Natural insulation / Discussions

Should I replace my geothermal system with a gas boiler?

...insulation, etc. However, the coax coil in the geothermal system has rusted out which I understand the system need to be replaced. It also did not help that t...

Posted by Lawrence Brusnyk Oct. 31, 2018, 8:07 p.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses

Where can I buy hemp insulation for home renovation In Durham Region, Ontario?

...insulation in Durham Region area of Ontario, Canada? You can buy hemp insulation at Ecohome for Canada or the US , just send us an email at info@ecohome.net w...

Posted by Virgil N Jan. 23, 2020, 10:50 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 2 Responses

Can you put hemp insulation in an attic?

...insulation can I use with the radient barrier? Hemp or wool? Where can I buy hemp? Thanks! You can order Hemp insulation through Ecohome , and hemp is a natural...

Posted by Pamella Weatherly-Phillips Aug. 16, 2019, 11:49 a.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Where can i buy hemp batt insulation in Western Canada?

...insulation for this metal frame. Do I need to use foil tape with hemp insulation in the van? Thanks Jen Non-toxic natural building materials like hemp are a...

Posted by Jen Moffat Aug. 14, 2020, 11:14 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 3 Responses

I want to insulate the outside of my house, which type of insulation do you think is best?

...insulation , or even consider the latest kid on the block, natural based hemp insulation products . What is really important is that you don’t affect the wall...

Posted by J. Ferguson Nov. 15, 2017, 10:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses

What is the best wall & insulation combination for Colorado?

...insulation types would generally be mineral wool or natural insulation materials like wood fiber board, hemp batt insulation or dense packed cellulose which we ...

Posted by Jacob Johannessen July 2, 2020, 11:13 a.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses

Where can I find building plans for an eco home?

...natural insulation materials and non-toxic building materials protect indoor air quality , and will usually pollute less during manufacturing. A green home woul...

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

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

...insulation - yes, see our page here about balancing insulation through a home for the best efficiency. Spoiler alert – heat loss goes in all directions, not jus...

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

Combo structural sheathing, WRB and thin insulation panel in Ontario?

...insulation is far from a top priority. And at $600/year in natural gas heating and a wood stove burning half the time in the colder months, the house can't be t...

Posted by Steve Bull Jan. 14, 2020, 6:06 p.m. Walls and Roofs 3 Responses

How do you fix high humidity levels in a basement?

...insulation in the basement has been removed and replaced with spray foam insulation; the foundation around my house on the outside surface has been waterproofed...

Posted by JR Tadinac Aug. 21, 2019, 11:26 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 3 Responses

What windows should you use when trying to build a Passive House?

...insulation and a parallel sloping truss roof 15 inches deep again filled with dense pack cellulose and may also incorporate 3 inches of foam insulation first to...

Posted by Raoul Lions Jan. 25, 2019, 2:18 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

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

...insulation. And walls that thick will make for some unusually large window wells, which will also block a lot of light. You may want some high gloss white paint...

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

What is the best type of home heating system?

...natural gas , 25% with electricity . In Canada, 47% of homes are heated with natural gas, and 37% are heated with electricity. The rest are a mix of wood, pelle...

Posted by Jennifer Doll Jan. 20, 2020, 11:59 p.m. Heating and cooling 3 Responses

What is your experience and thoughts on pre-fab wall assemblies?

...insulation being delivered to a building site to sit in the rain will soon be considered as ridiculous as having car parts delivered to your house and assemblin...

Posted by Shaun B Nov. 12, 2019, 4:16 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 2 Responses