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 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

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

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

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

...LEED approved. Thanks for your time reading and any advice you can offer. Hi Wren That is a tough question, and I know what it’s like to look at a project...

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

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

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

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

Can these homes be built on screwpiles as an alternative to slab foundations?

Looking at a development project using screwpile support pillars instead of traditional concrete. The manufacture says that they are engineered to support the ...

Posted by Mark Pospisil July 28, 2020, 9:41 a.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

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

...LEED and Passive House ready kit houses . Some of these manufacturers of prefab homes offer design services for a fee, so you can make modifications to suit you...

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

Where would I apply for interest free loan?

...LEED or Passive House perhaps, you could try looking on this page first, maybe there is something local to your region - Financial incentives and tax credits ...

Posted by Pat Morrison Aug. 31, 2020, 9:18 a.m. Grants and incentives 3 Responses

Do you have suggestion for non-toxic closet design company, or materials?

...LEED & Passive House How to Choose Eco-Friendly healthy, durable & Beautiful Floors Choosing non-toxic paint How to ensure clean air during ho...

Posted by Nicole Lucas Haimes Oct. 11, 2019, 10:51 p.m. Materials and resources 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

Is a vapor barrier necessary under a concrete slab with foam insulation and if so, where does go?

...LEED for Homes Certification a Radon barrier radon evacuation stack is mandatory . To continue about radon – exposure to radon gas in homes is the second grea...

Posted by Grady 22 Aug. 17, 2019, 12:19 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 3 Responses