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Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum certified home - The Edelweiss House
LEED Homes

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum house - An EcoHome project checklist

...House? EcoHome also decided for LEED certification instead of Passive House certification because even though the Edelweiss House’s energy consumption for hea...

Mineral wool insulation in roof by Rockwool - LEED Platinum V4
Roof assemblies - new construction

Mineral wool insulation in roofs by Rockwool

...house. This is capped off with a living Green roof - see more here . “The Edelweiss House is a phenomenal achievement - the first Canadian project to meet the...

Aeratron AE2 ceiling fan
Ventilation

Ceiling fans and air circulation- video

In order to ensure comfort and get the most from the various systems of our house air needs to move around. Our air source heat pump and our heat pump water ...

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

DIY radiant floor tubing installation video

...house. You can find out more about Ecohome's LEED V4 Platinum Edelweiss House , Radiant floors , slab on grade construction step by step , Raft slabs for buil...

Ductless mini-split air source heat pump installed in a LEED certified PH Home
Heat pumps, geothermal and AC

How heat pumps work in a LEED or Passive House high efficiency zero net energy home - video

...Edelweiss LEED Platinum V4 Home below: The Edelweiss House has a radiant floor to keep our feet comfortable but we rely on a Mitsubishi Mr. Slim ductless mini...

Installing recycled drywall in the Edelweiss House
Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces

Choosing the best drywall - video

...Edelweiss House , we used CGC Sheetrock® Brand Ultralight gypsum panels for an easier build and a lower carbon footprint. It's lightweight, made with synthetic ...

Warm light and dimmable LED bulbs
Lighting

All about LED bulbs - video

...Edelweiss House , Passive House contruction , Passive solar home design , home lighting design and anything you need to know about sustainable green home constr...

Passive House on a Budget - The Damn Near Passive house
Passive House

The Un-certified but 'Damn Near' Passive House.

...house in winter, it stops it from coming in during the summer. Important to note, any home can be planned and built to Passive House standards, but Passive Hous...

DIY cork flooring pros, cons & installation guide with video
Flooring and stairs

Cork flooring installation - the eco-friendly flooring choice, with "how to" video

...House with solar air heated floors. And For more DIY Green Home Building Videos suscribe to our YouTube channel to see the the Edelweiss House being built from ...

Correct window installation details
Windows and doors

How to install windows

...Edelweiss LEED Platinum V4 Demo House has been oriented towards the south to increase passive heat gain and reduce energy demand during operation. Choosing high...

Installing soundproofing batts in interior partition walls
Insulation and soundproofing

Soundproofing interior walls-video

...Edelweiss House , we installed soundproofing batts in the interior partitions and for the mechanical room, we added soundproofing batts along with resilient cha...