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What is Canada's climate zone?

...Where or what is the climate zone? Canada has several climates zones, and it is important to consider the individual climate challenges of a location in the des...

Posted by Nathan Chan Nov. 25, 2020, 8:45 p.m. Lifestyle, location and commuting 1 Responses

Do you sell and ship kits in the southwest United States?

We are buying land for an off grid cabin in Flagstaff arizona, 8200 feet elevation so it gets a good amount of snow. Flat buildng lot. Will be on solar, septic...

Posted by Tracey Locke May 31, 2020, 12:57 p.m. Architecture and plan design 3 Responses

Slab on Grade for House in Grand Rapids MI - Can I get Prefab form kits & Assistance easily?

I am preparing to build a house in Grand Rapids MI and believe a slab on grade foundation is best suited. do you work here or can you supply a kit and assistan...

Posted by Greg Hooks Nov. 20, 2019, 3:35 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Where can you find a grey water recycling system for our washing machine?

We are looking for a grey water recycling system intigration to our washing machine system to be install at our complex. Such installation and intigration will...

Posted by Sameep Shirodkar June 7, 2020, 10:06 a.m. Greywater Recycling 1 Responses

How do you apply vapor barrier and insulation to a CMU house?

This house is located in SC and is built with 8" block walls. What is the best way to insulate and apply vapor barrier. I have to install studs to the interior...

Posted by Scott Brekke Nov. 22, 2019, 9:37 a.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

Can you recommend consultant for hire to optimize tiny home build?

Hi, we want to build a tiny home and make it as efficient as possible. So we'd like to hire a consultant to optimize passive solar, ventilation, and other aspe...

Posted by Felicia Hobert July 20, 2020, 5:39 p.m. Tiny house 3 Responses

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

...where something a little more permeable than 6 mil poly is a good thing, it can be a better year round solution in a climate that varies as wildly by season as ...

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

Hello EcoHome I was wondering, do you offer your home kits to Massachusetts?

I am interested in passive/net zero home (prefab/modular). You can see all of our LEED and Passive House ready kit houses on this page here , and yes, they are...

Posted by Kimberly Luce July 23, 2020, 7:26 p.m. Architecture and plan design 3 Responses

Do you have a diagram showing effect of winds on the pressure inside the house?

...where and how are positive pressures created in the home? Unfortunately we don’t have any diagrams to clearly depict the effects of wind pressure on a home . We...

Posted by Bryan Bargen June 8, 2018, 5:20 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 1 Responses

Why insulate the walls rather than the floor joists in a crawlspace?

I find many crawlspaces where they are insulated between the floor joists rather than the walls. Is there any benefit to this or should the walls be insulated ...

Posted by Ron Monk June 2, 2021, 9:31 p.m. Crawl spaces 3 Responses

Do you install natural pools?

...where to start - can you help? We are not natural swimming pool installers , but check out this page here for free DIY Guide to building a natural swimming pool...

Posted by Eric Wilson April 24, 2020, 10:42 a.m. Natural swimming pools and ponds 1 Responses

What is the best wall design for cold climates?

...where to start. Do you have any design specs? To build a sustainable and energy efficient home in a cold climate you will need sufficient insulation and an airt...

Posted by Jeremy Hull Jan. 20, 2021, 10:21 a.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

Are straw sips panels available in bc or Canada?

...where we can find straw sips? Finding straw bale SIPs in Canada is tricky at the moment, the only commercial manufacturer we knew of (yes, past tense) has since...

Posted by Jocelan Maxwell Nov. 14, 2021, 7:32 a.m. Walls and Roofs 1 Responses

What do we look for when buying land and coming up with a house building budget?

...where to start on finding land and coming up with a suitable budget. We would really appreciate advice either for where to start or for a company that might be ...

Posted by stephanie p July 3, 2021, 8:48 p.m. Planning and Design 1 Responses

How to you build a raft slab foundation?

I'm at the beginning of a self-build small home project in Cantley, QC using a kit where we have purchased signed drawings and a basic shell. We've done initia...

Posted by Kate Bottriell Aug. 19, 2021, 5:25 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Can you put hemp insulation in an attic?

...Where can I buy hemp? Thanks! You can order Hemp insulation through Ecohome , and hemp is a natural and non-toxic insulation material that will protect the air ...

Posted by Pamella Weatherly-Phillips Aug. 16, 2019, 11:49 a.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Protection from Insects for Legalett Geo-passive super insulated slab on grade?

...where I am here in Nova Scotia. But one concern I have about the Legalett slab is the possibility of insects, especially termites and/or carpenter ants infest...

Posted by James Burns April 30, 2020, 11:11 a.m. Slab on Grade 0 Responses

What's the difference between EPS and GPS insulation?

...where you would use EPS rigid foam insulation. EPS is typically rated at abou R4 per inch where GPS is typically rated as having R5 insulating value. Here is ...

Posted by Ronald Tetrault Feb. 3, 2021, 5:22 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses