Passive House performance levels / Discussions

How does a Passive House handle floods?

...performance . Some Passive Houses may do fine, others may be severely damaged. You could get a home Passive House certified (PH) with a basement that has poor d...

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

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

...Passive House performance levels (though we didn’t go for Passive House certification, it's actually a LEED Platinum house ), but it helped get our air leakage ...

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

Are Insulated Concrete Forms and Gigacrete panels good?

...Passive House. I'm aslo planning to build a house, not necessarily up to passive house standards, but as green as economically possible. For the exterior wal...

Posted by Dallin Sumpter Feb. 21, 2019, 2:46 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 5 Responses

Building a Honka log “pretty good house” planning - thoughts on hvac, ventilation and roof

...house wouldn’t be anywhere close to Passive house in terms of either airtightness or R value. We would be happy to help but as is there are too many questions i...

Posted by Klemen Novak June 28, 2020, 1:55 a.m. Planning and Design 1 Responses

What is the right amount of insulation for a house?

...house while the super insulated house cost more per month due to the added up front building cost. I'd like to aim for the better built house with instant payba...

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

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

...houses for sure, especially those that meet LEED or Passive house performance levels . As for the one that you mentioned, nothing stands out as being particul...

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

Was the Kenogami House Worth the Cost?

...passive heating . The house is certified LEED Platinum but also meets Passive House l evels of performance (and then some), but it does go beyond what we cons...

Posted by dean c March 22, 2019, 3:58 p.m. Planning and Design 1 Responses

What are the factors I should consider for choosing between a slab on grade and basement?

...passive house standards, although not interested in certifying it. We are trying to decide between having a basement vs. a slab. The house will be around 3000 f...

Posted by Shaun B April 2, 2019, 6:35 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

Can you recommend consultant for hire to optimize tiny home build?

...house I would start on this page here , its the best tiny house we have seen - How to build tiny houses on Wheels for cold climates And on the other side of...

Posted by Felicia Hobert July 20, 2020, 5:39 p.m. Tiny house 3 Responses