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Insulated Radiant Floor ICF Foam Forms Heated with Air
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

Air-heated radiant floor slab foam forming systems

...insulated, the second 10-12% is half-insulated – this forces the hottest air further down the tubes to more evenly distribute heat throughout the floor. With the system being entirely embedded in the floor, heat is also entirely contained in the floor, so there is no buildup of heat in the mechanical room as is commo...

Affordable Modern Prefab Eco Homes Available - The S1600
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

The S1600 - affordable modern prefab eco homes for families

...insulated raft slabs with air heated floor s are an option available all across North America, for this house as well as any other design. You can see the video showing the insulated slab forms installation and how the solar heated radiant slab on grade system works here - on the Ecohome Network Youtube channel . Red...

Balanced insulation levels in a green home
Efficient home design

Insulation in Green Home Building, a balanced approach to putting it where it does the most good

...insulated slab floor. Air leaks are responsible for a surprisingly large amount of heat loss, so plan your air barrier well in the design phase and be very meticulous with air sealing when working onsite. High-quality windows on the south can gain more heat in the day than they lose at night, giving you a net heat-...

Rendering of the Ecohome demonstration house
Efficient home design

Ecohome Demo House: High performance, affordable cost

...slab-on-grade with a polished concrete finished floor is much cheaper to build than a basement and eliminates the need for a subfloor and additional finished flooring product. A centralized mechanical room grouped with laundry, bathrooms and kitchen allows for short runs of plumbing and electrical systems. Operat...

Renovate, Remodel or Rebuild? How to choose which is Best for Homes
Wall assemblies - renovation

Should I be renovating my home or tearing it down & rebuilding?

...flooring and floor joists and filling the void with clean fill and insulation and pouring a concrete floor on top makes more sense. Voila, you now have a slab-on-grade foundation . You can then have either have a beautifully sealed and polished concrete floor or install eco-friendly hardwood flooring on top of the conc...

How to insulate basements properly
Insulation and soundproofing

Best practices for basement insulation in new home construction

...Slab floors: A large portion of heat is lost to poorly insulated basements, including below slab floors. The optimum levels of insulation below slabs varies by region and climate, but also by individual building site and soil conditions. To save both money and energy, we recommend a minimum of R20 under slabs in most...

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Case Study: Kenogami House, Saguenay, Quebec

...slab-on-grade (insulated to R60) and is as durable as it is energy efficient. The floors are polished concrete and red spruce; interior walls comprise brick placed in the path of the sun to act as thermal storage. Windows are triple pane, fibreglass framed, argon filled with an average R value of 4.5. Window glazing ...

The Affordable Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab 2 Bed kit home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab 2 bed kit home

...slab-on-grade & frost-protected foundations . Le Refuge as a standard kit is 750 square feet, includes a kitchen, dining room, living room, bathroom and 2 bedrooms. The walls are insulated with vapor-permeable wood fiber panels , and dense-packed cellulose insulation . Windows are triple-glazed with Low-e coatings...

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home is affordably Close
Planning and Design

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home gets affordably Close

...floor: The decision to polish and seal the concrete slab as a finished floor means no additional wood flooring on the main floor was needed, reducing material consumption. The natural honey-color of the walls makes for a very warm atmosphere, which made the contrast of the polished concrete floor a very attractive acce...

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab tiny house kit home
Tiny house

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab tiny house kit home

...slab-on-grade & frost-protected foundations . Le Refuge as a standard kit is 500 square feet, includes a kitchen, dining room, living room, bathroom and bedroom. The walls are insulated with vapor-permeable wood fiber panels , and dense-packed cellulose insulation . Windows are triple-glazed with Low-e coatings fo...

Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US
Concept and design

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of buying a new home?

...Insulated Slab-on-grade Prefab kit In it's final destination in the cold climate of Wakefield Quebec, the finished Eco-Habitat S1600 modern green kit house sits on a slab on grade form kit from Legalett with 6 inches of seamless insulation under the slab and on the exterior vertical surfaces. As the ground beneath th...