LEED home / Discussions

How hard is it to build a LEED Platinum House?

...homeowner to get certified or must it be a personal with LEED AP designation? The project is in Ontario, Canada. Yes, any homeowner or builder is allowed to sub...

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

Looking to build a small home as eco as possible, where do we start?

...home building lot How to build a passive solar home How to build a slab on grade Choosing the best home insulation That’s a start to a few pages that ...

Posted by Jenn Bisson July 12, 2019, 12:12 p.m. Planning and Design 2 Responses

What is the best way to renovate a basement after a flood?

...home is located 1 KM east of the Rideau River, probably on infill over swampy land. In any case, the water table is high (12-18 inches below the slab). The caus...

Posted by Wren Toombs June 18, 2018, 10:52 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

Where can I buy green home building plans and blue prints?

...home plans to offer sorry, but you should check out our prefab LEED and Passive House ready kit houses . Some of these manufacturers of prefab homes offer desig...

Posted by Moyra Francis Oct. 25, 2019, 5:55 p.m. Concept and design 2 Responses

Can these be built in California or Washington?

Looking for info on builders on the west coast. Hi Steven, Just confirming - you're asking if our prefab kit houses are available in Washington and California?...

Posted by Steven J July 4, 2020, 10:24 p.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

Where can I find green house builder in Loma Linda Ca?

...LEED or Passive House ready prefab modular kit home delivered instead of doing a site build if you can't find a suitable general contractor. But even more impor...

Posted by Yasmeen Zahid July 2, 2020, 1:59 p.m. How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals 1 Responses

Was the Kenogami House Worth the Cost?

...home, to the larger mortgage being carried to pay for the added insulation for the Kenogami home vs a code built home? Basically wondering if the larger mortgag...

Posted by dean c March 22, 2019, 3:58 p.m. Planning and 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

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

...home regularly. Super-insulated homes such as passive house , and designing a home for passive solar heat collection will keep your energy costs at a minimum ...

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

Which of the passive home prefab kits are available in Quebec?

...homeowners to make minor modifications to existing plans in order to customize homes to meet the needs of individual families. Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit...

Posted by Shawna Dunbar June 16, 2020, 3:51 p.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

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

...home. We purchased some basic house plans that are designed for a slab on grade home. I am really leaning towards slab on grade for the aesthetics, savings, as ...

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

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

...home is fairly compact, extremely well-insulated and airtight, it likely wouldn’t cool your home anywhere near enough to be a viable alternative to a mini split...

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

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

...Homes There is a lot to it, and it is honestly best left to those who do energy modelling. An example to look at would be our LEED V4 platinum Edelweiss House...

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

What do you think of insulated T Studs in Canada?

...home as well an increase home durability, which is what happens when you build more efficient homes. What I DON’T really like at a glance is that they are insul...

Posted by Lee Watt June 3, 2019, 10:57 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

What is safer than OSB for someone with multiple chemical sensitivities?

...home. Are there safer plywood options? What is the healthiest product for home contsruction? Who makes the healthiest structural plywood or building product? Pl...

Posted by Ian Smith April 27, 2020, 1:01 p.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

Where do I start to build a small, affordable, low-maintenance house?

...home' in our part of the world) anyways I am hoping you guys could give some pointers on where to start. The home will have to be 100% off grid due to locatio...

Posted by Ocean-Lynn Georgelin Oct. 22, 2019, 11:40 p.m. Concept and design 2 Responses

Where would I go for guidance on structural design of footings that sit on top of high-density insulation?

...LEED & Passive House related, structural questions about foundations are out of our competence range which is why on the home we're currently building on poor e...

Posted by Douglas Bennion July 31, 2019, 4:34 p.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

What is the most efficient passive home design?

...LEED Home Rating System has always rewarded points for material selection (awarding points for locally produced, recycled and reclaimed building materials, but ...

Posted by Peter Riley Jan. 29, 2020, 9:01 p.m. Passive House 1 Responses