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

...designing for thermal comfort , choosing the right windows , everything you need to know about Passive House , and this first episode of our Passive solar home ...

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

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

...Solar air heaters Air-heated slab floors Off-grid heating solutions Passive solar home design Choosing the right wood stove Off-grid living blog: heat...

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

The Kenogami House heating system

...passive solar heat. How well did that experiment work at collecting excess heat? It was also mentioned using the radiant hydronic floor, moving purposely heat...

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

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

...design for 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

Where can I find building plans for an eco home?

...design you find appealing, you could then green home building techniques to that design. We would recommend you first start with determining exactly how much sp...

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

Could solar thermal air system be coupled to existing HRV for heating the incoming fresh air?

...solar heated air system which would collect heat for the fresh air side of the HVR and on the system's interior air flow after the "heat transfer" box. I also...

Posted by Brian Billings March 21, 2019, 2:53 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 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 cost of Net Zero?

...Design Build , even if they aren't close enough to build it for you they can help you with design, and possibly supply you with prefab walls as well, maybe even...

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

What is the right amount of insulation?

...designer who is able to do such modelling, and finding a Passive House designer would be wise if you want to pursue that route. The only problem with that, is t...

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

How do you design and build a home on a very small budget?

...passive solar on my college program just to mention that. I would love it if some one would say this is what you need, get the land and it'll cost $100k, get sa...

Posted by Paul Squire Nov. 8, 2018, 8:25 p.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

HRV/ERV systems and ground loops (earth tubes)

...designers or HVAC contractors experienced with such systems. Passive House certified designers would probably have a lot of good ideas to pitch you, as well as ...

Posted by Lee Watt July 10, 2018, 12:43 a.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

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

...passive solar home How to build a slab on grade Choosing the best home insulation That’s a start to a few pages that will at least help you get your hea...

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