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

...heating for the second story? Or is there a supplemental heating system for floor #2?

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

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

...solar-heated air panels feeding air tubes in the slab floor. Solar air heating panels are a lot less hassle and risk than solar water heating panels, and a lot ...

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

The Kenogami House heating system

...heating during sunny winter days that provided too much passive solar heat. How well did that experiment work at collecting excess heat? It was also mentioned...

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

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

...passive heat gain needs to include a passive cooling strategy such as overhangs or sun shades to prevent overheating in summer. And depending on the proximity t...

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

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

...solar air heaters to an HRV. To achieve a similar result of pre-heating air before it enters the HRV I would instead propose a ‘ground loop’ system which is a s...

Posted by Brian Billings March 21, 2019, 2:53 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses

Can I use a solar thermal water heater to heat my pool in the summer and the floor of the garage that I am going to build?

...Solar Air Heater Solar Thermal Water Heaters Solar Radiant Heated Floor Kit - Slab on Grade for LEED, Passive, ZNE Heating a Swimming Pool: To...

Posted by Bill Loucks Oct. 5, 2019, 9:48 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 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

hydronic radiant cooling

Has hydronic radiant cooling advanced enough to be a viable, cost effective option for an average 2300 sq ft residential house? Hi Dean, Hydronic radiant coo...

Posted by dean c April 30, 2019, 8:01 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 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 right amount of insulation?

...passively heated Edelweiss Demonstration house that covers the basic principles of passive heating and cooling concept and design. Hi, thanks for the response. ...

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

HRV/ERV systems and ground loops (earth tubes)

...Solar energy gain is available to the SHWH. Is this theory correct or am I missing something on the way the system works, or is it simply to cost/complexity p...

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

Current info and references for Legalett Air Heated Shallow Foundation system

...solar heated floor). 4) Is there any reason you can think of why the County of Prince Edward would have any issues with issuing a permit for, inspecting, and ...

Posted by Steve Sykes Aug. 18, 2019, 3:21 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses
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