?

...homes offer design services for a fee, so you can make modifications to suit your lifestyle. Smaller homes are more eco-friendly simply from the point of using ...

Posted by Moyra Francis Oct. 25, 2019, 5:55 p.m. Concept and design 2 Responses

How do you add an Air Exchanger to a house with Hot Water Heat?

...homes don’t introduce any fresh air, so you should have some sort of ventilation system to remove airborne contaminants and humidity, while providing fresh air ...

Posted by Bob Engelhart June 17, 2020, 10:08 a.m. Ventilation 3 Responses

Which is best between well water vs rain water harvesting?

...homes is an expensive and complicated set up that isn’t always necessary. When people are researching off-grid green living ideas including rainwater harvesti...

Posted by dean c April 24, 2020, 4:40 p.m. Rainwater harvesting 1 Responses

I want a 2 bedroom prefab house on land in Towson. How much?

...homes built in a factory are now at a point where it exceeds what can be done on site for the same price. Have a look at our models in the link above and note t...

Posted by Mukwae Wabei Siyolwe March 12, 2021, 6:02 p.m. Architecture and plan design 3 Responses

What is a cost estimate for the Refuge 750 prefab kit house?

...homes , there is a ‘get a quote’ wizard. We are working on increasing production and offering additional kit house models in the future, so if you fill that for...

Posted by Joanne Brown Sept. 22, 2021, 10:26 a.m. Architecture and plan design 2 Responses

Reveeco is out of business. is the Orbsys shower available in QC?

...homes . If you are at the point where you are exploring grey water recycling I’m sure you’ve already tried to find low flow showerheads to conserve water , but ...

Posted by tony wolff Oct. 31, 2021, 6:13 p.m. Greywater Recycling 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

What do you think about SIP framing system?

...homes, or partially prefabricated walls, there are many ways to build. The industry is moving towards prefabricated homes because they can often be a higher qua...

Posted by Nadia Mehan July 24, 2020, 3:29 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 2 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a 1930s brick house from the outside?

...homes from the outside to improve energy efficiency. A lot of Toronto homes are fairly close together and sometimes there is simply not enough room to add ins...

Posted by Stephane Marcotte Sept. 2, 2021, 2:42 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 2 Responses

Is it better to insulate the inside of a house or outside during renovations? And which insulation is best?

...homes depends on several things, including how extensive the demolition you are doing, whether you are focusing the demolition on the interior or the exterior. ...

Posted by Andy Sellers Dec. 7, 2021, 12:42 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Can I add Larsen Trusses and cellulose to 1920s House in Minneapolis?

...homes to improve energy-efficiency you need to be careful not to trap moisture inside walls. What you read about installing a poly vapor barrier on the outside ...

Posted by Ken Traefald Feb. 17, 2020, 2:30 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

How can I prevent animals from getting behind the siding on my house?

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Posted by Connie Curtin Feb. 22, 2020, 1:52 p.m. Pest control 1 Responses

Which is the best basement insulation?

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Posted by Alex Kesheshian April 23, 2020, 12:29 a.m. Basements 1 Responses