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Super insulated houses and double envelope houses

William A. Shurcliff

Super insulated houses and double envelope houses

a survey of principles and practice

by William A. Shurcliff

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Published by Brick House Pub. Co. in Andover, Ma .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Dwellings -- Insulation.,
  • Dwellings -- Heating and ventilation.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesSuperinsulated houses and double-envelope houses.
    StatementWilliam A. Shurcliff.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTH1715 .S52
    The Physical Object
    Pagination182 p. :
    Number of Pages182
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4112165M
    ISBN 100931790182, 0931790190
    LC Control Number80027198

      The other feature of the envelope houses I've seen is a crawl space with dirt floor. An insulated, well sealed crawl space plus an HRV (and good foundation drainage) would likely take care of the major humidity issues. Since the windows were concentrated on the south, good seasonal cross ventilation was almost impossible. Computation and description of an outside insulation house: To build for tomorrow (translated from French) Booth, Don, Sun/Earth Buffering and Superinsulation, , ISBN Marshall, Brian; and Robert Argue, The Super-Insulated Retrofit Book, Renewable Energy in Canada, ISBN , ISBN X Shurcliff, William A., Superinsulated .

    Super Insulated House Hermesdesign Co. Super Insulated House Hermesdesign Co. Pive House Busts High Cost Myth Zero Energy Project. 15 Elegant Super Insulated House Plans Oxcarbazepin Website. My Tiny House Explained Mr Money Mustache. Top 13 Alternative Housing Ideas Greenmatch. Super Insulated Homes Disadvantages House Framing Small.   Author of Solar heated buildings, Polarized light, Superinsulated Houses and Double-Envelope Houses, Super-Solar Houses, Super insulated houses ; and, Air-to-air heat exchangers, Informal directory of the organizations and people involved in the solar heating of buildings, New inventions in low cost solar heating, Polarized lightWritten works: Polarized Light; Production And Use, Solar Heated Buildings.

      Nonetheless, biggest concerns in ensuring an exceptional envelope of a Passivhaus or any other super-insulated home is: thermal bridging and airtightness (and to a lesser degree the overall R-value). Thermal bridging is basically an easy pathway for heat to flow out of your home. In a conventional single 2×6 wall, this happens every 16″ as. ENERGY ENVELOPE A better way to build your new home Watch Us Build. We build products that are better for the builder, the owner, and the community Besides saving ThermoBuilt Homeowners thousands of hard-earned dollars on the rising costs of energy, ThermoBuilt’s extraordinarily Energy-Efficient Energy Envelope leaves behind little waste and uses 30% less .


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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Shurcliff, William A. Super insulated houses and double envelope houses. Andover, Ma.: Brick House Pub. Co., © Insulating, along with sealing, all six sides of the net zero building envelope are fundamental steps in the construction of zero energy homes.

It is important to insulate the walls, floors and ceilings with types and thicknesses of insulating materials that fit the specific needs of each surface, and to design wall, floor and ceiling assemblies to accommodate those materials. That way the home's furnace, water heater, pipes, and ductwork are all within the home's thermal envelope.

There are many articles at the GBA Web site about insulating crawl space walls. Use the "search" function at the top of every GBA page. When it comes to superinsulating existing houses, we have also covered the topic at length. As the term "double envelope" implies, such a building is actually a house within a house.

The exterior shell is load-bearing, and generally has a minimum of R insulation. William A. Shurcliff is the author of Polarized Light ( avg rating, 3 ratings, 0 reviews, published ), Super Insulated Houses and Double-Envelope /5.

Recently, however, MOTHER EARTH NEWS began to look into an offshoot of passive solar technology: the super-insulated house — and it seems that such structures have impressively low heating needs. Super Insulated Houses and Double Envelope Houses: A Survey of Principles and Practice, Brick House Publishing.

References [ edit ] ^ Alex Wellerstein, " Patenting the Bomb: Nuclear Weapons, Intellectual Property, and Technological Control " _Isis_ 99 (): 57– Solar Book Reviews. What follows is a book review by Rusty Maynard.

Would you consider doing a review. Search out your favorite solar book and review it here; contact the WNC Solar Side to add your own solar content. Super Insulated Houses and Double Envelope Houses.

The desing, called the double shell or solar envelope, was pioneered by the San Francisco archtectural firm, Ekose'a. At least houses of this sort. Get this from a library. Superinsulated houses and double-envelope houses: a preliminary survey of principles and practice.

[William A Shurcliff]. No. Green homes are insulated well, tightly built, and well ventilated Let’s take these issues one at a time. The “too tight” theory holds that houses need to breathe.

Traditionalists can point to old houses and claim the only reason they’re still standing is because air leaks amount to natural ventilation that dries everything out and keeps the house healthy. article: "Carrythrough Time in Passive Houses" (pdf) p book: Super Insulated Houses and Double-Envelope Houses (pdf) book excerpt: Super Solar Houses: Saunders's % Solar, Low-cost Designs.

Insulation is good. More insulation is better (although at some point, more may not be cost effective). It reduces the amount of heat a home loses in winter or gains in summer.

You can get there by building thicker walls and putting more insulation in the cavities, or you can put insulation on the outside of the structure, as in the Perfect Wall.

The photo below shows thick. Super-insulated and Passive Homes laugh at the polar vortex the people living in these houses It turns out that many of the strategies needed to achieve resilience--such as really well.

You’ll notice that the beams and all of joists are within the envelope of the foundation walls. This was intentional from an energy efficiency point of view.

There is no thermal bridging at all with this system. Oftentimes typical houses are built with the joists sitting on top of the concrete wall or on a ledger of the wall.

A double-envelope house design by Enertia Building Systems has been buoyed by the Modern Marvel of the Year award from the History Channel (cosponsored by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office) and attention from green lifestyle websites. “super-insulated” new home; without even needing to change the proposed design OR the quality and type of fittings and/or finishings, etc.

You will once you’ve read this booklet. And you’ll learn the simplest, cheapest and most eco-friendly way to create “super-insulated” houses that anybody can build. Written & Illustrated byFile Size: KB.

Larsen Truss/ Super-Insulated Homes Questions and Answers. Robert Riversong has created his own form of the Larsen Truss building system, and specializes in super-insulated houses. He teaches these techniques, and many other subjects, at the The Yestermorrow School in Vermont.

From geodesic domes in the s and a community land trust homestead program in rural. This was the same year that the Superinsulated Retrofit Book, by Marshall and Argue, was published, describing double wall retrofits.

The house Orr and Dumont had found was a bungalow with 2×4 stud walls and air changes per hour (slightly better than the average house of that era).A tight, well-insulated house saves energy and allows you to get by with smaller capacity heating and air conditioning systems, and it is also more comfortable, with smaller temperature swings.

No more cold drafts at your feet while temperatures at head level are a sweaty 80°F.