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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...

Better Basement Design on basement walls prevents mold and midlew
Healthy indoor air quality

Basement renovations: How to prevent mold when finishing basements

...wall, which helps prevent moist air from condensing. The stud wall allows for the installation of wiring, additional insulation and drywall. Drywall should be...

Techniques for reducing sound transmission in buildings
Insulation and soundproofing

Controlling sound transmission in buildings

...wall (or floor) but also for the walls and floors that abut the party wall. The details of the connection between the walls and floors should be known too, if p...

Understanding sound transmission in homes
Insulation and soundproofing

Understanding sound transmission in buildings

...wall or floor. All the other parts of the construction - side walls, ceilings, floors under walls - can transmit sound. Flanking sound transmission (see below),...

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...

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

Passive Solar Index Home Case Study

...walls from inside to out Gypsum board on furring strips Vapour barrier 16 inch thick dense-packed cellulose wall insulation with double-stud Larsen trus...

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 ...

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...

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

...design, alternatively you can look into companies that specialize in custom designed prefabricated ICF slab on grade form kits . Excavation and slab placement...

Dense-packed cellulose wall insulation
Wall assemblies - new construction

Dense-packed cellulose insulation wall systems

...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, tap...

Air barriers are essential to a properly functioning wall system
Air and vapour barriers

What is an air barrier?

...walls dry. Air Leakage in homes can: Increase heating and cooling costs Cause moisture damage in walls Allow pollutants and debris to collect in wall ...