Collection / Discussions

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

Can a solar thermal air system be coupled to an HRV for heating incoming fresh air?

...collection potential). Am I crazy? Brian We haven't seen any great results when trying to marry solar air heaters to an HRV . To achieve a similar result of p...

Posted by Brian Billings March 21, 2019, 2:53 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses

We have water butt's to collect water. How could we get them to water tank so c

Water pump to get water to tank in roofs pace? Not sure what your question is, please write it out in more detail. We have a holiday home with no mains water. ...

Posted by Denise Humphries June 8, 2020, 3:45 a.m. Rainwater harvesting 3 Responses

Can south facing windows and glass doors, double glazed, be used to collect passive solar heat?

...collection. I should make sure we are talking about the same thing here, since your comment about attaching something to your window is a bit confusing, here is...

Posted by Sue Whall June 5, 2020, 8:13 a.m. Passive solar home design 2 Responses

Which is best between well water vs rain water harvesting?

...collection for any use, but a full system for collecting and purifying rainwater for use in homes is an expensive and complicated set up that isn’t always neces...

Posted by dean c April 24, 2020, 4:40 p.m. Rainwater harvesting 1 Responses

What flooring options work with a passive solar design?

...collection advantage of darker floors is not that pronounced. The reason is that once energy has entered your home (as in light through the window), it’s in. ...

Posted by Christopher Dunn Feb. 23, 2020, 11:50 a.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses

How do you attach steps to slab on grade insulation?

...collection of pages about how to protect indoor air quality , so have a look and feel free to ask other questions. Chemical sensitivities are quite a burden to ...

Posted by Mary Alm Dec. 2, 2021, 11:24 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

What is the right amount of insulation for a house?

...collection on the south is a great idea, and limiting the north side windows is good, as long as you don’t end up feeling like you’re in a bunker. Your design s...

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

What is the best way to do a radiant floor in an off grid house?

...collection through south facing windows . As for the solar panels for the air heated floor you can find a Legalett dealer here , there are no other commercial s...

Posted by Julien Comtois Oct. 2, 2021, 11:21 a.m. Heating and cooling 6 Responses

What is the best option for building our next resilient home?

...collection will keep your energy costs at a minimum and also help it stay warm in the event of power failures. When you suggest a basement, my first thought w...

Posted by John Bae Aug. 27, 2019, 3:55 p.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses