Passive House walls / Discussions

What type of insulation should I put on the exterior of my new home?

...house in terms of reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, a better-insulated house will save you money and the payback period or ‘return on in...

Posted by Alex Kesheshian April 23, 2020, 12:22 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

What is the perfect wall assembly?

...walls and roof of our latest demo house, the S1600 LEED Platinum Prefab kit house . As for how to mount exterior rigid insulation, there are ways that employ ...

Posted by Paul Drouin Sept. 17, 2020, 6:29 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

What is the cost of a Net Zero House?

...passive house specialized in prefab panels & they're based of the pemberton. Passive homes are a great base for becoming net zero ready so I'd probably recommme...

Posted by SD Holman May 19, 2018, 3:14 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 4 Responses

What is a thermal break solution at a door threshold?

...Passive House slabs, and I honestly don’t know of any other commercially available product. Sorry about that Shaun! I'm a little surprised that a solution isn't...

Posted by Shaun B Sept. 13, 2020, 6:31 a.m. Slab on Grade 2 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

Can I add Larsen Trusses and cellulose to 1920s House in Minneapolis?

...house insulation that will explain, including how Larsen trusses and cellulose were used on a Passive House. How to insulate the exterior walls of old homes a...

Posted by Ken Traefald Feb. 17, 2020, 2:30 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

Can you install electric wire in floor heat cables and cork flooring?

...walls and R60 in ceiling I am looking at using the 4mm cork tiles glued down with the bostik and finitec products you used on the Edelweiss house. Do you see ...

Posted by C Whitby Aug. 7, 2020, 6:43 p.m. Flooring and stairs 2 Responses

What is the best way to do a radiant floor in an off grid house?

...walls of the home I am planning are likely going to be ICF. Amvic has forms that give R-30. There will still need to be solar and wind in the mix to power the h...

Posted by Julien Comtois Oct. 2, 2021, 11:21 a.m. Heating and cooling 5 Responses

Looking to build a small home as eco as possible, where do we start?

...House. Here are a few pages I would recommend as a starting place. What to look for in a home building lot How to build a passive solar home How to buil...

Posted by Jennifer Bisson July 12, 2019, 12:12 p.m. Planning and Design 2 Responses