Monthly Archives: February 2012

Anatomy of a Double-Wall System

If you conduct a web search for “double wall” framing, you’re bound to come across many ways to create a super-insulated wall system from dimensional lumber.  (See for instance,, or search out “Larsen Truss” for more information)  Our wall … Continue reading

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Heating a Super-Insulated House

On the question of “how we should heat this house?” we’ve considered the complete spectrum of possibilities.  The thing with super-insulation and passive solar is that you don’t need as much heat in the first place.  With the passive solar design, we hope to gain about … Continue reading

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