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Passive House wall system ; Larsen Trusses & dense-packed cellulose insulation
Wall assemblies - new construction

Larsen truss wall systems with double-stud construction & extra insulation for new homes & energy efficient home renovation

...wall assembly to avoid condensation and mold in drywall . For more about Larsen Truss walls, read about passive house wall design here , in the EcoHome Green ...

Building science for LEED v4 wall design made easy
Concept and design

Building science for LEED v4 wall design made easy - video

...Wall Design: Building Science The wall we designed for the Edelweiss house, Canada's first LEED Platinum V4 Home is best categorized as a 'REMOTE' wall, a...

Energy modeling simulation of heat loss through thermal bridging
Efficient home design

What is a thermal bridge and why is it so important to break it?

...wall assembly matches it uniformly. But when you factor in the thermal bridges caused by framing materials and any discontinuities in the wall structure, you ca...

Net Zero Energy home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Net Zero Energy house in Edmonton, Alberta

...wall systems: Different wall systems combined with various technologies are being used to demonstrate diverse methods to achieve Net Zero energy consumption...

Choosing a building envelope
Wall assemblies - new construction

Choosing a building envelope - starting with the perfect wall

...wall? What is the most energy efficient wall? What is the most soundproof wall? What is the most affordable wall? That is just a short list of things to...

Pre-fabricated straw bale SIPS panels, an environmental choice
Wall assemblies - new construction

Modern straw bale SIPS construction: high performance, durable, affordable & interesting

...walls are straight and true, and require only mudding as any gypsum board wall would. And now for the best part; the price. Chris Magwood was reluctant to say...

A tiny house that looks like a stack of logs
Tiny house

A portable off-grid tiny house that looks like a stack of wood

...efficiently designed space includes a kitchen, bathroom, shower and solar panels for off-grid power. With both kitchen and bathroom behind moveable partitions, ...

Prefab frost-protected shallow foundation insulated form kit
Slab on Grade

Raft slabs - How to build Insulated Frost Protected shallow foundations (FPSF) on problem soils

...wall, and finally the slab floor. Rarely are footings insulated, and depending on how the walls are insulated, the result can be a thermal bridge between the fo...

Keyhole Garden
Landscaping

The Keyhole Garden: An Introduction

...efficient way to produce food because they eliminate the wasted space created by paths found in both traditional row gardening and raised bed gardens. They also...

Siding Choices - Board and batten siding
Exterior cladding

Choosing the right exterior siding for fitting, cost comparisons & appearance

...wall finishes: Very expensive - "If you have to ask..." Expected Lifespan of brick wall finishes: longer than yours! Stucco wall finishes ...

Off grid, passively heated and cooled house in the Gatineau Hills, Que
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off grid and passively heated, this house in Low, Quebec is aiming for LEED certification

...walls where it won't need to be punctured for electrical work, as all wiring is done on the interior 2x4 wall. Double wall assembly © Bala Struc...