Rigid board insulation / Guides

Choosing between OSB or Plywood for house sheathing for Roofs, Walls & Floors.
Wood and organic materials

Which is better, OSB or Plywood for Roofs, Walls & Floors?

...rigid insulation with membranes attached, or sheathing with foam insulation attached, as seen in the image above of the corner of a house under construction. It doesn't appear such products conform with the requirements laid out in section 9.25.2.1 of the Building Code, which says that 20% of the total insulation sho...

Tiny House living in cold climates - one of the best tiny homes on wheels
Tiny house

Tiny Houses - Living in Cold Climates

...insulation jobs (as every batt and rigid board will need to be cut), so it's not something we would want to undertake for a conventional house, but for a small job like this it seems manageable. This unusual wall design does stands out from most other tiny houses we've seen in one seriously green way - recyclability ...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

Find out what's trending in 2020 for Green Home Construction

...insulation. To label something an ‘eco-friendly building material’ can only be done if you calculate its full impact, (See the EC3 calculator above) and the fact that a relatively small amount of raw material is required to fabricate foam insulation is a definite advantage. Owens Corning XPS rigid insulation boar...

Earthship in Taos, New Mexico, shame they don't work in cold climates
Concept and design

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...insulation so far back means you now need to buy more eco-friendly styrofoam insulation boards to insulate the top of that 5 foot strip, for the entire length of the building, or the Thermal Wrap would do nothing at all. And more heat will also escape through the top insulation, so the only tangible result of that desi...

Building Green Homes on a Budget is Possible - Our top tips
Planning and Design

Top tips for planning and building a green home on a budget

...insulation is best for different applications Choosing the right rigid insulation boards Eco-friendly flooring options Choosing safe paint Find durable and healthy green kitchen counters Eco-friendly green building products for sustainable home construction As the home owner, the final choice on materials...

Crawlspace radon barrier installation for radon mitigation
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Removing radon gas from basements and crawlspaces

...insulation with voids underneath where air can circulate. A 5 inch hole is cut in the EPS layer where a flange and radon stack are installed. Once it is all sealed, a new layer of concrete is poured on top. To use the rigid sheets of insulation you would need a flat surface, so along with existing basement floors, th...