NetZeroBuild.ca main floor plans finalized

NetZeroBuild.ca main floor plans finalized

March 20. 2013 – Net Zero Build and Design

Update On Site and plans:

All building plans are near completion.

The Engineer has extensive experience with timber frame building.

The locally harvested timbers are cracked up and ready for the sawmill. When the weather breaks the stripping and cutting will begin.

The septic permit is in place and test hole is done.

NetZeroBuild.ca has hired a master timber framer for the month of June. I had him do some work on my current home and it worked out great.

All the timbers have been sealed at the ends to minimize checking. We scoped all the timbers for the build and we have lots of fabulous timber on hand.

Building a Net Zero Home – March 25 Unveiling!

Take a few minutes to watch this video to learn about some alternative and innovative building design options that can be used by anyone that has the vision and wants to make the best use of natural, locally sourced resources along with the elements to build and sustain a comfortable home and lifestyle.

Weather is just fine anytime of year at Lou and Marianne’s Net Zero home

Terrance Gavan – Freelance Blogger / Ski Bum

Jun24 update from Sticks and Stones Productions on Vimeo.

Somewhere in Ontario, it’s September and you’re sitting in your house wondering why the dog hasn’t come out of the basement in four days. Heat warnings have been posted for Toronto for the past four days and you might be wondering why you didn’t buy that air conditioner.

Well, somewhere else in Ontario, Eagle Lake to be precise, Lou and Marianne Fenninger have no heat, no cooling, no electricity moving air in their brand new home… and the weather is fine.

“The temp(erature) inside has stayed at 20 for the last 3.5 months without any help from heating or cooling,” says Fenninger, and that’s not a miracle and it’s not a result of any divine intervention.

It’s that way by design. Lou is out to prove that an idea he had a long, long time ago is indeed feasible and progressive. We need to lay off the fossil fuels and Lou is incorporating many of the cutting edge (and historically tested) designs in staying true to that vision.

The vision? That a house can run self-sufficiently even here in Canada, where most people are so reliant on the dictates of fossil fuels in the winter that some families need to decide what comes first: heat or food.

This latest video shows Lou in his favorite place, walking a videographer through his house.

And yes the house is big. But Lou has always maintained that these houses – Net-Zero-Projects – can be run at scales to fit any size family or situation.

Take a look at this video. It may change your mind about what is, and is not, possible!

Gav @terrancegavan