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If a passive house is designed well is it worth the extra cost for Low E (High solar gain) coatings?

...ead to greater interior thermal comfort. We employed a very comprehensive passive heating and cooling strategy in our LEED V4 platinum Edelweiss House, and we...

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

Is it worth investing in triple-pane windows?

...eed to be replaced, I’m just not sure how to choose between triple or double pane, low e, or the ones with gas inside them. Any advice is appreciated, thanks. B...

Posted by Anonymous July 8, 2017, 12:39 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

In solar passive design, is it possible to calculate how far back into the home the winter sun will penetrate ?

...ee the answer in a search - apologies if this has already been covered. If I know that at the winter solstice the sun will be at an elevation of 20 degrees, m...

Posted by Daniel Gardener Sept. 12, 2019, 8:54 a.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses

Replacement windows in a double wall envelope house

...eed to be replaced with a 2x8 header, depending on how much greater the span will be. So there is a bit of engineering that may need to be done depending on jus...

Posted by Anonymous Anonymous June 25, 2018, 10:25 p.m. Windows and doors 3 Responses

What is the right amount of insulation?

...e very different for example between Southern Ontario and Nothern Ontario. You may have seen this, but here is a video of our passively heated Edelweiss Demon...

Posted by Ryan Gerbrandt Feb. 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m. Passive solar home design 4 Responses
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