High performance wall / Guides

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 that allows for thicker insulation, is ideal for dense-packed cellulose insulation wall systems and a very high R-value building envelope without many of the problems associated with double-stud wall construction. Not only is it a great wall system for new green home building incorporating a double-stud w...

Dense-packed cellulose wall insulation
Wall assemblies - new construction

Dense-packed cellulose insulation wall systems

...wall construction on 1200/ft2 of wall you can expect to pay about $1.00/ft2 installed. If you add 1" or more of breathable foam insulation on the outside of the wall you will be looking at a minimum of an R25 exterior wall. A typical wall would be built with the following layers from inside to outside: 1) Drywall, ta...

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 consider, and despite many people online saying they have " The Perfect Wall " there isn't one right answer, because honestly the perfect wall system for your ...

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 high performance building envelope developed by the Cold Climate Housing Research Centre in Alaska. REMOTE stands for 'Residential Exterior Membrane Outside-in...

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

Off grid living blog, part 2: passively heated, this house in Quebec aims for LEED certification

...wall are plenty. It eliminates thermal bridging through studs, provides lots of room for insulation, and the air/vapour barrier is sandwiched between walls where it won't need to be punctured for electrical work, as all wiring is done on the interior 2x4 wall. High efficiency Double wall assembly © Bala...

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

...High-Performance Wall Brands : Dörken Delta membranes Climatizer Insulation, high density cellulose insulation High-efficiency doors and windows High Performance Windows & Doors are an essential part of all homes when building new or renovating, & especially when going for Passive House certification & Designs ...

How to choose Triple pane, high performance windows
Windows and doors

Our top tips for buying high-performance windows

...highest performing windows on the market. Read more about high performance suspended film windows here. How to install windows properly: Proper installation is the key to long window life and high performance . Buying the best windows in the world will be a waste of money if you install them poorly. Windows should ...

How to Build With Less Wood for Best Performance
Wood and organic materials

How to build high performance homes with less lumber

...walls, or if they require a seamless insulation and higher ‘effective’ R value, you’ll need to up your game a bit. Rockwool mineral wool insulation batts in a wood structure ICF walls are now as affordable as wood There is a lot about ICF (Insulated Concrete Form) walls we don’t love, but there is a lot of go...

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

Prefab Homes for Sale - Beautiful & Sustainable - Available Now

...high north-facing wall, these generous storage areas allow the whole families' posessions to be neatly stored away. This high performance prefab green home has a triple-glazed window along 36' of wall © Studio MMA As an option, this prefabricated home can be customized to the preferences of the client and deliv...

Suspended-film insulating glass windows are high-performance windows
Windows and doors

Suspended-film insulating glass windows - A definitive guide for these high-performance windows

...high-performance windows can get a little pricey too. But don’t get us wrong here, better-quality high-performance windows are very much worth the money. Windows are the weakest performing point in a building envelope (one would hope at least), so that’s why we used triple-glazed argon-filled passive house performanc...

LEED Platinum Prefab Home Kits
LEED Homes

LEED Platinum Pre-fab Homes

...high performance home construction. When it comes to high efficiency sustainable housing , until recently prefab homes didn't even show up on the radar. A few companies in recent years have taken huge steps to change that, notably with the recent completion of the Beachaus I in the White Rock / South Surrey area of B...