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how do I get a free quote for the EcoHabitat S 1600 for Ontario?

...ontario If you go onto pages of any individual models of prefab kit houses for sale and in your case the S1600 , you will see a tab to request a quote. I know t...

Posted by sheila miller July 10, 2020, 10:12 a.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

Where can I find certified Green builders in Ontario?

...Ontario to eventually build an eco-home and are wondering if there is an association or list of certified eco-builders that can be consulted. Your sister organi...

Posted by David Gonzalez March 25, 2020, 4:14 p.m. Planning and Design 1 Responses

Where does a vapour barrier go when building a shed in southern Ontario?

...ontario, and enjoy anything from 32 below to 42 above zero. Saw dust, a highly combustable substance, has forced an electric heating system, so insulation and a...

Posted by Charley Nelson Nov. 5, 2020, 10:09 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

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

...Ontario, Canada? You can buy hemp insulation at Ecohome for Canada or the US , just send us an email at info@ecohome.net with what you need. Let us know the q...

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

Do you know of a qualified builder in the Niagara Region, Ontario?

I am interested to know if it is realistic to build a quality affordable Passive Home in Niagara. We don’t currently have a directory of green builders to offe...

Posted by David Edgar July 7, 2020, 1:40 p.m. How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals 1 Responses

What is the ground temperature 4 feet down in Sudbury, Ontario?

Hi, how can I know the lowest ground temp in the Sudbury latitude up as far as temiskaming latitude? Ideally at various depths. Thanks for being there, Paul

Posted by Paul Bullock Oct. 8, 2020, 4:53 p.m. 0 Responses

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

...Ontario or any information on the real-world experience of installing and living with these products, short of reading the always rosy manufacturer's claims. I ...

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

What options are there for pre fab Passive House kit designs?

I have recently purchased a property in the Algonquin Highlands about 20 minutes north of Minden, Ontario. There is an existing strucuture, but I am looking to...

Posted by Kim MacKay Dec. 27, 2019, 3:12 p.m. Planning and Design 1 Responses

We want to build a solarium in Ontario, what do you think of heating it with a radiant floor and wood stove?

...Ontario. QUESTION: Is this idea even possible to add to an existing build and if so, can you give me a rough idea of 800 to 1000 sq. Feet. Thx A solarium or s...

Posted by Deanna Zavattin-Tortolo Feb. 18, 2020, 10:51 p.m. Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums 1 Responses

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

...Ontario/Quebec? Thanks Shaun We really quite like prefab / pre built houses and firmly believe that if you were to fast forward 20 years into the future tha...

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

How much does a Tesla roof cost?

...Ontario Canada The price for a Tesla Solar roof tiles in Canada is still a little tricky to figure, partly because the numbers reported from Tesla themselves ar...

Posted by Anthea Larke June 18, 2019, 7:45 a.m. Renewable energy 1 Responses

Can I use a solar thermal water heater to heat my pool in the summer and the floor of the garage that I am going to build?

...Ontario. The garage will be two stories with a pitched roof that faces south. The garage will be adjacent to the pool. Being a two part question I wouldn’t real...

Posted by Bill Loucks Oct. 5, 2019, 9:48 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses

What type of insulation should I put on the exterior of my new home?

...Ontario Building Code anymore. Many regional building codes can get a little complicated and Ontario is no exception, but you would likely also need R7 continuo...

Posted by Alex Kesheshian April 23, 2020, 12:22 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

Which is the best basement insulation?

...Ontario. Basement will have 9' ceilings, 5 ' concrete wall and 4' knee wall built with 2x6 and batt insulation r22. Should I run rigid insulation inside the fou...

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

What is the best approach to insulate the floor in a tiny home, built on a trailer?

...Ontario, Canada climate -Roxul between all the steel frame and build SIP on top of whole assembly? Anyl help greatly appreciated!! When insulating a tiny ho...

Posted by Dustin Hartwig May 28, 2020, 4:31 p.m. Tiny house 3 Responses

If a passive house is designed well is it worth the extra cost for Low E window coatings?

...Ontario 44 degrees north). My application would have 5x5 ft fixed windows with 5x2 foot awning style windows below and above for ventilation. Low-E coatings are...

Posted by Joe Van Kuren June 7, 2019, 8:37 p.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses

What are your thoughts on a Yurt for colder climates?

...Ontario (we currently live in SE Ontario). We are thrifty, resourceful, health conscious, foragers, gardeners, nature lovers and money conscious. What are your ...

Posted by Lexy Cara Jan. 23, 2020, 1:39 p.m. Tiny house 1 Responses

How do you insulate a crawlspace?

...Ontario in a house converted from a cottage, it has a 20 'X 20' crawlspace with floor joists at about 24" on center. I put 6 mm polythene on the ground and put ...

Posted by Drew Weistend Nov. 14, 2017, 9:22 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses