Passive house windows / Discussions

What windows should you use when trying to build a Passive House?

...passive house standards. I'm finding this aspect the hardest. Any suggestions or referrals would be greatly appreciated. The fiberglass and passive house window...

Posted by Raoul Lions Jan. 25, 2019, 2:18 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

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

...Passive House Certification, etc. I'm by no means an expert but I have some knowledge that would make me wiser when choosing architects and contractors. I don't...

Posted by M T Nov. 4, 2019, 11:07 a.m. Concept and design 3 Responses

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

...windows . So when you talk about having a Passive House well-designed, Low-E coatings would be a big part of that solution. They will help reflect heat back i...

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

How much window area can i have in passive house?

...Passive House targets and performance standards or are you going for certification through a Passive House institution? A Passive House designer will be the one...

Posted by tony wolff March 4, 2021, 9:25 p.m. Windows and doors 3 Responses

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

...windows . Before your head explodes though, check out this page. I promise it will be more fun to read than a page on trigonometry - The basic Concept Passive...

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

Can south facing windows and glass doors, double glazed, be used to collect passive solar heat?

...passive solar energy in some way, either attached to our windows or other possibilities that you would advise. Thank you. If your home has south-facing windows ...

Posted by Sue Whall June 5, 2020, 8:13 a.m. Passive solar home design 2 Responses

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

...windows to the air barrier. This technique helped us reach Passive House performance levels (though we didn’t go for Passive House certification, it's actually ...

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

What flooring options work with a passive solar design?

...Passive solar Kenogami house - the most resilient house in North America How to choose the best windows for High Performance Homes

Posted by Christopher Dunn Feb. 23, 2020, 11:50 a.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses

How do you build an air heated concrete slab?

...house will be south facing with lots of south facing windows with tile and concrete floors. I expect this will produce enough heat to keep the house comfortable...

Posted by Matt Wisniewski Dec. 27, 2020, 6:27 p.m. Passive solar home design 0 Responses

Is installing a venting skylight to release hot air from my a home a good idea?

...passive ventilation and cooling suggestions. Here is another article that will help you a lot I think - How to keep a house cool with no air conditioning

Posted by Fred Velsen Aug. 28, 2021, 11:10 a.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

Hello EcoHome I was wondering, do you offer your home kits to Massachusetts?

...passive/net zero home (prefab/modular). You can see all of our LEED and Passive House ready kit houses on this page here , and yes, they are available in the Ea...

Posted by Kimberly Luce July 23, 2020, 7:26 p.m. Architecture and plan design 3 Responses

What are your thoughts about incorporating natural ventilation techniques into the heating/cooling/ventilation design of a house?

...passive heating and cooling You will learn on that page all the benefits of an airtight envelope, a well-insulated building envelope, and how to design window...

Posted by dean c Jan. 18, 2020, 3:51 p.m. Ventilation 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

Can my husband and I build an Earthship home in Michigan & how hands-on can we be?

...passively heated off grid house, see some of these pages Passive Solar Home Design and Living Off Grid . As for Geothermal, it is a great system for efficient...

Posted by Kirsten Rogers Hearnes Jan. 17, 2021, 11:06 a.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

is there a SketchNanoGard Review?

...windows and everyone was quite impressed with how it performed. you can read more here about how it works and our in house review of how well it works - Refle...

Posted by Island Lake June 24, 2020, 2:37 a.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

Is a vapor barrier necessary under a concrete slab with foam insulation and if so, where does go?

...passive solar heat from the south facing windows in winter, avoiding having to put too much heat in to keep stuff from freezing. There's a bed of compacted grav...

Posted by Grady 22 Aug. 17, 2019, 12:19 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 3 Responses

Can you put a fireplace in a hyper sealed plastic wrapped A rated home?

I want to build a rocket stove, thermal mass couch in my new passive solar home. if I have A hyper sealed, plastic wrapped A rated home and a fireplace or even...

Posted by Kerry Forides Sept. 24, 2020, 2:46 a.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 2 Responses

I want to insulate the outside of my house, which type of insulation do you think is best?

...Passive House or LEED. You can then either fill the new cavity with dense packed cellulose insulation , or even consider the latest kid on the block, natural ba...

Posted by J. Ferguson Nov. 15, 2017, 10:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 12 Responses