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What is an Alternative ground cover to grass for a yard that gets wet and shady where kids play ?

Brooklyn, NY, small backyard. Tried to cultivate grass for years but often dies. Would love alternative ground cover. Ideally not waiting months for it to esta...

Posted by Hillary Fairbanks Sept. 4, 2020, 10:55 a.m. Exteriors - Eco-Friendly Alternatives 1 Responses

Where should you mount solar panels if you don't have space on your roof?

We do not want to place solar panels on our roof, we want some type of panel support to be fixed on the ground. We want to have a Solar Tracker a well, we live...

Posted by Dan Hynes Aug. 31, 2020, 9:23 a.m. Solar photovoltaic 1 Responses

Where can I find qualified green builders/modular or prefab homes in Port Townsend WA?

Looking to build a retirement home. 3 bed 2 bath 1500 to 2000 sq ft- one level. Hi Alyne, We have a number of prefab modular Kit houses that can meet LEED or P...

Posted by Alyne Galm June 27, 2020, 3:40 p.m. Architecture and plan design 3 Responses

Where can I purchase non-toxic interior wall panels near Laval, Quebec?

I live near Laval in QC and I am replacing wood panels in my basement due to a sewer backup situation. I have asthma and would like a lost cost non toxic wall ...

Posted by Louise Goulet Nov. 30, 2019, 1:14 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Do frost lines where studs are on a wall show a failure of spray foam insulation?

...where the studs are would be higher than the temperature adjacent to the stud bays since they are filled with spray foam (SPUF), and so it may melt the frost. ...

Posted by Gerald Crozier July 22, 2019, 10:24 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

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

...where to start, eg. should I seal the house, then insulate the outside basement wall, to the roof, then re-side the house, and insulate roof. Or insulate inside...

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

Is a vapor barrier necessary under a concrete slab with foam insulation and if so, where does go?

...where you are but we just installed a slab with 6 inches of EPS. It is from a slab on grade form kit called Legalett , and they don't install vapour barriers ev...

Posted by Grady 22 Aug. 17, 2019, 12:19 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 3 Responses

Are saltwater home batteries availability in the USA?

...where can I find one? Saltwater home batteries for power storage is a very promising technology that we were really excited about seeing as a greener and cheape...

Posted by David Meckes April 11, 2020, 5:13 p.m. Renewable energy 1 Responses

Where to get good tape for taping air barriers?

...where I can get one of these or another brand and type of tape you would recommond for taping Tyvek Home wrap? It's for insulating a cabin in the upper Laurenti...

Posted by Frank Suerich-Gulick Sept. 12, 2020, 7:25 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 2 Responses

Where can I get wood planks for a ceiling?

I have 1500sf of Celing area I need to cover with wood planks I need to know what the labour cost of that . I assume you are asking because you saw this page h...

Posted by zulie alnahas Aug. 23, 2020, 6:01 p.m. Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces 1 Responses

Where can I find salt water batteries?

Im about to put in a solar systerm for my house. I am very interested in the company you spoke about. Thanks! Shelley The arrival of saltwater home solar batte...

Posted by S Conrad June 23, 2020, 9:52 p.m. Renewable energy 3 Responses

Are these homes available in Michigan?

We are looking for land in Western Michigan, hoping to build in 2021 Our Leed and Passive House ready Kit houses for the US and Canada are currently backlogged...

Posted by Suzanne Loechl Nov. 27, 2020, 1:12 p.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

How do I get a free energy audit?

We need our windows replaced An energy audit needs to be performed on site of course, so you would need to find someone in your region. Where are you located? ...

Posted by Rick Bittman May 27, 2021, 1:43 p.m. How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals 1 Responses

Do you buy leftover lumber?

...Where to buy and sell used building materials I hope you are able to find what you're looking for on that page. As you will note, we have found that some onli...

Posted by Marty Clinton Sept. 23, 2020, 2:35 p.m. Recycled and Reclaimed Materials 1 Responses

How do I sell my construction materials?

...Where to buy and sell used building materials I hope you are able to find what you're looking for on that page. As you will note, we have found that some onli...

Posted by Eshwari Chauke April 20, 2020, 3:04 a.m. Recycled and Reclaimed Materials 2 Responses

how do I list an item for sale?

how to list an item for sale To buy and sell used buildling materials online, see here. The Ecohome network does not currently have a forum of our own for buyi...

Posted by Kathryn Andries Nov. 20, 2021, 11:01 a.m. Recycled and Reclaimed Materials 1 Responses

Do you buy used building materials if they are in good condition?

I have 2 windows and a door, all with framed transoms. We are renovating and would like to sell them. (Cheap). Just need to remove them from my garage, no spac...

Posted by Cheryl Nicholson Sept. 5, 2018, 7:03 p.m. Recycled and Reclaimed Materials 1 Responses

How to sell an item? I have 2 cans of unused deck paint...

...where you can find local used building materials online and sell your leftover stock. Where to buy and sell used building materials

Posted by Ashleigh Franklin Dec. 2, 2020, 1:43 p.m. Recycled and Reclaimed Materials 1 Responses