Passive solar home design / Discussions

What is the most efficient passive home design?

...Home Rating System has always rewarded points for material selection (awarding points for locally produced, recycled and reclaimed building materials, but Passi...

Posted by Peter Riley Jan. 29, 2020, 9:01 p.m. Passive House 1 Responses

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

...passive solar basics – How to build a passive solar home The short story is, that if the sun is coming in your window you are getting some passive heat, sim...

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

How much does it cost to build an Earthship?

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Posted by Robin Skidmore Dec. 17, 2020, 10:35 p.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses

What flooring options work with a passive solar design?

...passive heating – Passive solar heating - how to warm your home with the sun Even if you put a floor covering on a concrete slab floor, you will still get t...

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

Where can I find building plans for an eco home?

...home plans online for inspiration, then once you have a general design you find appealing, you could then green home building techniques to that design. We woul...

Posted by Derek Kittilsen Aug. 4, 2019, 12:09 p.m. Planning and Design 5 Responses

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

...passive solar home design, but the short story is - south facing windows can gain more heat than they lose. Tight air-sealing of the envelope – Absolutely, ma...

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

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

...home, and we placed it on a solar air heated slab as well, so if you're looking to knock it out of the park on passive and active solar heating, check out our s...

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

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

...home regularly. Super-insulated homes such as passive house , and designing a home for passive solar heat collection will keep your energy costs at a minimum ...

Posted by John Bae Aug. 27, 2019, 3:55 p.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses

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

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

Is it possible to connect greenhouse with the building? and home orientation for solar heat gain. I hope that helps with your design project!

Posted by Julia Jedrys March 31, 2020, 6:47 p.m. Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums 1 Responses

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

...Passive Solar Home Design If it's mid-September and you are calculating this now, does that mean you are still in the design phase or have you started buildin...

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

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

...Homes on a Budget How to Stay on Budget When Building a Home And for general design ideas, I’d say you are better off starting with a slab on grade and not ...

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

What is the Kenogami House heating system?

...passive solar heat, and moved the water through the tubing to the areas of the house that did not receive direct sun to “balance” the heat throughout the home. ...

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

What is the cost of a Net Zero House?

...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

What is the best 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 3 Responses

Can a solar thermal air system be coupled to an HRV for heating incoming fresh air? collection potential). Am I crazy? Brian We haven't seen any great results when trying to marry solar air heaters to an HRV . To achieve a similar resul...

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

What is the right amount of insulation for a house?

...home design for choosing the right amount of insulation . To determine the ideal envelope to a reasonable a degree of accuracy you would need to hire a design...

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