All Videos Tagged Sweden (Home Energy Pros) - Home Energy Pros 2014-09-01T08:06:51Z http://homeenergypros.lbl.gov/video/video/listTagged?tag=Sweden&rss=yes&xn_auth=no Learning from Swedish Home Building Part 4 tag:homeenergypros.lbl.gov,2012-06-23:6069565:Video:87600 2012-06-23T22:06:47.792Z Greg La Vardera http://homeenergypros.lbl.gov/profile/GregLaVardera <a href="http://homeenergypros.lbl.gov/video/learning-from-swedish-home-building-part-4"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/hWOEUtbaKjCxbcu7z08OTASSJqT2JcT9xMp1U-PuxvE2bZ3NVQLrq6hwOVYjL2n00W2ITWHQggNyOQ9qmGKKHDj13oae4r52/648502085.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>This video piece is about a house in Rockford Illinois being built by a team of American High School Students and visiting Swedish Vocational School Students. They are building a Swedish wall system using American materials that is very similar to the prototypes laid out in our USA New Wall. The USA New Wall is our recommendation for applying Swedish building… <a href="http://homeenergypros.lbl.gov/video/learning-from-swedish-home-building-part-4"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/hWOEUtbaKjCxbcu7z08OTASSJqT2JcT9xMp1U-PuxvE2bZ3NVQLrq6hwOVYjL2n00W2ITWHQggNyOQ9qmGKKHDj13oae4r52/648502085.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />This video piece is about a house in Rockford Illinois being built by a team of American High School Students and visiting Swedish Vocational School Students. They are building a Swedish wall system using American materials that is very similar to the prototypes laid out in our USA New Wall. The USA New Wall is our recommendation for applying Swedish building techniques to American home building.<br /> <br /> The walls in this Rockford house will have approximately R35 worth of insulation in them when done. Two layers of 1.5" stone wool at approximately R6 each, and the main stud space with 5.5" or stone wool at R23. The furred layering on both sides will reduce thermal bridging and improve the averaged R value performance of the wall.<br /> <br /> This Project is the result of a unique economic development relationship between Rockford, and Swedish sister city Lidköping. It is being built as an effort of the Swedish American Foundation of the Rockford Swedish American Health System which is engaged in urban renewal in the neighborhoods surrounding the hospital. The Swedish American Foundation sponsors teams of students from the Construction Program at De la Gardiegymnasiet, a trade school from Lidköping. Together with the students from Rockford East High School, and under the coordination of East High School Instructor Matt Walling the house is constructed on a site a few blocks from the hospital.<br /> <br /> We have more background on this project here including a detailed analysis of the wall system they are using:<br /> <a href="http://blog.lamidesign.com/2012/03/all-about-swedish-standard-house.html">http://blog.lamidesign.com/2012/03/all-about-swedish-standard-house.html</a><br /> <a href="http://blog.lamidesign.com/2012/03/visiting-most-important-green-house-in.html">http://blog.lamidesign.com/2012/03/visiting-most-important-green-house-in.html</a><br /> <br /> As recommended for the USA New Wall, the Swedish Standard house shown in this video will use use Stone Wool insulation rather than fiberglass. You can read a detailed article about why we prefer Stone Wool on our blog:<br /> <a href="http://blog.lamidesign.com/2012/01/what-you-don-know-about-mineral-wool.html">http://blog.lamidesign.com/2012/01/what-you-don-know-about-mineral-wool.html</a><br /> <br /> You can read the entire Letters from Sweden series on our blog which tracks our research and applications of into blog post's into Swedish House building, and its application in the US:<br /> <a href="http://blog.lamidesign.com/search/label/letters%20from%20Sweden">http://blog.lamidesign.com/search/label/letters%20from%20Sweden</a><br /> <br /> The USA New Wall, and Swedish Platform Framing are an outgrowth of our research into Swedish building practices. Again, you can find details of the USA New Wall here:<br /> <a href="http://blog.lamidesign.com/p/usa-new-wall-info.html">http://blog.lamidesign.com/p/usa-new-wall-info.html</a><br /> <br /> And Swedish Platform Framing here:<br /> <a href="http://blog.lamidesign.com/p/swedish-platform-framing-info.html">http://blog.lamidesign.com/p/swedish-platform-framing-info.html</a><br /> <br /> If you need assistance implementing the USA New Wall or Swedish Platform Framing in your projects, we are here to help. Please contact us. Learning from Swedish Home Building Part 3 tag:homeenergypros.lbl.gov,2012-06-11:6069565:Video:86555 2012-06-11T03:03:38.078Z Greg La Vardera http://homeenergypros.lbl.gov/profile/GregLaVardera <a href="http://homeenergypros.lbl.gov/video/learning-from-swedish-home-building-part-4"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/hWOEUtbaKjCxbcu7z08OTASSJqT2JcT9xMp1U-PuxvE2bZ3NVQLrq6hwOVYjL2n00W2ITWHQggNyOQ9qmGKKHDj13oae4r52/648502085.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>This video piece is about how Sweden has modified the Western Platform Framing method for better energy performance in residential construction. We call this modified framing method Swedish Platform Framing.