Net zero / Discussions

Where do you find free energy audits and Canadian Net Zero grants?

...net zero home grants and free energy audits in Canada. But I can actually find where these incentives can be put in motion. Can you please help me find where to...

Posted by Ian Macmillan July 10, 2020, 8:52 a.m. Grants and incentives 0 Responses

What is the cost of a Net Zero House?

...Net Zero standard or to get it certified? If so here is the Canadian Home Builders Association page on their Net Zero program, they may also be a resource to he...

Posted by SD Holman May 19, 2018, 3:14 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 4 Responses

What is the best insulation for a small energy neutral home project?

...zero bills so I'm using wind, hydro and solar for electricity and rain/lake water for water. I want the house to be as well insulated as possible so I have to g...

Posted by Dan Gull Nov. 11, 2019, 6:40 a.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 3 Responses

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

...net zero home (prefab/modular). You can see all of our LEED and Passive House ready kit houses on this page here , and yes, they are available in the Eastern US...

Posted by Kimberly Luce July 23, 2020, 7:26 p.m. Architecture and plan design 2 Responses

Is an HRV or ERV system best in a cold climate?

...zero net energy once we fully assessed the true energy requirements over a year or two. As the house location is off-grid in the North Woods area, it's not a ca...

Posted by Michael Duncan Nov. 14, 2019, 3:53 a.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

Air source heat pumps: Which brand has the best performance?

...zero net energy homes - video In our 2015 demo house build ( the LEED V4 Platinum Edelweiss House ) we used the Mitsubishi Mr. Slim Mini-split heat pump as se...

Posted by Mike Brigham Jan. 22, 2020, 9:25 a.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses

What is the best way to heat an off grid home?

Concrete slab floor with frost wall I will run with the assumption that your house is not yet built otherwise you would already have a heating solution, is tha...

Posted by Michelle Nason Aug. 8, 2018, 1:48 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 3 Responses

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

...net zero/passive house standards (not seeking certification though). We plan on having solar panels and will be only on electricity, no natural gas or propane. ...

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

How do you do a vapor barrier in a dense pack cellulose wall?

...Net Zero home that will be Earth Advantage Platinum & Beyond. I'm intending on using Dense Packed Cellulose in the home and just applied it to the wall cavities...

Posted by Ian MacKay July 26, 2018, 2:48 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 4 Responses

Do you have building partners in BC?

Very interested in your prefabs on slab. We would prefer to be off grid as the cost of grid power on our site is expensive. We also need a water collection sys...

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