Rénovations / Discussions

For a first time buyer where do you start with renovations?

Pls. Send me any info on green grants i might be eligible for ? we put on a steel roof and insolated basement but need new window and drywall unfinished baseme...

Posted by Joanne Geall Aug. 19, 2020, 3:14 p.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses

Improving the efficiency of a home built in 1978 during renovations, do I need an HRV?

I'm looking for ways to tighten up the envelope as I make improvements. One question I have though is does it make sense to install an HRV in an older leaky ho...

Posted by joe cruikshank Feb. 8, 2020, 12:08 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

What are the HRV or ERV options for 40-yr 2-storey 2000 sq ft home?

The local ventilation consultants wish to install a second ducting system, in addition to the returns and ducts for a electric-wood forced hot air system For...

Posted by T Newell July 17, 2020, 1:59 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

Where can I find green house builder in Loma Linda Ca?

for home renovations We don’t currently have a directory of green builders to offer unfortunately, but this page can help you I think - Tips for finding a re...

Posted by Yasmeen Zahid July 2, 2020, 1:59 p.m. How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals 1 Responses

For home renovation, is it better to install insulation on the inside or outside?

Hi, I have a 1955 red all brick bungalow. the interior walls are a very thick plaster board (maybe 1" or more thick). I want to take the walls down to the stud...

Posted by Neil Richardson Jan. 29, 2019, 4:09 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Where would I apply for interest free loan?

We will be building a new home soon. We want to make the house green. I don't fully understand sorry. Do you mean you are hoping to get an interest free bank l...

Posted by Pat Morrison Aug. 31, 2020, 9:18 a.m. Grants and incentives 3 Responses

Where can I sell windows- Brand New, unopened?

I am in the process of a major addition and inspector changed his mind on my orig windows. I have 2 Pinnacle 2638/44, 6-lite eyebrow (swing out) that I would l...

Posted by Michael Parnell Sept. 9, 2020, 9:52 a.m. Recycled and Reclaimed Materials 1 Responses

Can I spray foam insulate from the outside?

I bought an old timer home on Gibsons, BC and the siding needs replacing. I want to use the opportunity to seal up and insulate the wall cavity once exposed. I...

Posted by Kurt Klischuk June 6, 2019, 8:56 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Do I need ceiling fans if I have an HRV?

I have high ceilings and I will be adding an addition this summer with normal height ceilings and a new stairwell to the basement. Should I arrange for a ceili...

Posted by S McIntyre April 2, 2019, 10:01 p.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

Can you put hemp insulation in an attic?

I need to pull the cellulose from the attic, I have a radiant barrier on the attic ceiling and floor. I am removing the cellulose, but what non toxic insulatio...

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

Is Blum hardware LBC compliant or free of Red List components?

I can find no information on this online and Blum seems to be vague about it also. Any assistance would be appreciated. That is a great question, and so far we...

Posted by Phil Lipton Aug. 27, 2019, 10:45 a.m. Kitchens 2 Responses

What is the best way to make a row house in Montreal Quebec more energy efficient?

Background: House attached on both sides, built in 1875, in Montreal. Two stories and a basement. Main and 2nd floor have wood floors that I don't intend to ch...

Posted by Elizabeth Brown Feb. 26, 2019, 9:09 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

What is the best way to insulate rim joists with EPS and batts?

I'm trying to insulate Rim joists /cripple walls in basements have read about three methods using EPS & batt with slightly different orders. Plan to insulate c...

Posted by Steve J July 18, 2019, 3:53 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Do you have suggestion for non-toxic closet design company, or materials?

We are renovating a house, and moving in fairly soon. We live in Southern California, and I want to avoid toxic materials, particularly in the bedrooms. Can't ...

Posted by Nicole Lucas Haimes Oct. 11, 2019, 10:51 p.m. Materials and resources 1 Responses

Can you install foam boards directly against basement walls?

I read in one of your articles when putting up rigid fome to Install two inches of rigid insulation board directly against concrete. A mold expert told me to p...

Posted by Ted Gorab Oct. 3, 2019, 6:09 p.m. Basements improvements 4 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a crawlspace to keep humidity down and stop odors?

I have a crawlspace with 4' concrete walls and a cement floor, insulation between the floor joists and has 3 - vents to the outside. I am thinking of 1" foam b...

Posted by Dave Bell Oct. 24, 2019, 3:57 p.m. Crawl spaces 3 Responses

Which type of exterior insulation to use on a house?

I want to first off thank you for taking the time to read this and hopefully provide some help. I've watched the great videos on here and just want to ensure I...

Posted by Trevor Marshand May 26, 2020, 1:16 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Can basement walls to dry to the inside with foam board?

I'm planning to install and seal 2 inch eps foamboard to my basement foundation walls. From all of my reading it says that your basement foundation walls can o...

Posted by Tim Hanrahan Aug. 20, 2020, 12:34 a.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses