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What infloor radiant heating would you use in a corewood home design?

...to be - gas, wood, oil, electric? Whether you choose wires, hydronic tubes or air tubes to heat your floor, you’ll need to size the system to match the heat l...

Posted by John Yoho Feb. 6, 2020, 10:59 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

Is it not structurally dangerous to smash a concrete floor for a drain?

...to be perfectly smooth to attach the mineral board to it? I suspect parts of the wall, or maybe all of the wall, is not smooth. It's going to be irregular stone...

Posted by t b March 2, 2021, 3:18 p.m. Waterproofing and drainage 2 Responses

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

...tors, incentives, plans Thank you in advance To determine where to start with home renovations you need to assess the current state of the house . With that I...

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

Which insulation should I use under my cottage?

...to add a 6mil barrier to floor, i eventually want to use in winter thx denis I’m going to read this back to you and please tell me if I’m reading you right ...

Posted by denis maurier May 3, 2021, 11:14 a.m. Crawl spaces 3 Responses

How do you choose between a basement or slab on grade?

...to building my first home and am just starting to plan my layout. I thought to copy the old bank barn style and have my house built into a north facing hill. Th...

Posted by A. Delmas May 21, 2020, 8:59 p.m. Foundation choices 1 Responses

Can you help trouble shoot my Lunos HRV e2 system in my tiny home?

...to a unit that's 12' high no place to put a ladder to reach it? (It's above my bed, which is built into the floor and bolted to the wall) A couple of days ago o...

Posted by L Dingwall May 24, 2018, 11:06 p.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

What type of insulation should I use ?

...to be ventilated and the best way to ventilate your roof. You mention fire retardants, those are toxic additives added to building materials and furniture and...

Posted by Dawn Wood Feb. 5, 2021, 12:02 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

How much does it cost to build a house by square foot?

...to go through the design phase, we can offer a few tips on where the money might go if you're not careful, and some places where you may be able to reign it in ...

Posted by Mike D Sept. 5, 2017, 4:12 p.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

Where can I find building plans for an eco home?

...to our Green Home Building Guide , the Ecohome planning and design page is a great place to start, and as you get further into you planning please feel free to ...

Posted by Derek Kittilsen Aug. 4, 2019, 12:09 p.m. Planning and Design 5 Responses

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

...to federal – it's hard to keep it totally up to date but have a look: Tax incentives and credits for energy efficiency home renovations I hope you find some...

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

Can I purchase XPS made with HFOs?

...start a new residential build Spring 2020. Can I purchase XPS panels with HFOs anywhere? If not, any idea when they will be available? If they aren't available,...

Posted by Kate Noblio Dec. 14, 2019, 12:35 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 3 Responses

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

...to keep the damp down to mitigate heat loss but also protect air quality . They are also a good source of questions for us! This page below is a good place to s...

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

How do you design and build a green home on a very small budget?

...to be really focused when initially designing to keep costs at a bare minimum. These pages would be the best place to start - Top Tips for Building Sustainabl...

Posted by Paul Squire Nov. 8, 2018, 8:25 p.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

How do you prevent mold in a finished basement?

...to strip all this smelly mess out, we tried to get quotes off contractors to refinish the basement but they all want to replace what we had with the same thing ...

Posted by Brian Cole Nov. 22, 2019, 10:22 a.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What is the best wall & insulation combination for Colorado?

...start to an efficient and durable home, we just built our recent Demo House on a Legalett slab air heated floor last year. I would first point you to this page ...

Posted by Jacob Johannessen July 2, 2020, 11:13 a.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses

What is the cost of a Net Zero House?

...to find out how much to build a small zero net home on land outside of Vancouver, sea to sky, who do I talk to? Is there a cost calculator or builders you can s...

Posted by SD Holman May 19, 2018, 3:14 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 4 Responses

What is the best way to do a basement renovation?

...to let the moisture escape into the basement where it can be easily managed by a dehumidifer. Have you done all the mud and taping yet? If not slice it open whe...

Posted by BIG FOOT Nov. 18, 2020, 9:33 a.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

How do I get an assessment of heat loss for my home?

...to you really depends on where you are. This page may be able to help, but since incentive policies change with every new incoming government - at any level fro...

Posted by jennifer jolly Jan. 13, 2021, 7:33 p.m. Grants and incentives 1 Responses