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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

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

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

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 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

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

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

...Passive House certification. It is a matter of laying a tube around the perimeter of the home (below frost-depth, or below the slab or below the skirt insulatio...

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

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

...home on shoestring budget How to stay on budget when building a home Slab on grade construction step-by-step Flexible house design Where to buy used bui...

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

What is the right amount of insulation?

...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 designe...

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

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

...home building lot How to build a passive solar home How to build a slab on grade Choosing the best home insulation That’s a start to a few pages that ...

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