3 Reasons to Rethink Crawlspaces in Passive House Design

On NESEA’S BuildingEnergy course Passive House Design course discussion board…
Takeaways:

Typically, Passive Houses do not feature crawlspaces (a foundation that is five feet or less, and fully enclosed — or, not vented to outside) because:

If the thermal boundary is at the home’s foundation walls, there is the added cost of the foundation wall and slab insulation.
At a minimum TFA […]

Free 26 Minute Lesson on Performing Heat Loss Calculations for Net Zero Energy Homes

Calculating heat loss, and designing for minimal heat loss, is absolutely critical to designing and building net zero energy home or to passive house standards.

Watch this 26 minute video lesson, from Marc Rosenbaum’s Zero Net Energy Homes course to learn about how to design buildings with minimal heat loss. If you need to learn how […]

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Full Case Study of 8 Net Zero Energy Homes

The following post is a case study of 8 Net Zero Energy Homes that were designed by South Mountain Company (SMC). SMC’s Marc Rosenbaum is teaching a class on Net Zero Energy Design that will give you all of the information and tools (Marc’s own custom made tools) to design Net Zero energy homes. The […]

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