Renovations / Discussions

How do I apply for a grant to do renovations to my home?

i need new windows , insulation and exterior work done, my home is very cold To find and apply for energy efficiency home renovation grants, tax breaks and fin...

Posted by Debbie Brown June 20, 2021, 5:58 p.m. Grants and incentives 3 Responses

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

...renovations in general, how to find reliable gren home builders builders , and this one - top tips for staying on budget with home renovations Once you’ve bee...

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

How do I apply for the Canada grant to get renovations done?

...renovations and upgrades qualify for grants, see the pages below – What is offered in the Canada Greener Homes Grant 2021 Canada Greener Homes Grant 2021 - ...

Posted by Debbie Brown Sept. 7, 2021, 11:52 a.m. Grants and incentives 1 Responses

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

...renovations – The easiest way to insulate walls from the exterior in older homes Here are our top 10 energy-saving home improvement tips with the greatest r...

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?

...renovations, though I can’t guarantee how much it will cost. First though, you need to realize that rely on opening a window for fresh air will in the long ru...

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?

...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 reliable gre...

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

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

...renovations. How would you approach the heating/cooling of this house? I should have two heating sources, I've heard. Some options: -Mr. Slim ductless sys...

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

Are their grants in my area?

We have an extremely old house and we are loosing lots of heat!

Posted by Shannon Hutchison Jan. 29, 2021, 10:30 a.m. Grants and incentives 0 Responses

What is the best way to insulate my basement?

...renovations Thar should provide all the answers you need, and feel free to ask a follow up question once you've read it over. And specifically to your questio...

Posted by Chris Rogers Oct. 27, 2019, 11:23 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

What kind of incentive are available for a high performance net zero home?

...renovations I hope you find something of value there, and if you find any for your region we don’t have listed please let us know in the comments section so w...

Posted by Matt Garrod March 28, 2021, 3:37 p.m. Grants and incentives 1 Responses

How do you insulate a 70s home with 2x4 walls that has fiber glass insulation?

What is the best way to insulate from the outside? Rock wool? How costly of a project is this? Here is an article that will give you a starting place about tea...

Posted by Mark Aussenegg Nov. 26, 2018, 6:49 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Where would I apply for interest free loan?

...renovations and green home construction And other than that I would try searching the web for banks in your region to see what is offered. I'm guessing the ...

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

What is your opinion on filling block foundations with concrete?

Our house is a little over 100 years old, with a cinderblock foundation walls in the basement. We’ve got a minor crack in the grout, and we were advised to fil...

Posted by Nina Hartt March 21, 2019, 8:06 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

What is the best way to reduce humidity in a basement?

We live in Bellingham WA and our basement was built in the 70's. It has high humidity (70-80%RH) although I don't see any visible damp anywhere. The washer/dry...

Posted by Robert J. Pierson Oct. 17, 2019, 10:45 p.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

I have many issues with my house where should I start?

...renovations and energy efficient upgrades. Please have a read on a few of these pages, and once you have a better idea of what you want to get done and your b...

Posted by Bryan Squirrell Sept. 29, 2019, 3:08 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Is There a Difference Between an Air Barrier and vapor barrier?

Hi, I have an open beam house (no attic access) built in 1962. I live in cold, dry Edmonton Alberta. My low slope roof doesn't leak, however about once a year ...

Posted by Sherri Mccormick Aug. 17, 2018, 3:24 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

Should you keep duct work out of the attic?

...renovations or is this for a new home build?

Posted by Frank Liu July 23, 2020, 8:53 a.m. Ventilation 1 Responses