Resilient design / Discussions

What is the best way to heat an off grid home?

...design priorities will reduce the size of the heating system you require as well as the amount of energy it will consume during operation. The cheapest way to...

Posted by Michelle Nason Aug. 8, 2018, 1:48 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 3 Responses

What is the Kenogami House heating system?

Earlier posts regarding the Kenogami House talked about using a phase change thermal battery, to avoid overheating during sunny winter days that provided too m...

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

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

...resilient home design. Since you won’t be there a lot of the time, try to foresee any issues your home may face and add design features to deal with them passiv...

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

Was the Kenogami House Worth the Cost?

...resilient home design and extreme passive heating . The house is certified LEED Platinum but also meets Passive House l evels of performance (and then some), ...

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

What flooring options work with a passive solar design?

...Designing Homes for Human Comfort Passive solar Kenogami house - the most resilient house in North America How to choose the best windows for High Performan...

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

Do you have building partners in BC?

...resilient homes under their belts and use the Edelweiss House as an example of what you are looking for in terms of design. Just a tip as well - if you already ...

Posted by Jami Cruz April 13, 2020, 12:05 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 3 Responses

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

...design . Lots of wall and ceiling and foundation and attic insulation - yes, see our page here about balancing insulation through a home for the best efficien...

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