Passive house / Discussions

How does a Passive House handle floods?

...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 drainage and no sump...

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

Is the Saltbox Passive House a prefab house? Can we build this in the USA?

...passive house a pre fab house? Can we build this in the USA? The Saltbox Passive House is not one of our kit houses, sorry! But many of our models are, see all ...

Posted by jenny barrett March 19, 2021, 8:05 a.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

How do I find a qualified Passive House builder?

...passive house, but struggling to find a local builder excited about changing from his "go to" building style. To find a qualified Passive House builder in your ...

Posted by Kyle Burgmeier Feb. 18, 2021, 8:25 p.m. How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals 1 Responses

What options are there for pre fab Passive House kit designs?

...Passive House ready prefab kit house s, these are available in your area. The LEED Platinum Kenogami house is an exceptional build and was our first demo hous...

Posted by Kim MacKay Dec. 27, 2019, 3:12 p.m. Planning and Design 1 Responses

How can I build a Passive House in Boston on a budget?

...houses are Passive House ready, and they are usually more affordable than site-built houses, so that is a potential option for you. You can see models here – ...

Posted by Sharon kuong March 31, 2021, 1:33 a.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

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

Can you mount heavy objects to a Passive House Larsen truss wall?

...house but it's a passive home done with Larsen Truss. I used closed web I-joist( made from 2x3 and osb). Can I mount to this without worry? Thanks Whether or no...

Posted by Jay Stevenson July 3, 2020, 2:42 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 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

Should I use an air source heat pump in a Passive House?

...Passive House , you can for sure trim that down. In some areas, achieving Passive House Certification allows you to bypass normal building codes, so your locati...

Posted by Iain cunningham March 27, 2019, 9:31 p.m. Heating and cooling 1 Responses

How do you attach exterior siding without affecting the air barrier on a passive house?

...house build we did put small pieces of FlexxBand tape on the sheathing where future nail holes would go, if that is the source of your concern I would apologize...

Posted by Scott Bowker July 16, 2018, 11:07 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 3 Responses

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

...Passive House well-designed, Low-E coatings would be a big part of that solution. They will help reflect heat back in during the winter and help reflect heat ...

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

What is the perfect wall assembly?

...passive house. Your video on ''build the perfect wall - top tips'' is very inspiring and I shall use many of the tips. As a slight variation to what is presente...

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

How do I find a Passivhaus designer to create a set of plans?

...Passive House designer near you, I would first check on this page here about how to find building professionals. Tips for finding a reliable green home builde...

Posted by tony wolff Feb. 23, 2021, 10:20 p.m. How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals 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

Can these be built in California or Washington?

...houses are available in Washington and California? If so, when are you building? We hope to be able to provide high performance modular prefab kit houses to in ...

Posted by Steven J July 4, 2020, 10:24 p.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

Which of the passive home prefab kits are available in Quebec?

...Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale We have had a lot of requests for quotes for the various models of kit homes, so if you are looking to build soon be s...

Posted by Shawna Dunbar June 16, 2020, 3:51 p.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

New Build Whistler BC step 5

...Passive home design.I'm excited about having a passive house with low heating cost. ATWHP with hyrdonic heating and DWP is something we hope to have. Just...

Posted by Nunga Man July 6, 2020, 2:46 p.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

What is the Kenogami House heating system?

...house that received direct sun, and collected passive solar heat, and moved the water through the tubing to the areas of the house that did not receive direct s...

Posted by dean c March 22, 2019, 3:46 p.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses