This home represents all that is good based on indoor environmental quality.
The home is built to above minimum standards with ICF construction, high quality windows and insulated slabs with heating loads well below 15 Btuh/sf
in a cold climate.
Because of the construction methods and materials the home is incredibly quiet and thermally consistent due to the building efficiency and radiant heating placed into a poured mass floor. There is virtually no temperature difference between the basement and
The home is constantly ventilated year round with three air to air heat recovery ventilators. One unit serves each floor for excellent zone control.
All ducts were sealed and water lines insulated to prevent parasitic heat losses and gains.
The heating plant is a high efficiency condensing boiler which is connected to prefabricated zone control panels.
All heating devices are served by the boiler including domestic water, space heating and make up air temperature regulation for extreme weather conditions.
This system can be applied to any project of any size.
It is the benchmark.
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Energy Use of Single Family Houses With Various Exterior Walls.
See: UK Architect Chris Morgan's article called Healthy Heating.