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Introduction to the Pathway to Performance Program By Logix Brands

Building codes in the United States of America (USA) and Canada are constantly changing as both countries move at different speeds towards Net Zero Energy Ready (NZER) or Net Zero Energy (NZE) levels of performance for residential construction. To assist builders through this process of change, we have developed a comprehensive section detail guide called [...]

By |June 6th, 2024|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Introduction to the Pathway to Performance Program By Logix Brands

Embracing Ventilation: The Unsung Hero of HVAC Efficiency

In our fifth installment of our series on HVAC, we focus on the 'V' in HVAC—ventilation. This unsung hero plays a pivotal role in not only ensuring our homes are comfortable but safeguarding their health and air quality.As always, we are delighted to collaborate with Jake DeWerth, a seasoned HVAC Design & Building Performance Expert from [...]

By |April 8th, 2024|Building Science|Comments Off on Embracing Ventilation: The Unsung Hero of HVAC Efficiency

Designing HVAC Distribution Systems for New Homes: A Practical Guide

Welcome to the fourth installment in our series on HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) design for high-performance homes and buildings. We are delighted to collaborate with Jake DeWerth, a seasoned HVAC Design & Building Performance Expert from Florida, for this in-depth series.When building a new home, getting the HVAC distribution system right is more [...]

By |February 23rd, 2024|Building Science, Residential|Comments Off on Designing HVAC Distribution Systems for New Homes: A Practical Guide

The Art of HVAC Sizing: Mastering Manual S for Optimal Performance

In the third installment of our HVAC design series, we delve into the intricacies of sizing and selecting HVAC equipment - a sophisticated HVAC design stage this is often misunderstood. To write this article we have consulted with Jake DeWerth, an HVAC Design & Building Performance Expert from Florida. Understanding a “Ton” in HVAC A [...]

By |December 18th, 2023|Building Science|Comments Off on The Art of HVAC Sizing: Mastering Manual S for Optimal Performance

5 Different Methods to Support “Innie” Windows

Throughout the design and construction phases of a project not often enough or at all does the question arise, “where should the window be placed in the depth of the rough opening”? Joseph Lstiburek has often noted windows are a “pain”, well that may be true, the project team still needs to determine if [...]

By |November 30th, 2023|Building Science, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 5 Different Methods to Support “Innie” Windows

Calculating HVAC Loads: A Comprehensive Guide to Manual J Methodology

Welcome back to the second installment in our series on HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) design for high-performance homes and buildings. We are delighted to collaborate with Jake DeWerth, a seasoned HVAC Design & Building Performance Expert from Florida, for this in-depth series. The Importance of Accurate HVAC Load Calculations When [...]

By |October 16th, 2023|Residential|Comments Off on Calculating HVAC Loads: A Comprehensive Guide to Manual J Methodology

Importance of a Drained & Ventilated Rainscreen Behind Cladding

The simple explanation that describes the function of an exterior wall assembly is that it separates the exterior environment from the interior environment. To perform this “simple function” the assembly must control heat flow, control air flow, control water vapor flow, control rain penetration, control light, solar and other radiation, control noise, control fire, [...]

By |August 16th, 2023|Building Science, Residential|Comments Off on Importance of a Drained & Ventilated Rainscreen Behind Cladding

An Introduction to Professional HVAC Design: Elevating Home Performance and Efficiency

This post is the first of a series of articles that will guide you through the intricacies of HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) design, with a focus on high-performance homes and buildings. We're fortunate to partner with Jake DeWerth, an experienced HVAC Design & Building Performance Expert from Florida, for this deep-dive series. This [...]

By |August 8th, 2023|Residential, Uncategorized|Comments Off on An Introduction to Professional HVAC Design: Elevating Home Performance and Efficiency
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