Beginning of a big (for me) project
Looking for some input. It feels like I've done too much research and have started to confuse myself with all the options out there (icf/persist/remote/double stud/ radiant/ gshp, mini splits/ oil fired boiler, windows, siding, choices), So I'll at the beginning looking for some insight from the pro's.
The house will be in upstate NY CZ6A 99% temp of -6f, 43* lat. building on a hill overlooking a lake (lake is due east of building site) prevailing wind is from the west. I plan on doing as much of the work as possible (to keep the price in reason budget is pretty tight).
I started out with a pretty complicated to build idea found online. its been whittled down is size and to be easier to build. I'm going to start by throwing up a couple images. I'm open to all suggestions, and I know that a wall of glass facing east with a cathedral ceiling may not be pasivhaus material
Current plan is 28*40 1.5 story (approx 1600 ft^2 not counting walk out basement/garage)
main roof pitch is 12:12, dormer 6:12 Would I be better off switching the dormer to the other side for future PV, or leave it where it is so the bathroom can be above the kitchen, and use the extra wall space for south facing windows?
Posted Mon, 04/28/2014 - 20:04
Edited Tue, 04/29/2014 - 20:35
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