LEED / Discussions

How hard is it to build a LEED Platinum House?

...LEED AP (Accredited Professional), or even having a LEED AP on your design team. You could receive a point towards certification by having an AP on your design ...

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

Drain Maintenance - LEED Accreditation & Points System, how do I gets points?

...LEED score?

Posted by Bryan Williams May 20, 2020, 3:16 p.m. LEED Homes 0 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 I see the air-to-water heat pump solution being pr...

Posted by August Wehrmann March 10, 2019, 9:26 a.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 3 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

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

...LEED Kit Homes for Sale We have had a lot of requests for quotes for the various models of kit homes, so if you are looking to build soon be sure to get a req...

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

Can I purchase a prefab Eco Home kit house for land in Ottawa or Edmonton?

...LEED ready, meaning the house would pass inspection, so if you meet all the LEED prerequisites for location, site and landscaping you should be able to get it L...

Posted by Ismael Rumzan March 29, 2021, 3:17 p.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

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

in southern ontario If you go onto pages of any individual models of prefab kit houses for sale and in your case the S1600 , you will see a tab to request a qu...

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

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

...LEED homes with you guys, which is fantastic, and lets us know that the area is eco-house-friendly with its regulations, what a relief! We were thinking of bu...

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

What size of lot is needed for the Eco habitat 1600?

...LEED Platimum prefab kit house is delivered in panels and parts that are assembled on site , so size-wise it wouldn’t be any different that building from scratc...

Posted by Andrew Wallace July 21, 2020, 9:59 p.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

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

8" semi rigid and 5 1/2" between the studs. why not use 8" semi rigid, 3 1/2" between the studs and 2 " more semi rigid on the inside beneath the gyprock? Is t...

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

Can you do an update on Ecohome’s new demo house?

Legalett's air heated radiant floor system uses a sealed, closed-loop system, in part, to control moisture in the tubing and therefore mold growth. In Ecohome’...

Posted by dean c Oct. 16, 2019, 2:04 a.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

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

...LEED Platinum house ), but it helped get our air leakage rate to about 0.6 ACH (here is our air barrier installation video ). As for ideal window placement wi...

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

Do you know of a qualified builder in the Niagara Region, Ontario?

...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 David Edgar July 7, 2020, 1:40 p.m. How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals 1 Responses

How does a Passive House handle floods?

...LEED rating system is more about durability measures than PH, so if you’re looking to have a house built and want a performance certification, that may be the b...

Posted by Wendy Tsao May 7, 2018, 12:46 p.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

What is your experience and thoughts on pre-fab wall assemblies?

...LEED or Passive house performance levels . As for the one that you mentioned, nothing stands out as being particularly fantastic about it, in fact the diagram...

Posted by Shaun B Nov. 12, 2019, 4:16 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 2 Responses

What is the best heat pump hot water heater for an all electric house?

...LEED V4 Platimum in a demonstration home – Air to air heat pump and heat pump water heater working in tandem As for tankless heaters, they can sometimes be ...

Posted by Babak K Aug. 1, 2020, 7:07 p.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses

Do you have an updated recommendation for attaching exterior mineral wool insulation?

...LEED Platinum Edelweiss House worked well, but was pretty labour intensive. There are a few options for attaching rigid insulation to the exterior of houses, on...

Posted by Fred D Aug. 31, 2020, 1:07 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

Where can I find certified Green builders in Ontario?

...LEED certified home. This page here is exactly what you need, it can help you know the kinds of things to look for and the kinds of questions to ask - Tips fo...

Posted by David Gonzalez March 25, 2020, 4:14 p.m. Planning and Design 1 Responses