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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 ...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

Radiant floor heat in a bathroom
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

DIY radiant floor installation

...Edelweiss House , Passive solar home design , Passive House contruction , how to build slab on grade on bad soil , and anything you need to know about sustainab...

Consentino ECO - Formaldehyde-Free Recycled Quartz Countertop
Kitchens

The Cosentino ECO is a Kitchen countertop made of recycled plates, bottles and mirrors - video

...Edelweiss House, Canada's first LEED v4 Platinum certified home we wanted something durable and nice to look at as a kitchen countertop, but also something that...