Our house was recently featured over at Western Living Magazine, a Canadian-based modern architecture and interior design magazine. They interviewed our designer, Crystal Bueckert, and included a few quotes from me as well. The write-up is excellent and I’m happy to see how good the house shows.
The article shows a number of photos that I haven’t even posted here yet! I hope you enjoy the little tour.
Check it out here:
Inside a Beautiful, Eco-friendly Saskatchewan Farmhouse
On the flip-side of modern design, as some of you already likely know, our house was also a featured green house blog over at the excellent Green Building Advisor website. This website is not about trendy design/architecture, but is about building excellent, high quality and, primarily, energy efficient homes. If you are planning to build a green home, this website is a must resource. I was honoured to be asked to be a contributor to the website for the past year. Most the articles I wrote were already featured on this blog, but the comments section for each entry offers a wealth of valuable information from some of the top green builders, designers and architects in North America. It was a very humbling opportunity for me. It was a 16-part series that I hope offers valuable information to others who are venturing down the road of green building.
Recently, I came across a very interesting article written on Green Building Advisor in which a respected green building designer modelled our house comparing it to a German-biult Passive House. The implications of this and the discussion points are fascinating to read and there are nearly 50 comments on it that offer further wonderful insights: A Lesson From the Kranichstein Passive House
As for my articles on Green Building Advisor:
- Is Passive House Right for a Cold Canadian Climate?
- Heating a Superinsulated House in a Cold Climate
- Choosing a Super-Insulated Wall System
- How Small Can We Go?
- Picking High Performance Windows
- Let Construction Begin
- Making an ICF Foundation
- Dealing with Really Bad Water
- Adding Walls and Roof
- Placing Concrete Floors
- Siding and Soffits at the Blue Heron EcoHaus
- Insulation, Air-Sealing and Solar Array
- Blower Door Testing
- Adding It All Up, Part 1
- Adding It All Up, Part 2
- Adding It All Up, Part 3
3 thoughts on “Blue Heron EcoHaus in Western Living Magazine and Green Building Advisor”
Thank you for this, have checked out the article – very impressive to say the least!!!
Congratulations on the recognition you have received…you have put your heart and soul into the research and building of your home…it is paying off! And especially now in the rewards of living in it…!!
Cheers, Lyal & Carmel
Oh my goodness! I saved your post on the woca scandi ceilings a long time ago and just now saw you are also in SK. We are building a house and I think doing a lot for similar things, I would love to chat or even see your house in person if that’s a possibility! If that’s a possibility please let me know 🙂
Hi- thanks. Sorry for my late reply. Certainly I’d be willing to discuss further. Email me at- Kent (dot) Earle (at) gmail (dot) com