Demo houses / Discussions

Where can I find building plans for an eco home?

I am preparing my property to build and I want to find building plans for Eco friendly houses. We don’t currently have plans we can offer unfortunately. There ...

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

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

...houses available across Canada and the US . you can see a full break down of the mechanical systems, energy performance and total carbon footprint on this page ...

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

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

...demo house, but that and our second one (the Edelweiss House ) are both site builds, but our more recent one (the Wakefield House) is a kit home, and we placed ...

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

How do you make an airtight house envelope?

...demo houses and hit PH airtightness levels, you can see a video of it here – How to install air barriers properly to make a house airtight – DIY video As fo...

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

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

...houses on slabs and don't give it a second thought. And... if a drain DID have a leak and a the occasional drop made it to the ground below, no you probably wou...

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

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

...demo houses we have used mini-split heat pumps as well as a heat pump water heater and we've been very happy with the results. For a 600 square foot space you w...

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