BUILDER Magazine —
BUILDER PROFILE: Sonbuilt Custom Homes An interview with Jonathan Zerkee on building sustainable homes—and a sustainable lifestyle—in B.C.'s Fraser Valley.
Alvin Bergen (left) and Micah Hooge (right) get ready to install Woodtone Cortanium siding, a certified sustainable product with a non-toxic, environmentally friendly coating. Photo courtesy Sonbuilt Custom Homes Ltd.
BUILDING SCIENCE: Right-Sizing HVAC Systems
When it comes to HVAC systems, old design rules of thumb don't apply to high performance houses. The good news: HVAC systems can now be designed to take advantage of the energy conserving features of this type of construction.
DESIGNING FOR DENSITY: Conventional vs. Advanced Site Design
Density-how much is enough? In the land development industry, no matter what is being proposed, someone has to justify a density increase if one wants to suction more profit out of the land, right? Well, not necessarily.