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Passively-heated off-grid LEED house in Low, Quebec
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid living blog: a firsthand account of building and living in a remote area

...air permeability being conducted © Ecohome Airtightness is measured in air changes per hour (ACH), which measures the total volume of air inside a building,...

Passively-heated off-grid LEED Gold home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid living blog part 6 - energy modeling projections and real performance

...solar heated super insulated passive house floor slab form kit , and I'm fairly sure that it would have been cost-effective to do this upgrade. I guess that one...

Earthship in Taos, New Mexico, shame they don't work in cold climates
Concept and design

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...heated air into the living space. So in order to take advantage of that passively heated air, you will greatly increase the interior relative humidity of your h...

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

Prefab Homes for Sale - Beautiful & Sustainable - Available Now

...air-heated super-insulated radiant floor slabs , low carbon concrete and the exceptional indoor air quality that comes from choosing and using the highest quali...

Greenhouse Construction for Cold Climates
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

How to build a greenhouse in a cold climate

...air in between. The insulated greenhouse is heated with a reclaimed forced-air furnace that is that activated automatically by a thermostat when the temperatu...

Ecohome's Kenogami House 'The Most Resilient Home in North America'
Concept and design

Resilient design features for new home construction

...solar panels (liquid) or air solar thermal panels or even air solar heated floor slabs can be powered by a small photovoltaic panel . Heated concrete floors are...

Hydronic heating system
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

Hydronic heating

...solar in the future. Solar water heating is much less expensive than solar power generation (photovoltaic) . New homes can be made 'solar ready' which is very...

Building Green Homes on a Budget is Possible - Our top tips
Planning and Design

Top tips for planning and building a green home on a budget

...air barriers carefully to ensure air tightness in a new home build - (see here) as long as you have the time to ensure the job is completed properly before the ...

How much is Too Much Insulation in my Attic or Walls?
Insulation and soundproofing

Diminishing returns on insulation. How much insulation is too much?

...heated - insulation will reduce energy costs, just probably not as much. Part of that reason is that in hot weather in areas that have big seasonal swings many ...