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

Can I see details about the heating and domestic hot water systems of the Edelweiss house?

I saw the article on the CaGBC site regarding the Edelweiss house where it indicated "a hydronic radiant floor and an air source heat pump". Can you post more ...

Posted by August Wehrmann March 10, 2019, 9:26 a.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses

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

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 that is pre...

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

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 perfect wall assembly?

...demo house, the S1600 LEED Platinum Prefab kit house . As for how to mount exterior rigid insulation, there are ways that employ more expensive materials, but...

Posted by Paul Drouin Sept. 17, 2020, 6:29 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

What does it take to get a water heater air-conditioner and heater mini-split?

...house. Can we combine our efforts? I think you may be referring to this article here perhaps about the Edelweiss House where we used an air source heat pump as ...

Posted by Réal Paquin May 28, 2020, 12:44 p.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses

What is the best wall & insulation combination for Colorado?

...demo house on a Legalett slab. Prefab hit houses may be something worth looking into , they've advanced so far that you can often get a better final product tha...

Posted by Jacob Johannessen July 2, 2020, 11:13 a.m. Efficient home design 1 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.And as for accessing the unit, maybe a small scaffolding? It's hard to say without seeing it! ...

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

The thickness of vapor retarding latex paint - Is measurement wet or dry?

...Demo House instead of a 6 mil poly vapor barrier , it was for the walls not the floor. As for thickness, that is what we would call a bit of a concern with usin...

Posted by Kim Boas July 24, 2020, 10:36 a.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

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

...house is now standing, it is the first house built of our new prefab modular kit houses available across Canada and the US . you can see a full break down of th...

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

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

How do you stop wood stove smoke from entering a home?

...house I would suggest looking at ductless ERVs as they don’t require a lot of demolition to install compared to the work you’d need to do to install a ducted HR...

Posted by Don Leaver March 24, 2020, 10:49 a.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 4 Responses

What is the best heating and cooling system for a slab on grade home?

...Demonstration house that we built in 2015, it is a super-insulated slab floor with radiant heat, and the cooling is all provided by a combination of air source ...

Posted by Matthew Gioia July 7, 2020, 11:03 p.m. Heating and cooling 3 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 3 Responses

Is the ZIP sheathing system good or bad for water control?

...demo house. I am an architectural technologist at a commercial firm in Calgary and we only do exterior insulation with a combined air/vapour barrier on the exte...

Posted by Trevor Prinz Nov. 26, 2019, 4:03 p.m. Walls and Roofs 5 Responses