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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 ...

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

Off grid and passively heated, this house in Low, Quebec is aiming for LEED certification

...design, product selection and construction. Built by Bala Structures of Wakefield, Quebec, and designed by Anthony Mach of Mach Design , Craig and France-Pascal...

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...

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...

Living green wall
Healthy indoor air quality

Living walls: what they do and don't do

...walls for living rooms © The Bahia Studio A living wall (also known as a green wall, plant wall or vertical garden) is not a cheap feature to add to a home,...

Energy modeling simulation of heat loss through thermal bridging
Efficient home design

What is a thermal bridge and why is it so important to break it?

...wall frames; foam studs wouldn't carry a Canadian snow load. What you can do is factor that in during the design phase so you achieve the actual wall performa...

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...

The Fincube tin house
Tiny house

The Fincube off-grid tiny house

...wall panels allow for easy versatility in room layout. When the Fincube is used as a living space, the functional wall panels are situated in the middle of th...

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...

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),...

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

...wall of the dam. Would you choose the height of that concrete wall randomly, or would want an even level of concrete to hold back as much water as possible? You...

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