Building envelope / Discussions

Have you heard of Gigacrete and is it any good?

...building envelope. There's just not much info out there. Hi Sasha It seems like EPS panels that encapsulate probably double stud light frame steel constructio...

Posted by Sasha P Aug. 29, 2019, 4:21 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 3 Responses

Are there auto balancing ERV/HRV system?

...building envelope with more than ample insulation. In doing so, I've discussed installing an energy recovery ventilator with my HVAC contractor. We will look at...

Posted by Aldoogie Feb. 15, 2021, 3:56 p.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

What is the best way to heat a home with solar panels?

...building envelope as energy effient as posible. Thanks Olie

Posted by Oliver Williamson Oct. 26, 2020, 2:05 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 0 Responses

What are the most cost-effective green building strategies in new home construction?

...building a custom home. I've done research on contracting, home building, Passive House Certification, etc. I'm by no means an expert but I have some knowledge ...

Posted by M T Nov. 4, 2019, 11:07 a.m. Concept and design 3 Responses

What is the most comfortable heating system for a home?

...building envelope – specifically the walls and windows. This page explains in simple terms all about human comfort in homes - How to design a home for thermal...

Posted by Catharine Jans Dec. 11, 2017, 11:25 a.m. Heating with electricity 1 Responses

What is the process to seal a house using Aero barrier spray?

...building envelope, to which they adhere, and effectively ‘plug’ those holes. So while the particles do not stick to any vertical surface, they do fill holes on ...

Posted by Santiago Pacheco Feb. 13, 2020, 11:06 a.m. Air and vapour barriers 3 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a Metal structure from the Inside?

...envelope every 16 to 24 inches around the entire building, which can reduce the ‘effective’ R value of whatever insulation is there, by as much as 25% . So you ...

Posted by Jacky Surber May 2, 2021, 4:09 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 2 Responses

What is the right amount of insulation for a house?

...building cost. I'd like to aim for the better built house with instant payback but how do I determine how much insualtion to use? EPS under slab and on side, de...

Posted by Ryan Gerbrandt Feb. 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m. Passive solar home design 4 Responses

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

...building envelope. That will create positive air pressure inside the house, and force air out other holes in your building envelope. A vacuum won’t be created...

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

How do you stop wind from blowing under a house on piers?

...building envelope, but yours is a situtation where it may be the best option. So first read over that link about crawlspaces, and if I’m misunderstanding what...

Posted by Robert Boyle Oct. 17, 2021, 12:11 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

What is the best heating system for new home build?

...building envelope with no thermal gaps. The Legalett system I brought to my contractor last spring but he wasn't familar with it and I wasn't confident enough o...

Posted by Maureen Thompson Oct. 28, 2021, 11:33 p.m. Heating and cooling 4 Responses

How do you make an airtight house envelope?

...envelope and will not make it as efficient house as it can be. I'm looking for some guidance here as after hours of reading up on different options it becomes a...

Posted by Valeriy Kraydman Dec. 1, 2020, 2:52 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 1 Responses

Can hydronic radiant heating be a complete heating solution for a home?

...building code requirements depending on where you are. What is your climate zone or closest city /province / state? Hi Mike, Thank you so much for your inp...

Posted by Jeremy Peters Dec. 16, 2019, 1:13 a.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 3 Responses

Is there thermal bridging in the Edelweiss REMOTE wall?

...building with a complete seamless insulation envelope would you completely eliminate any thermal bridging and have a perfectly balanced R value over the entire ...

Posted by David Pantalone Feb. 9, 2020, 4:42 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

How do you replace windows in a double stud wall house?

...building envelope, make sure that you know which of the walls is the supporting wall, but you should see that by the location of the existing header. Sometimes ...

Posted by Sasha June 25, 2018, 10:25 p.m. Windows and doors 3 Responses

What is the best wall design for cold climates?

...building envelope. There is not one perfect wall system we would point you towards, but rather give you some tips on how to determine that yourself. The buildin...

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

Should I get an HRV or an ERV?

...building envelope it originated, while and HRV will transfer the humidity. Have a look on this page for more help choosing – Choose between an HRV and ERV, wh...

Posted by RUPINDER ARORA March 12, 2021, 10:23 a.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

Where can I find building plans for an eco home?

...building envelope . Here is link to our Green Home Building Guide , the Ecohome planning and design page is a great place to start, and as you get further int...

Posted by Derek Kittilsen Aug. 4, 2019, 12:09 p.m. Planning and Design 5 Responses