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Real estate

Real estate

...home will be the biggest investment of our lives. This section is about knowing what to look for in new homes to get the best value for your dollar, or what to look for in a building lot for the same reasons. What to look for in a location: Being close to where you work and play Nearby services: groceries, bank...

Choosing a home and neighbourhood
Real estate

Shopping for a home? Some tips for finding the right house and neighbourhood

...home will be the biggest investment of our lives. This section is about knowing what to look for in new homes to get the best value for your dollar, or what to look for in a building lot for the same reasons. What to look for in a home location: Being close to where you work and play Nearby services: Groceries,...

Natural Building Insulation Made of Grass - Eco-friendly, Green
Insulation and soundproofing

Non-toxic natural building insulation made of grass

...home or walls change, some of that moisture will be absorbed and released by the materials in your home. And, as it's that time of year when condensation on windows can indicate a problem , having some safe passive humidity storage is never a bad thing in homes. Have you ever noticed that sometimes a squeaky floor bo...

Hemp insulation products for USA & Canada rolling off the production line
Insulation and soundproofing

Hemp insulation in Canada & USA - insulating naturally is an Eco-friendly alternative

...soundproofing panels; semi-rigid decorative and soundproofing panels; felts for subfloor insulation. 5.5 " batts for a standard 2x6 wall currently cost $1.90 per square foot and 3.5" batts for 2x4 stud bays cost $1.35 per square foot. "Our prices per square foot fall right between the cost of mineral wool and p...

Is EPS foam eco-friendly? Exterior home insulation rigid foam panels
Insulation and soundproofing

Does plastic foam or Styrofoam insulation have a place in green building?

...home is the most affordable option The best resilient design features for new home construction Find more about green home construction and reap the benefits of a free Ecohome Network Membership here .

Roxul mineral wool batt insulation in LEED Homes
Insulation and soundproofing

Choosing the right insulation: the pros, cons and applications for walls, slabs & basements

...soundproofing. Insulation batts are not rated for soundproofing, but still outperform most other materials for sound reduction. Be sure to get the right product for the right application. Rock wool in interior walls reduces sound between rooms and floors, as well as offering fire protection. Below grade dur...

Gabion walls can be used for building homes
Concrete and masonry

Gabion Walls - what is a gabion cage & how to build with them?

...homes and zero carbon homes often introduce industrial looks to the interior and exterior aesthetics of homes and commercial buildings, and many are already using gabion walls for structures and even aesthetic accents now. So this may increasingly become a popular building trend as it's certainly easier than trying to ...

Passive House design Vancouver
Passive House

The city of Vancouver is actively promoting Passive House construction

...Home Sustainable & Green Building Guides here . https://vancouver.ca/files/cov/passive-home-design.pdf

Installing foam panel insulation, which is best?
Insulation and soundproofing

Rigid insulation panels: which ones to use for different applications

...Home Guide to High Performance wall construction here And watch the Video Guide to high performance wall construction and insulation here Both from the EcoHome Green Building Guides

Installing soundproofing batts in interior partition walls
Insulation and soundproofing

Soundproofing interior walls-video

...homes can give the illusion of greater distances between living spaces and bedrooms. For the LEED V4 Platinum Edelweiss House , we installed soundproofing batts in the interior partitions and for the mechanical room, we added soundproofing batts along with resilient channels and 2 layers of 5/8 drywall. More on sou...

Timber frame construction
Wood and organic materials

Wood frame construction

...home see here , from the EcoHome Green Building Guides