Demo house / Discussions

Where to find Aeratron ceiling fans?

...Demo House in 2015 but we have not been in contact with the company since. Have you contacted anyone at the company?

Posted by marlene schaly Feb. 21, 2021, 10:08 a.m. Ventilation 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 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

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 is the best type of home 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

What is the best method of building a slab on grade?

...demo house when we did it by hand. It works fine, but we do now prefer the raft slab system, which we tried in our latest demo house, our LEED Platinum prefab e...

Posted by Jay Law April 19, 2021, 3:09 p.m. Slab on Grade 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

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

Is hydronic slab heat appropriate in a super insulated home?

...demo house which was the first LEED V4 in Canada and it also met Passive House performance requirements even though it we didn’t seek certification. We used the...

Posted by Andrew Wright Feb. 3, 2021, 3:26 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 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

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

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

What are the foundation options for a prefab house?

...house to be shipped in 2 sections, with a final resting place in the mountains of western BC. The site slopes along the long axis of the house approximately 3 f...

Posted by Richard Bowie Nov. 20, 2020, 3:40 p.m. Foundations and Basements 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

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