LEED Platinum house / Discussions

How hard is it to build a LEED Platinum House?

...platinum level for new single house. Is it possible to submit the application by homeowner to get certified or must it be a personal with LEED AP designation? T...

Posted by Sattar Alfa Aug. 31, 2018, 11:11 p.m. LEED Homes 1 Responses

how do I get a free quote for the EcoHabitat S 1600 for Ontario?

...houses for sale and in your case the S1600 , you will see a tab to request a quote. I know that demand is pretty high at the moment, how soon were you looking t...

Posted by sheila miller July 10, 2020, 10:12 a.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

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

...LEED and Passive 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 ...

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

In your Edelweiss house you use 2x6 studs. Why not use 2x4 studs and add 2" rigid on the inside?

...house are fully filled with 2x6s, and would have been much thicker if the structure were made out of 2x4s. Designs with higher levels of glazings are often 2x6 ...

Posted by Tom Wagar Aug. 25, 2019, 3:40 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

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

...LEED Platinum Edelweiss House heating strategy Air-source and water-source heat pumps working in tandem

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

What is the best way to frame window openings when adding exterior insulation?

...House performance levels (though we didn’t go for Passive House certification, it's actually a LEED Platinum house ), but it helped get our air leakage rate to ...

Posted by Anwas Qwelten May 30, 2019, 8:16 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

How much does it cost to build a house by square foot?

...house but on the lower end of the cost scale, check out our Edelweiss House for inspiration. It is a 1,450 square foot LEED Platinum house we built in 2015 for ...

Posted by Mike D Sept. 5, 2017, 4:12 p.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

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

...LEED V4 Platinum Edelweiss House , our LEED Platinum Kenogami House , and our newest demo house in Wakefield QC has a feature that may be of interest, we instal...

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

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

...LEED or Passive House high-efficiency zero net energy homes - video In our 2015 demo house build ( the LEED V4 Platinum Edelweiss House ) we used the Mitsubis...

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

Can you help me choose between a slab on grade and pressure treated wood foundation?

...LEED Platinum demonstration home (the Edelweiss House) a few years ago (on a slab) and we were careful to choose healthy building materials such as zero VOC pai...

Posted by Margot Simonot May 20, 2019, midnight Slab on Grade 1 Responses

What is the best material to use on top of Plywood for water proofing?

...house wrap, which is best? In our 2015 LEED Platinum Demo house we installed a peel and stick weather barrier / exterior air barrier, see our how to install a...

Posted by Babak K July 27, 2020, 12:22 a.m. Air and vapour barriers 2 Responses

If a passive house is designed well is it worth the extra cost for Low E window coatings?

...LEED V4 platinum Edelweiss House where we employed a very comprehensive passive heating and cooling strategy in our and we had different coatings on the north w...

Posted by Joe Van Kuren June 7, 2019, 8:37 p.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses

What is the best type of heating system?

...LEED Platinum Edelweiss house heating and electrical systems here . If it were me, I would only do radiant heating on floors I occupy as living space, and onl...

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

Can you elevate a slab on grade foundation?

...LEED V4 Platinum Edelweiss House . This page has a video about how to build passive solar homes , where you can see how we raised the level of the slab with cle...

Posted by Raoul Lions July 27, 2019, 2:47 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

What are your thoughts about incorporating natural ventilation techniques into the heating/cooling/ventilation design of a house?

...Leed Platinum Edelweiss House in that video actually gets most of its cooling from a heat pump water heater . It also has a ductless mini-split heat pump that o...

Posted by dean c Jan. 18, 2020, 3:51 p.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

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

...LEED Platinum Demo house , and since with was a superior building envelope the water pump did provide a noticeable difference, but that combination won’t always...

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

What are your thoughts on a Yurt for colder climates?

...house is an option that may be worth exploring, have a look at this page– LEED Platinum prefab kit homes The model on that page is larger than you would be ...

Posted by Lexy Cara Jan. 23, 2020, 1:39 p.m. Tiny house 1 Responses

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

...LEED Platinum 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 conc...

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