We recently recorded this video intended as a draft to help us work on our public spiel. It needs a lot of work, but I thought I’d post it anyway because it’s a fairly thorough introduction to what we’re doing … Continued
This article by Clarke Snell was originally published in the New Life Journal. If you ask 10 kids to draw a picture of a house, I can almost guarantee that they’ll all include a door and at least one big … Continued
This article by Clarke Snell was first published in the New Life Journal. Last month I ragged on windows and doors, pointing out that they are generally a very weak spot in the performance of a modern, environmentally conscious building. … Continued
This article by Clarke Snell was originally published in the New Life Journal. Okay, by now everyone has gotten the “human induced global climate change” memo, right? If not, here’s the executive summary: We burn a lot of fuel for … Continued
Eco-Panels came out on Tuesday and Wednesday and installed the S.I.P. roof. The finished roof system for the Nauhaus Prototype will have an insulation value of about R80 when completed, because the spaces between the 8″ rafters will be packed … Continued
By: Clarke Snell
This is the second article in a series of columns written for New Life Journal on passive solar design.
Peter Warm interviewing Dr. Wolfgang Fiest in July 2009: There are 6 segments: Link
Total build time on site is 6 weeks. It’s a raft slab on 12″ of foam. They let the slab sit for 6 weeks before they erected the house. More info and photos: Hanse-Haus.com via Zero Energy Construction
A nice 10 minute video about an Irish Passive House.
Jeff and I are at the Passive House training. Things are going well. Cool geeks, incredibly stringent performance standard. Today, we were looking at an assembly that included an R-40 wall (12 inch TJI studs with cellulose, OSB on both … Continued