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Affordable green prefab homes - contemporary rancher style - Abri 1850 BV
Architecture and plan design

Prefab Homes for Sale - Beautiful & Sustainable - Available Now

...air-heated super-insulated radiant floor slabs , low carbon concrete and the exceptional indoor air quality that comes from choosing and using the highest quality sustainable building materials , it's no suprise how popular these affordable prefab eco homes are. "Bâtiment Pré-Fab are delighted to be offering prefab...

Passively-heated off-grid LEED house in Low, Quebec
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid living blog: a firsthand account of building and living in a remote area

...air with a device like a heat recovery ventilator (HRV). Blower door test to check for air permeability being conducted © Ecohome Airtightness is measured in air changes per hour (ACH), which measures the total volume of air inside a building, and how many times in one hour that this much air would be replaced ...

Radiant floor tube installation
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

DIY radiant floor tubing installation video

...floor in the Edelweiss House. We have a 10 zone system, allowing floor temperatures in each room to be controlled independently. HePex tubing was provided by Uponor, who also use building plans to give customers a zone plan to follow making the install quick and easy, also ensuring the right length of run for each zone...

Ecohome's Kenogami House 'The Most Resilient Home in North America'
Concept and design

Resilient design features for new home construction

...air solar thermal panels or even air solar heated floor slabs can be powered by a small photovoltaic panel . Heated concrete floors are a great way to store and distribute heat over extended periods of time making the most of thermal mass acting like a heat battery . Heat pumps powered by photovoltaics: A heat pump i...

Passively-heated off-grid LEED Gold home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid living blog part 6 - energy modeling projections and real performance

...heated super insulated passive house floor slab form kit , and I'm fairly sure that it would have been cost-effective to do this upgrade. I guess that one advantage of the current state of things is that the downstairs bedrooms are always cooler through the summer, making sleeping comfortable even on the hottest days o...

Building Green Homes on a Budget is Possible - Our top tips
Planning and Design

Top tips for planning and building a green home on a budget

...air barriers carefully to ensure air tightness in a new home build - (see here) as long as you have the time to ensure the job is completed properly before the final finishing is to be applied, then this is within the skillset of most competent DIY'ers. In my past, as a builder, the one task we would often welcome fr...

How much is Too Much Insulation in my Attic or Walls?
Insulation and soundproofing

How much insulation is too much in attics and walls?

...heated, the right amount of insulation will save you money. Rule #1 for the right amount of home insulation Heat always moves from hot areas to cold areas. Heat movement can never be stopped, but it can be slowed down. That's what insulation is for. Many high performance home builders in the USA have proposed the...

Hydronic heating system
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

Hydronic heating

...heated , so don't let this irritating trait put you off them. One advantage to hydronic heating systems is the ability to convert to thermal solar in the future. Solar water heating is much less expensive than solar power generation (photovoltaic) . New homes can be made 'solar ready' which is very inexpensive, add...

Marmoleum is a non-toxic eco choice for flooring
Flooring and stairs

Marmoleum: a healthy and durable flooring option.

...floor repels dust, an important factor in our climate. As a result, household dust mites don’t accumulate, making marmoleum ideal for people with allergies, asthma and other respiratory problems. This makes the floor easier to clean because dust and dirt don’t easily stick to the floor. Marmoleum gets tougher and mor...