Demo house / Discussions

Can you do an update on Ecohome’s new demo house?

...demo house, did Legalett also build the Solar Air Panels to ensure a continuation of its closed loop system? In the last article about this latest demo house,...

Posted by dean c Oct. 16, 2019, 2:04 a.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate embedded joists in a basement Montreal Home?

Hey there. I've recently purschased a house in Montreal Canada. We get -20C in Winter and we can get +30C in Summer. I have a split level home built in 1961 ...

Posted by Emil Idf Jan. 7, 2020, 8:34 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

Are there any updates on the progress of the second demonstration house?

...House coming soon! Best regards, Mike Thanks for the reply. I noticed this new demo house is 2 stories. Is the Legalett system also supplying radiant air heatin...

Posted by dean c April 30, 2019, 7:58 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 2 Responses

What options are there for pre fab Passive House kit designs?

...House ready prefab kit house s, these are available in your area. The LEED Platinum Kenogami house is an exceptional build and was our first demo house, but t...

Posted by Kim MacKay Dec. 27, 2019, 3:12 p.m. Planning and Design 1 Responses

Where can I find building plans for an eco home?

...House and LEED certified prefab kit homes available that may meet your needs, other than that we would recommend you look through our building guide pages to le...

Posted by Derek Kittilsen Aug. 4, 2019, 12:09 p.m. Planning and Design 1 Responses

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

...House , our LEED Platinum Kenogami House , and our newest demo house in Wakefield QC has a feature that may be of interest, we installed a solar air heated floo...

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

What is the right amount of insulation for a house?

...house while the super insulated house cost more per month due to the added up front building cost. I'd like to aim for the better built house with instant payba...

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

What are the factors I should consider for choosing between a slab on grade and basement?

...demo house, on a slab, here is a video of the install if you want to have a peek. It is entirely above grade, and as I write, the house on top is being built, w...

Posted by Shaun B April 2, 2019, 6:35 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

What is the best type of heating system?

...demo house in Quebec that is all electric, and the entire electrical load (stove, water heater, lighting, heating) comes to just over $500 per year. Read more a...

Posted by Jennifer Doll Jan. 20, 2020, 11:59 p.m. Heating and cooling 3 Responses

Looking to build a small home as eco as possible, where do we start?

...demo house, this one in Wakefield, QC it is about the size you mention so it may be worth considering, and being nearby you could go have a look at it. It is an...

Posted by Jenn Bisson July 12, 2019, 12:12 p.m. Planning and Design 2 Responses

How well do Legalett slab on grades work?

...house if it were on a crawl space or basement? What I mean here relates to the part above the foundation; i.e. the main house and garage construction. 8) Are ...

Posted by Steve Sykes Aug. 18, 2019, 3:21 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

What is the Kenogami House heating system?

...house that received direct sun, and collected passive solar heat, and moved the water through the tubing to the areas of the house that did not receive direct s...

Posted by dean c March 22, 2019, 3:46 p.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses

Air source heat pumps: Which brand has the best performance?

...House high-efficiency zero net energy homes - video In our 2015 demo house build ( the LEED V4 Platinum Edelweiss House ) we used the Mitsubishi Mr. Slim Mini...

Posted by Mike Brigham Jan. 22, 2020, 9:25 a.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses

What is the best way to heat an off grid home?

...demo house in about 3 weeks (September, 2018), which will have solar-heated air panels feeding air tubes in the slab floor. Solar air heating panels are a lot l...

Posted by Michelle Nason Aug. 8, 2018, 1:48 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 1 Responses

What infloor radiant heating would you use in a corewood home design?

...demo house will be a slab on grade with Solar radiant floor heating powered by air tubes heated with air solar panels Installing a hydronic radiant floor syst...

Posted by John Yoho Feb. 6, 2020, 10:59 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

How do you attach exterior siding without affecting the air barrier on a passive house?

...demo house build we did put small pieces of FlexxBand tape on the sheathing where future nail holes would go, if that is the source of your concern I would apol...

Posted by Scott Bowker July 16, 2018, 11:07 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 3 Responses

Can you help trouble shoot my Lunos HRV e2 system in my tiny home?

...demo house but we aren't a distributor so I can only help so much, but I just spoke to 475 Building Supplies (a distributor in New York), they would need a bit ...

Posted by L Dingwall May 24, 2018, 11:06 p.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

I'm looking at installing rigid insulation the exterior of My Double brick 1880s

...demo house a few years ago. About insulation now – you could insulate the outside of the bricks, but rather than applying something that will hold moisture, y...

Posted by Gordon CASWELL Dec. 13, 2019, 11:38 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses