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Passive solar house design
Passive solar home design

Passive solar home design

...design feature that will save you money while improving your quality of life, EcoHome even have a design and rating system designed around it called The Passive...

Wood frame Triple-glazed, argon-filled windows in the Ecohome Demo House
Windows and doors

Choosing windows - which window frame? wood v aluminum v vinyl

...design, orientation and window placement can easily reduce your heating needs by 25 percent. Window design considerations Operational windows (the ones that...

Correctly installed Triple pane south facing windows on Ecohome's Demo House
Windows and doors

Installing doors & windows for the best performance in high efficiency homes, LEED & Passive House

...window frames and rough openings. Inset windows: position windows towards the center of the rough opening rather than installing them flush to the outside. Wi...

Passive solar heating & cooling in Homes has a long history in USA
Passive solar home design

Passive house and passive solar - free heat for homes

...design on the other hand is simply common sense. Just figure out where the sun is, and point your windows at it. You can pick up a lot of free heat, and if you ...

Building science for LEED v4 wall design made easy
Concept and design

Building science for LEED v4 wall design made easy - video

...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 high...

Multi Unit Passive House design Vancouver Island BC
Passive House

The North Park Passive House on Vancouver Island, BC

...Design details Vancouver Island BC Passive House Walls windowsill design details Vancouver Island BC Passive Hou...

Where to place solar panels
Renewable energy

Where to place solar panels

...window design to passively heat your home, or active solar which involves mechanical solar panel systems. Solar panels can be either thermal (which transfer h...

How to choose Triple pane, high performance windows
Windows and doors

The best tips for buying windows

...windows with high quality window frames. And remember that the frame of your window can actually represent up to 25% of the total window area, so the same log...

Rendering of the Ecohome demonstration house
Efficient home design

Ecohome Demo House: High performance, affordable cost

...design of Ecohome’s demonstration home: Passive heating and cooling, healthy living space, affordable to build and operate, resilient and flexible design. The...

Multi-unit Passive House for Heiltsuk First Nation on Campbell Island,
Passive House

Multi-unit Passive House for Heiltsuk First Nation in British Columbia

...design/ build contract, including a basic program, design criteria and the requirement for Passive House certification Mobius Architecture had been involved i...

Crawl Spaces or Slab on Grade Foundations?
Foundations and Basements

Slab on grade or crawlspaces, which is better?

...design; first make sure it flows well. You could also plan for future renovations with flexible house design by running electrical lines and even water lines an...