Zero / Discussions

What is the cost of a Net Zero House?

...Zero standard or to get it certified? If so here is the Canadian Home Builders Association page on their Net Zero program, they may also be a resource to help y...

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

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

...zero ready or net zero home this year and would like to discuss with you what my options are for incentives, rebates and grant I would be able to get to help wi...

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

Where do you find free energy audits and Canadian Net Zero grants?

...zero home grants and free energy audits in Canada. But I can actually find where these incentives can be put in motion. Can you please help me find where to loo...

Posted by Ian Macmillan July 10, 2020, 8:52 a.m. Grants and incentives 0 Responses

What is the best insulation for a small energy neutral home project?

...zero bills so I'm using wind, hydro and solar for electricity and rain/lake water for water. I want the house to be as well insulated as possible so I have to g...

Posted by Dan Gull Nov. 11, 2019, 6:40 a.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 4 Responses

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

...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 available in the Eastern US sea...

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

How do you rebuild an existing basement?

...zero water issues. To demolish a house and rebuild on an existing basement foundation can be done as long as the basement is structurally solid, to do that you ...

Posted by Lisa Tuck April 14, 2020, 11:34 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Do you need ventilation in a cold storage pantry in a high performance house?

...zero home in Canada, and we are installing a cold-room for food storage. This room is on the north side of the basement, underneath our front porch. The cold ro...

Posted by Brad Sullivan April 12, 2021, 1:13 a.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

What is a thermal break solution at a door threshold?

I am building a net zero home with ICF blocks serving as a frost wall. Our exterior above grade walls will also be ICF with the addition of 3.5" of EPS panels ...

Posted by Shaun B Sept. 13, 2020, 6:31 a.m. Slab on Grade 2 Responses

What are the HRV or ERV options for 40-yr 2-storey 2000 sq ft home?

...zero degrees C, after which the forced hot air must supplement it Have any new options appeared on the market that I can consider? There is an ‘aftermarket’ s...

Posted by T Newell July 17, 2020, 1:59 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

Is an HRV or ERV system best in a cold climate?

...zero net energy once we fully assessed the true energy requirements over a year or two. As the house location is off-grid in the North Woods area, it's not a ca...

Posted by Michael Duncan Nov. 14, 2019, 3:53 a.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

Can you install a slab on grade foundation in the Fall and leave it over winter?

...zero protection from water freezing as well as no heat source, we risk the slab being affected by frost heaves. We are also planning to polish and finish the co...

Posted by Matthew Gioia Sept. 21, 2020, 9:15 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

What is the optimal setup for mechanical systems for slab on grade?

...zero thought to energy efficiency! A lot of clients are on a tight budget and the idea of even spending 20% more on insulation was too abstract a notion, for so...

Posted by Dave Nuttall July 6, 2019, 9:42 a.m. Mechanical systems 1 Responses

Do you have recommendations for radon sealing basement concrete & installing new flooring?

...zero VOC glues. So I am guessing either method can be made relatively healthy -- but am curious as to recommended route (pros and cons for each install method) ...

Posted by M N Sept. 1, 2020, 2:20 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Where does a vapour barrier go when building a shed in southern Ontario?

...zero. Saw dust, a highly combustable substance, has forced an electric heating system, so insulation and air exchange is the primary concern in this project. ...

Posted by Charley Nelson Nov. 5, 2020, 10:09 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

Are there Eco home prefab house models to visit and view?

...Zero prefab kit house assembled for walk throughs at a home show in Montreal a few years ago, but Covid has put a major slowdown on the building industry in man...

Posted by Roelof Cronje Aug. 31, 2021, 11:43 a.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

Do you have building partners in BC?

Very interested in your prefabs on slab. We would prefer to be off grid as the cost of grid power on our site is expensive. We also need a water collection sys...

Posted by Jami Cruz April 13, 2020, 12:05 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 3 Responses

Where can I find Natural Interior Paint?

...zero VOC paint is much easier now and is available at almost all box stores or paint supply stores, but interior natural paint takes a bit more effort. You can ...

Posted by Ramana Murty April 2, 2020, 4:45 p.m. Paints, finishes and natural coatings 1 Responses

Where would I apply for interest free loan?

...Zero Home Grants & Zero Interest Home Renovation Loans for 2020 Whatever the politics…

Posted by Pat Morrison Aug. 31, 2020, 9:18 a.m. Grants and incentives 3 Responses