Low E / Discussions

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

...est left to those who do energy modelling. An example to look at would be our LEED V4 platinum Edelweiss House where we employed a very comprehensive passive he...

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 K.P. July 8, 2017, 12:39 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

What is the right amount of insulation for a house?

...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

What are the most cost-effective green building strategies in new home construction?

...e eco/green building strategies are expensive and I suspect would never recuperate their cost, but others I believe are "high-yield". Imagine a "selfish" gree...

Posted by M T Nov. 4, 2019, 11:07 a.m. Concept and design 2 Responses

How do you calculate window height and location for passive solar heating?

...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

How do you replace windows in a double stud wall 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 Sasha June 25, 2018, 10:25 p.m. Windows and doors 3 Responses