Technology Guides and Cases

In this section, you’ll find the publications produced as a direct result of builder experiences, or those developed in response to LEEP builder group requests to help them move forward to use new technologies they pulled through the LEEP process. The Builder Case Studies provide the builder reasons for choosing the technologies and the building challenges that they were able to solve.

 

  • Use of CSA P.9-11 to Specify Combination Space & Water Heating Systems
    Figure 1:   Use of CSA P.9-11 to Specify Combination Space & Water Heating Systems

    Use of CSA P.9-11 to Specify Combination Space & Water Heating Systems

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    Description

    This is a guide to using CSA P.9-11 test results to inform the selection and specification of efficient and appropriately sized combination systems.

     
  • High Performance Housing Guide for Southern Manitoba
    Figure 2:   High Performance Housing Guide for Southern Manitoba

    High Performance Housing Guide for Southern Manitoba

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    Description

    The guide presents technical information on new energy efficient technologies trialed, and the lessons learned, by a group of leading Manitoba Builders who chose these technologies following their evaluations during their LEEP workshops.

     
  • Zoning Decision Guide for Builders with Zoning Checklist:
    Figure 3:  Zoning Decision Guide for Builders includes a 2-page Zoning Checklist for Builders.

    Zoning Decision Guide for Builders with Zoning Checklist

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    Description

    Zoned forced air technology is being used to improve comfort and reduce energy consumption in tract housing as new technology options have brought down the base price.

    The Guide will assist builders and their mechanical designers to define, communicate, discuss and finalize design features of zoned heating and cooling systems.

  • Zoning Checklist for Builders
     Figure 4:   Zoning Checklist for Builders

    Zoning Checklist for Builders:

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    Description

    The two-page checklist is designed for use by builders to brief their mechanical designers; it can be completed either in advance or with their designer (downloadable as a stand-alone or as part of the Zoning Decision Guide for Builders).

     
  • Builder Technology Case Study 1.1: Forced Air Zoning
    Figure 5:  Forced Air Zoning builder technology case study.

    Builder Technology Case Study 1.1: Forced Air Zoning

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    Description

    Arista Homes selected Forced Air Zoning to improve the capacity of multi-level homes to provide consistent temperatures on every floor during summer and winter.

     
  • Builder Technology Case Study 1.2: Combination Space and Water Heating Systems
    Figure 6:  Combination Space and Water Heating System technology case study.

    Builder Technology Case Study 1.2: Combination Space and Water Heating Systems

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    Description

    Doug Tarry Homes decided to use Combination Space and Water Heating Systems to provide even air temperatures throughout homes that have low design heating loads.

     
  • Builder Technology Case Study 1.3: Insulated Concrete Forms
    Figure 7:  Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) technology case study.

    Builder Technology Case Study 1.3: Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)

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    Description

    Monkhouse Homes chose Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) to increase the amount of comfortable living space in new homes with warmer, more energy efficient basements.