LEED / Discussions

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

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

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

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

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

Where can I find certified Green builders in ?

...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

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

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

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

Where can I find qualified green builders/modular or prefab homes in Port Townsend WA?

...LEED or Passive House performance standards here on this page - LEED and Passive House ready prefab modular kit houses for Canada and the US We can't get yo...

Posted by Alyne Galm June 27, 2020, 3:40 p.m. Architecture and plan design 3 Responses

Where can I find building plans for an eco home?

...LEED certified prefab kit homes available that may meet your needs, other than that we would recommend you look through our building guide pages to learn high p...

Posted by Derek Kittilsen Aug. 4, 2019, 12:09 p.m. Planning and Design 3 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

Do we have the option to build to meet the reqs. of the Living Building Challenge?

...LEED contains certain aspects of green building, with healthy materials, carbon footrprint being similar, however, LBC also places focus on Biophilic designs (c...

Posted by Lydia Singh Jan. 8, 2020, 1:30 a.m. Green building certifications 4 Responses