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Passive Solar Index Home - super high efficiency
Passive solar home design

Passive Solar Index Home Case Study

...Roof assembly Roof trusses 36 inches of loose-blown cellulose Furring strips Metal roofing Sloped section: 2 inches of Isofoil (R11) Fibergl...

Metal roof with solar panels
Roof coverings

How to choose roofing materials

...Metal roofs: Metal roofing © Ecohome While the extraction and rendering of metal roofing has a high-embodied energy, it will probably last your lifetime...

Tesla Solar Roof shingles
Solar photovoltaic

The Tesla Solar Roof: we love the hype, but we'd like to see some actual facts.

...roof, and if your roof is covered in snow you won't be getting any power. Elon Musk says they last 2 to 3 times longer than a conventional roof, asphalt shing...

Ice dams on roofs & how to fix them
Roof assemblies - renovation

What causes ice dams and how to fix them

...roofs, letting water penetrate and cause damage to the interior of walls and roofs. When snow melts on a roof it runs down until it meets the unheated bottom ed...

Tesla Solar Roof Tiles installation just got easier
Solar photovoltaic

Tesla solar roof gains ground with target of 1000 solar roofs / week

...Roof powers your home but looks no different than other durable roofing materials. Further to that, a shingle roof, metal roof, or any other composite recyc...

Shipping container homes, Good or Bad?
Architecture and plan design

Are shipping container houses environmentally friendly & good or bad to live in?

...Metal is a conductor - of both heat and cold - as evidenced by the popularity of metal frying pans over say...wooden ones, for example. This makes metal a less ...

Tesla Solar Roof Cost Comparison, Competitors & Reviews
Solar photovoltaic

Are Tesla solar roofs worth the money? Are there any competitors? Our take on the future of BIPV

...roofs by several inches. Contrary to that, the low-profile rooftop solar roof option, which is also known as BIPV (building-integrated photovoltaics), are solar...

Bathroom with refinished claw foot tub and barn board trim in a home c
Materials and resources

Finding environmentally friendly materials

...metal roof has a high embodied energy (meaning energy spent to extract and produce it), however, there are no health effects for home occupants. A metal roof is...

PSI

Case Study: Kenogami House, Saguenay, Quebec

...metal roof and fascia, electrically controlled exterior shutters, stone and red spruce siding. Heat recovered ventilation is provided by a Zhender air exchang...

DLT Dowel Laminated Timber
Wood and organic materials

Two new options of mass timber panels

...roof structures. DLT dowel laminated panels © structurecraft.com Advantages: The absence of metal parts makes assembly faster and easier Panels ca...

Skylights can be problematic in a high performance home
Windows and doors

Are skylights an asset or a liability?

...roof surface and ceilings are fairly thick in comparison, that usually leads to a deep cavity in the ceiling where there is a skylight. This adds to the dramati...