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

Rigid insulation panels: which ones to use for different applications

...Video Guide to high performance wall construction and insulation here Both from the EcoHome Green Building Guides

Slab-on-grade for Ecohome's upcoming video building guide
Slab on Grade

how to build a slab-on-grade on standard soil

...video of how we did this. Plastic ties were chosen over long nails or screws to prevent the heat loss that would come through metal, which our engineer assured us would be significant, far more than we would have expected before seeing software energy simulations. Metal fasteners would have effectively reduced the to...

Tips for finding a reliable green home builder
How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals

How to choose a home-building contractor

...Video Guide Why is a Slab-on-grade Foundation more Eco-Friendly than a Basement? - EcoHome Discussions

Prefab & Modular Construction is Booming for Sustainable Homes
Planning and Design

Prefab & Modular Construction poised for dramatic growth in 2020

...video on our YouTube channel (see below or here) " If you can build a house that costs next to nothing to operate at the same price as a traditional house, why would you build one any other way? " and why if looking to build an affordable modern LEED certified or Zero Net Energy home it makes sense to consider a pref...

The Best Electric Car - Discover which EV is best for You
Lifestyle, location and commuting

The Best Electric Car - Discover which EV is best for You

...video of you drag-racing against a Porsche with your homemade EV. I know you keep tweaking it; is it even faster now? And how does it stack up against other EVs for speed? CT - It’s a little faster now since it has dual motors and it’s all-wheel drive. I haven’t had it to the track yet this year but last year it a ra...

Deck Construction, 10 Top Tips for Building Decks
Decks, porches and gazebos

Building a deck ? 10 Tips to make your deck last longer

...video . Ultra low voc deck stain system keeps decks looking better longer and saves on air pollution and toxins 8) Choose Your Deck's Wood Grain Carefully: if you work with the growth rings of the wood facing up in a convex (rather than concave) direction, the grain will in theory repel water from the surface r...

Slab-on-grade construction technical guide
Slab on Grade

Slab-on-grade technical guide

...Video Guide for a Slab on Grade Foundation with Solar Powered Radiant Heating below, or discover many more articles about Design, Insulation, Forming, Heating & Pouring of Slab on Grade by Clicking HERE all from the EcoHome Green Building Guides Or, you can watch all the EcoHome Slab On Grade Videos in this Playlis...

Roxul mineral wool batt insulation in LEED Homes
Insulation and soundproofing

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

...video about high-performance wall construction and insulation first to learn the basics. Understanding the physics behind how walls work is the key to designing well-insulated, airtight and durable wall systems. Loose fill or dense-packed cellulose insulation Blowing cellulose insulation in roof © Ecohome R...

Which wood is best for framing timber frame construction in homes?
Wall assemblies - new construction

Lumber choices for wood frame construction - choosing timber for framing & building homes

...video building guide - watch the wood framing of a passive solar home with FSC certified wood: Engineered wood products for framing homes Engineered wood requires more processing than standard wood. As may be expected, engineered wood is more expensive than the types described above, and has a higher embodied e...

Insulated Radiant Floor ICF Foam Forms Heated with Air
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

Air-heated radiant floor slab foam forming systems

...Video Guide on How to Install Hydronic Radiant Heated Floor Tubing HERE Alternatively, you can heat floors with electric wires and this is often the most affordable after-market solution for happier feet. Even in new homes with forced-air heating, electrically-heated mats are sometimes installed below the tiles in ...

Building Climate Zones USA & Canada Maps Help with Specification of Homes
Planning and Design

Climate Zones in USA & Canada for Building Homes

...video below, based on a test home we built in the cold climate zone 6 of Quebec, Canada: Now you know more about why building better, affordable eco homes is important in different climate zones in USA & Canada ... Find more pages about sustainable and resilient green building techniques here : Chan...