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Was the Kenogami House Worth the Cost?

...upgrade insulation, and to use advanced methods for building green outlined in the systems employed in the Kenogami home, was offset by the savings on the runni...

Posted by dean c March 22, 2019, 3:58 p.m. Planning and Design 1 Responses

Which type of exterior insulation to use on a house?

...upgrade to do with older houses when you are doing energy efficient renovations, since rarely do older homes have a proper air barrier. If those pages don’t ans...

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

Can you spray foam a house from the outside?

I live in Calgary, Alberta. My house is a 1940s bungalow with a second storey added in 1988. We are replacing the vinyl siding with Hardie Board, and want to i...

Posted by Joan Lawrence July 11, 2019, 7:17 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

How do I stop a leak from my attic?

I'm getting water dripping down the inside walls of two opposite exterior walls. I checked the attic and found 1) frost of the underside of the roofing plywood...

Posted by Markus Duess Feb. 11, 2019, 12:42 a.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do you insulate a cottage crawlspace and install radiant floor heat?

we are thinking of upgrading our cottage. Currently it is off the ground at various heights, from 6" to 3 ft. Supported by cement blocks at various locations u...

Posted by Todd hall June 28, 2020, 8:36 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

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

...upgrade with tangible benefits and ROI - I noticed ecoHOME has lots of info on insulation at https://www.ecohome.net/guides/query/insulation/

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

What is the best way to renovate and make a self sustaining eco friendly family house?

...upgrade that tells me you are planning to drop a significant amount of money. I would suggest you get an energy audit and blower door test to determine the cu...

Posted by Emmanuel Sylvestre Aug. 31, 2020, 8:15 a.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

Will I save energy by lowering my thermostat at night?

...upgrades for air sealing (which I am in the midst of) it is estimated that my ACH will drop to approx 5.89ACH. It was also recommended that I upgrade the ceilin...

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