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:
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