Category: Single-Family Residential

Whistler, British Columbia, Canada A net zero energy home for the rest of us After nearly a decade building energy-efficient and green homes, builder RDC Fine Homes, Inc. is taking energy efficiency to the next level. Whistler, British Columbia-based RDC has partnered with Insulspan® and homeowners Richard and Jennifer Wyne to build the Whistler...
Knettig – Village By the Sea The Village by the Sea Located in “The Village By the Sea,” Comox B.C., this hybrid timber frame and SIPs home is a new addition to the growing Insulspan family. “We decided to use laminated Douglas fir beams and posts for our house in Comox,” said Paul Knettig. “The house...
LaRocque Residence LaRocque Residence - Fort Francis, Ontario, Canada Retirement dream home For Len and Betty Ann LaRocque, retirement was missing only one thing: the perfect home. For this reason, the couple spent nearly two years planning their retirement dream home on the shores of Rainy Lake in northwest Ontario. Energy efficient...
Pura Vida Pura Vida: Living the Pure Life with Energy Efficiency Although green and energy efficient homes have grown in popularity, they often carry a hefty price tag. But, mechanical engineer, Victor Zederej of Solar Homes, Inc., had a goal. His 4,500-square-foot Pura Vida (Pure Life in Spanish) demonstration home would be different....
19th Century Green Home 19th Century GREEN Home Columbus, Ohio, USA Where others see an abandoned house, builder Dan Troth sees an important piece of American history worth saving. Troth stumbled upon a 19th century timber frame farmhouse outside of Columbus, Ohio. He promptly set out to preserve the hand-hewn timber frame by using...
A ‘zero-energy’ home is the goal Polystyrene blocks used to create walls (BASF Project) A `zero-energy' home is the goal Polystyrene blocks used to create walls Canadian firm made insulated panels for roof Dec. 26, 2005. 01:00 AM ANTOINETTE MARTIN NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE PATERSON, N.J.—On a hill over Route 20 here, dozens of businesses are collaborating to create something good for the...
Blunk Residence Passive Home built with SIPs in Batavia, IL Judd Blunk and his wife Cyndy began planning their new home in Batavia, IL. But, not just any home would do. The couple sought the ultimate home in both performance and style. Judd Blunk is an employee of a high-end German car...
Dream Home on a Budget Dream Home on a Budget It was on the rolling green hills of central California, outside Vacaville, that Jim Upson wanted to build a custom home for his family. He had owned the perfect building site for ten years. Now, however, escalating construction costs and high contractor fees were major...

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