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Solar Radiant Heated Floor Slab Kit

Solar heated radiant floor with radiant heated hot water for a site with problem soil - expansive clay

Ecohome’s new demo house will be a slab on grade with Solar radiant floor heating powered by air tubes heated with air solar panels - Ingenious! Ideal for boosting Passive House heating in cold climate zones… EcoHome is in the process of building our next demonstration low-energy house, and to do so we have partnere...

Air-heated radiant concrete floor

Air-heated radiant floors

A comeback for radiant floors heated with air tubes… Radiant heating systems are very common in concrete floors now because they provide a very balanced and comfortable distribution of heat. Those systems are most commonly hydronic, meaning heated liquid is pumped through tubing in the concrete which then radiates t...

How radiant floors work

How to design for thermal comfort in a home

Factors far beyond just air temperature affect how comfortable a home is, and if you design for comfort you will end up with a more durable and efficient home.… Have you ever noticed that at times you can feel cold in your home even though the air temperature is exactly where you like to keep it? That's because, con...

Radiant floor heat in a bathroom

Radiant heat in a slab-on-grade floor - video

Radiant heated floors add comfort to a home and can help you heat more efficiently.… DIY radiant floor tube installation Video building guide episode 1 - slab on grade There is some debate in performance building circles as to whether or not you can add enough insulation below a concrete floor to eliminate the nee...

Radiant floor tube installation

DIY radiant floor tubing installation video

Installing a hydronic radiant floor system in a slab-on-grade floor… WATCH MORE VIDEOS Here in the fifth video of our series we are laying down tubing for our radiant floor. We have a 10 zone system, allowing floor temperatures in each room to be controlled independently. HePex tubing was provided by Uponor, ...

Hydronic heating system

Hydronic heating

Hydronic heating systems involve heated liquid being pumped through radiators, baseboard heaters, floors or even walls.… Similar to electric baseboards, hydronic heating systems facilitate zone heating as you can keep different rooms at different temperatures. Though different from electric resistance heating, hy...

Solar panels power the Kenogami House in Saguenay, Quebec

The Kenogami House: Energy systems at the cutting edge of innovation

The Net Zero Heat passive solar house in Lac Kenogami, Quebec, built by owner Alain Hamel pushes the bounds of energy efficiency. Here is a breakdown of those electrical systems.… The Kenogami house is a virtual energy laboratory, and in constant evolution. Every system of this home is innovative from the heating an...

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

Ecohome Kenogami House wins Home of the Year Award

The Kenogami House holds the highest LEED score achieved in Canada (106), meets Passive House performance of 15 kWh per square meter and won a Home of the Year Award from Green Builder© Media.… Along with its unprecedented achievements, the Kenogami House continues to act as a laboratory for resilient, cold climate ...

The passive solar home in Lac Kenogami, Quebec

Ecohome design wins House of the Year Award from Green Builder® Magazine

With the help of the Ecohome design team, home builder Alain Hamel builds "The Most Resilient House in North America".… The first house designed under our Passive Solar Index (PSI) program won "Most Resilient House" in the 2013 Green Builder® Home of the Year Awards. The Kenogami House is a living laboratory of high...

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

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

Canada Green Building Council President Thomas Mueller calls Ecohome's Edelweiss House "A phenomenal achievement".… A LEED Platinum Home project overview As building rating systems drive building codes to greater levels of performance, the rating systems themselves need a periodic upgrade to stay ahead of the cur...

Prefab frost-protected shallow foundation insulated form kit

Raft slabs - How to build Insulated Frost Protected shallow foundations (FPSF) on problem soils

How to build on sites with expansive soils, high water tables and poor bearing capacity.… The soil conditions of some building sites are not suitable for a slab-on-grade foundation with a thickened-edge footing without first beginning with extensive and costly soil remediation. Opting for a raft slab in such conditi...

Advice

hydronic radiant cooling

Posted by dean c April 30, 2019, 8:01 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

Insulating under the footings of a frost protected shallow foundation

Posted by Jon Piana April 15, 2019, 8:45 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

What should I look for if I want to buy a slab on grade house?

Posted by terry northcott March 25, 2019, 11:02 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Current info and references for Legalett Air Heated Shallow Foundation system

Posted by Steve Sykes Aug. 18, 2019, 3:21 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Does insulating a slab on grade make the building less stable?

Posted by Nicolas Jalbert May 28, 2018, 4:56 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

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