<br></br> <br></br> This video is quite long, and we apologize about that. If we figure out how to say all this in a shorter video we'll produce a new version. In this… <a href="http://homeenergypros.lbl.gov/video/learning-from-swedish-home-building-part-4"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/hWOEUtbaKjCxbcu7z08OTASSJqT2JcT9xMp1U-PuxvE2bZ3NVQLrq6hwOVYjL2n00W2ITWHQggNyOQ9qmGKKHDj13oae4r52/648502085.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />This video piece is about how Sweden has modified the Western Platform Framing method for better energy performance in residential construction. We call this modified framing method Swedish Platform Framing.<br /> <br /> This video is quite long, and we apologize about that. If we figure out how to say all this in a shorter video we'll produce a new version. In this video we make a very breif review of the history of stud framing systems - Balloon Framing and Western Platform Framing. Then we proceed to look in detail at the differences between Western and Swedish Platform framing.<br /> <br /> Swedish Platform Framing is explained in much more detail on our web site, and you can read that on this page:<br /> <a href="http://blog.lamidesign.com/p/swedish-platform-framing-info.html">http://blog.lamidesign.com/p/swedish-platform-framing-info.html</a><br /> <br /> AS with the USA New Wall, the walls shown in this video use Stone Wool insulation rather than fiberglass. We mention in the video that this is because Stone Wool offers higher insulation values - R23 for 2x6 stud spaces, and R30 for 2x8 stud spaces. We also mention that it allows for better installations. You can read a detailed article about why this is so on our blog:<br /> <a href="http://blog.lamidesign.com/2012/01/what-you-don-know-about-mineral-wool.html">http://blog.lamidesign.com/2012/01/what-you-don-know-about-mineral-wool.html</a><br /> <br /> Not covered in detail in the video is the Vapor Retarder membrane. We prefer a Variable Permeability Vapor Retarder membrane. There are several sources for this unique vapor retarder, notably Certainteed's Membrane:<br /> <a href="http://www.certainteed.com/products/insulation/mold-prevention/317391">http://www.certainteed.com/products/insulation/mold-prevention/317391</a><br /> And Intello Plus, and DB+ by ProClima:<br /> <a href="http://www.foursevenfive.com/index.php?main_page=index&amp;cPath=70_71_98_97_">http://www.foursevenfive.com/index.php?main_page=index&amp;cPath=70_71_98_97_</a>...<br /> <br /> You can read the entire Letters from Sweden series by clicking on the respective link under the the above blog post's title's.<br /> <br /> The USA New Wall, and Swedish Platform Framing are an outgrowth of our research into Swedish building practices. Again, you can find details of the USA New Wall here:<br /> <a href="http://blog.lamidesign.com/p/usa-new-wall-info.html">http://blog.lamidesign.com/p/usa-new-wall-info.html</a><br /> <br /> And again Swedish Platform Framing here:<br /> <a href="http://blog.lamidesign.com/p/swedish-platform-framing-info.html">http://blog.lamidesign.com/p/swedish-platform-framing-info.html</a><br /> <br /> If you need assistance implementing the USA New Wall or Swedish Platform Framing in your projects, we are here to help. Please contact us. Learning from Swedish Home Building Part 2 tag:homeenergypros.lbl.gov,2012-06-11:6069565:Video:86651 2012-06-11T03:00:19.663Z Greg La Vardera http://homeenergypros.lbl.gov/profile/GregLaVardera <a href="http://homeenergypros.lbl.gov/video/learning-from-swedish-home-building-part-4"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/hWOEUtbaKjCxbcu7z08OTASSJqT2JcT9xMp1U-PuxvE2bZ3NVQLrq6hwOVYjL2n00W2ITWHQggNyOQ9qmGKKHDj13oae4r52/648502085.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>This video piece shows how to go about building Nordic Style walls for residential construction, like the walls used in Sweden. We call these American versions of Nordic walls the USA New Wall.<br></br> <br></br> The wall systems have been broken down into Good/Better/Best subsets in order to offer builders a gradual path to increasing the performance of the walls they… <a href="http://homeenergypros.lbl.gov/video/learning-from-swedish-home-building-part-4"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/hWOEUtbaKjCxbcu7z08OTASSJqT2JcT9xMp1U-PuxvE2bZ3NVQLrq6hwOVYjL2n00W2ITWHQggNyOQ9qmGKKHDj13oae4r52/648502085.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />This video piece shows how to go about building Nordic Style walls for residential construction, like the walls used in Sweden. We call these American versions of Nordic walls the USA New Wall.<br /> <br /> The wall systems have been broken down into Good/Better/Best subsets in order to offer builders a gradual path to increasing the performance of the walls they build. The video starts off with a detailed look at a typical Swedish wall, and then walk you through the Good, Better, and Best versions of the USA New Wall.