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Passive Solar Home design at it's best - Kenogami House - EcoHome
Passive solar home design

Ecohome Kenogami House wins Home of the Year Award

...is south facing Triple paned argon filled fiberglass framed windows > R4.5 Ceiling: 3" Polyisocyanurate and 36" of cellulose > R151 Wall insulation: 14" of EPS foam and 7.5" of mineral wool > R 80 Slab on grade insulation: EPS foam and polyurethane > R60 0,57 ACH @ 50 Pa ( Air Changes per Hour at 50 Pascals o...

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum certified home - The Edelweiss House
LEED Homes

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum house - An EcoHome project checklist

...anadian home building community and for demonstrating to the industry that high sustainability standards can be achieved right here in Canada, right now.” What is the cost of a LEED Platinum Home? The final Edelweiss 1552 sq.ft. house was built for only $295,000 appx Canadian (about $222,000 USD at current exchange...

Solar panels power the Kenogami House in Saguenay, Quebec
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

The Kenogami House: Energy systems in Net Zero Energy Home Design

...ishes and clothes. This system currently provides 100% of our domestic hot water needs, and this is without skimping on usage." Regarding winter, Alain anticipates that "the lower angle of the winter sun will increase the efficiency of the solar panels on cold, sunny days, and when the heat pump is installed this ass...

Choosing a building envelope
Wall assemblies - new construction

Choosing a building envelope - starting with the perfect wall

...what is the best wall system? That also depends on what you are looking for. What is the most durable 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 consider, and despite many people online saying they ha...

Off-grid leed home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid living blog post 5: appliances, mechanical and other systems

...ists of several parts. First, there is an antenna mounted to the outside of the house which is pointed at the nearest cell tower about 5 miles away. From this antenna, a coaxial cable is run into the home into a cell signal amplifier, which is a box about the size of a typical modem. This is then connected to an interi...