Demo houses / Discussions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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