Smart home / Discussions

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

...home should be so well-insulated that lowering the thermostat during the day should be somewhat pointless. Read her about smart home devices for energy efficien...

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

What is the best option for building our next resilient home?

...Smart homes and home monitoring with devices – control the systems of your home remotely, and monitor for intruders, temperature swings, and get smart phone not...

Posted by John Bae Aug. 27, 2019, 3:55 p.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses

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

...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 in one o...

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

Looking to build a small home as eco as possible, where do we start?

...home building lot How to build a passive solar home How to build a slab on grade Choosing the best home insulation That’s a start to a few pages that ...

Posted by Jenn Bisson July 12, 2019, 12:12 p.m. Planning and Design 2 Responses

Will I save energy by lowering my thermostat at night?

...home was built approximately 1975. The best I can tell, the walls are insulated with R12. I recently had a Home Energy Audit and found that my home has 6.5ACH a...

Posted by Ryan Peterson May 1, 2018, 11:51 a.m. Heating and cooling 4 Responses

Is it common to insulate the Plumbing lines for modern buildings?

...home? Insulating hot and cold water pipes in a home is a good idea, but isn’t as common as it should be. Your contractor could well be correct that it isn’t ‘re...

Posted by Babak K July 17, 2020, 1:49 a.m. Plumbing and water heaters 2 Responses

How do you prevent walls from rotting in humid climates?

...home in a very hot and humid climate, so if you plan to have AC and keep your house very cool then upgrading to a ‘smart’ membrane is good idea. They are more b...

Posted by Rose Alderson Nov. 5, 2018, 4:34 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses