Are “Energy Nerds” in agreement on this?
“PV’s are cheap enough now to remove the need to super insulated houses”
I have been reading tons of information both online and in books nod* to “Musing is of energy nerd”. And it seems to me that a lot of the experts especially in the Northeast are switching from passive house or nearly passive house building envelopes to a more moderate 2 x 6 wall basically code built with an extra attention to air sealing and then just offsetting insulation energy efficiency with the installation of PV panels on the roof running mini-split heat pumps for heating and cooling there by achieving a more reasonable cost, wall assembly risk, difficult build detail house as well as less need for foam board and fancy materials.
This question if it matters to anybody is related to a house build I am planning for this summer. My original intention was to build a super insulated house but after hearing some of the top building science guy’s talking about this angle I’m wondering if I should just build a well air sealed 2×6 house (dense pack cellulose) and throw PVs on the roof because I was planning on running air source heat pumps anyways. HOuse site is in southern NH
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