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

Iam looking to install ASHP ,HRV, UFH in slab, arin harvester , log burner, do I need all this or can I do without ASHP? Or can you advise me on a better syste...

Posted by Iain cunningham March 27, 2019, 9:31 p.m. Heating and cooling 0 Responses

Insulated Concrete Forms and Gigacrete panels

...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 4 Responses

If a passive house is designed well is it worth the extra cost for Low E (High solar gain) coatings?

...house, you may also be able to count on mature deciduous trees as shading as we did with the Edelweiss House, that is a great part of a passive heating and cool...

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

Are there any updates on the progress of the second demonstration house?

...House coming soon! Best regards, Mike Thanks for the reply. I noticed this new demo house is 2 stories. Is the Legalett system also supplying radiant air heatin...

Posted by dean c April 30, 2019, 7:58 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 2 Responses

The Kenogami house costs

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

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

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

Passive windows and doors

...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 elevate a slab on grade foundation?

...Passive House performance with you home then you may want to look into such a kit, below is an image of a Passive House slab under construction with 14 inches o...

Posted by Raoul Lions July 27, 2019, 2:47 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Where can I find building plans for an eco home?

...Passive House and LEED certified prefab kit homes available that may meet your needs, other than that we would recommend you look through our building guide pag...

Posted by Derek Kittilsen Aug. 4, 2019, 12:09 p.m. Planning and Design 1 Responses

When you want water to drain out of a house

...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

What is the best option for building our next resilient home?

...passive house , and designing a home for passive solar heat collection will keep your energy costs at a minimum and also help it stay warm in the event of power...

Posted by John Bae Aug. 27, 2019, 3:55 p.m. Efficient home design 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

Looking for great reasonably priced way to heat an off grid home

...house for passive solar heating. Both of those design priorities will reduce the size of the heating system you require as well as the amount of energy it will ...

Posted by Michelle Nason Aug. 8, 2018, 1:48 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 1 Responses

What is the right amount of insulation?

...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

In solar passive design, is it possible to calculate how far back into the home the winter sun will penetrate ?

...passive solar heat gain may help, best of luck!

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

What is the cost of Net Zero?

...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

How do I find a green builder in my region?

...Passive house’ or ‘LEED’. Those are green building certification programs, so even if you don’t want to pursue one, finding a builder that has built a Passive H...

Posted by Marie Isakower July 26, 2018, 8:12 a.m. How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals 3 Responses

Where would I go for guidance on structural design of footings that sit on top of high-density insulation?

...Passive House related, structural questions about foundations are out of our competence range which is why on the home we're currently building on poor expansiv...

Posted by Douglas Bennion July 31, 2019, 4:34 p.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses
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