Resilient home / Discussions

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

Is EPS or XPS better for use in basement rim joists? Should faced or unfaced foam boards be used?

My home in south-central Pennsylavnia was built in 2001. The unfinished basement (walls and floor) surfaces are formed of poured concrete. One side of the base...

Posted by Thomas Dispenza Sept. 8, 2019, 12:43 a.m. Basements improvements 6 Responses

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

...home temperatures tend to vary more when wood is the primary heat source. It also requires that you be there to continually feed the fire. They’re fun to sit ar...

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

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

...home. I've done research on contracting, home building, Passive House Certification, etc. I'm by no means an expert but I have some knowledge that would make me...

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

What flooring options work with a passive solar design?

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

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

Do you have building partners in BC?

...homes are not yet available out west unfortunately, but if you sign up as an Ecohome member (which is free and we don't spam endlessly or share addresses), you ...

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

Was the Kenogami House Worth the Cost?

...home, to the larger mortgage being carried to pay for the added insulation for the Kenogami home vs a code built home? Basically wondering if the larger mortgag...

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

What is the Kenogami House heating system?

...home. How well did this technique work? The owner of the Kenogami house sold it before he worked out any thermal battery heat-storage techniques so I don't have...

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