<br /> <br /> The USA New Wall is explained in much more detail on our web site, and you can read that on this page:<br /> <a href="http://blog.lamidesign.com/p/usa-new-wall-info.html">http://blog.lamidesign.com/p/usa-new-wall-info.html</a><br /> <br /> You will note that all of the wall variations feature Stone Wool insulation rather than fiberglass. We mention in the video that this is because Stone Wool offers higher insulation values - R23 for 2x6 stud spaces, and R30 for 2x8 stud spaces. We also mention that it allows for better installations. You can read a detailed article about why this is so on our blog:<br /> <a href="http://blog.lamidesign.com/2012/01/what-you-don-know-about-mineral-wool.html">http://blog.lamidesign.com/2012/01/what-you-don-know-about-mineral-wool.html</a><br /> <br /> Also mentioned in the video is the Variable Permeability Vapor Retarder membrane. There are several sources for this unique vapor retarder, notably Certainteed's Membrane:<br /> <a href="http://www.certainteed.com/products/insulation/mold-prevention/317391">http://www.certainteed.com/products/insulation/mold-prevention/317391</a><br /> And Intello Plus, and DB+ by ProClima:<br /> <a href="http://www.foursevenfive.com/index.php?main_page=index&amp;cPath=70_71_98_97_">http://www.foursevenfive.com/index.php?main_page=index&amp;cPath=70_71_98_97_</a>...<br /> <br /> You can read the entire Letters from Sweden series by clicking on the respective link under the the above blog post's title's.<br /> <br /> The USA New Wall, and Swedish Platform Framing are an outgrowth of our research into Swedish building practices. Again, you can find details of the USA New Wall here:<br /> <a href="http://blog.lamidesign.com/p/usa-new-wall-info.html">http://blog.lamidesign.com/p/usa-new-wall-info.html</a><br /> <br /> And Swedish Platform Framing here:<br /> <a href="http://blog.lamidesign.com/p/swedish-platform-framing-info.html">http://blog.lamidesign.com/p/swedish-platform-framing-info.html</a><br /> <br /> If you need assistance implementing the USA New Wall or Swedish Platform Framing in your projects, we are here to help. Please contact us. Learning from Swedish Home Building Part 1 tag:homeenergypros.lbl.gov,2012-06-11:6069565:Video:86810 2012-06-11T02:56:41.097Z Greg La Vardera http://homeenergypros.lbl.gov/profile/GregLaVardera <a href="http://homeenergypros.lbl.gov/video/learning-from-swedish-home-building-part-4"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/hWOEUtbaKjCxbcu7z08OTASSJqT2JcT9xMp1U-PuxvE2bZ3NVQLrq6hwOVYjL2n00W2ITWHQggNyOQ9qmGKKHDj13oae4r52/648502085.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>This video piece explains the premise of why we in the United States can benefit from adopting house building techniques developed in Sweden. Specifically this video series will focus on residential wall systems.<br></br> <br></br> The video touches on many ideas which are explained in greater depth in entries to the LamiDesign Modern House Plan blog, in a series of posts… <a href="http://homeenergypros.lbl.gov/video/learning-from-swedish-home-building-part-4"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/hWOEUtbaKjCxbcu7z08OTASSJqT2JcT9xMp1U-PuxvE2bZ3NVQLrq6hwOVYjL2n00W2ITWHQggNyOQ9qmGKKHDj13oae4r52/648502085.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />This video piece explains the premise of why we in the United States can benefit from adopting house building techniques developed in Sweden. Specifically this video series will focus on residential wall systems.<br /> <br /> The video touches on many ideas which are explained in greater depth in entries to the LamiDesign Modern House Plan blog, in a series of posts tagged Letters from Sweden. Here are links to some specific topics touched on in the video:<br /> <br /> This post "Letters from Sweden - Europe is different, Sweden is not, sort of.." elaborates on the similarities and differences between the housing industries in both countries:<br /> <a href="http://blog.lamidesign.com/2008/01/letters-from-sweden-europe-is-different.html">http://blog.lamidesign.com/2008/01/letters-from-sweden-europe-is-different.html</a><br /> <br /> The book "Coming in From the Cold" makes a detailed account of Sweden's response to the 1970's oil crisis. This book was written in the 1980s when it became apparent to scientists that Sweden was using much less energy per household than the US. This was 25 years ago. Sweden has gotten even better at it since then. US, not so much. We describe the book here:<br /> <a href="http://blog.lamidesign.com/2010/11/coming-in-from-cold-story-behind-story.html">http://blog.lamidesign.com/2010/11/coming-in-from-cold-story-behind-story.html</a><br /> <br /> We also made a fairly detailed examination of the typical construction of a Swedish residential wall. This will expand on the very brief description in the video, and you can find that here:<br /> <a href="http://blog.lamidesign.com/2010/12/letters-from-sweden-closer-look-at_31.html">http://blog.lamidesign.com/2010/12/letters-from-sweden-closer-look-at_31.html</a><br /> <br /> You read the entire Letters from Sweden series by clicking on the respective link under the blog post title.<br /> <br /> The USA New Wall, and Swedish Platform Framing are an outgrowth of this research. You can find details of the USA New Wall here:<br /> <a href="http://blog.lamidesign.com/p/usa-new-wall-info.html">http://blog.lamidesign.com/p/usa-new-wall-info.html</a><br /> <br /> And Swedish Platform Framing here:<br /> <a href="http://blog.lamidesign.com/p/swedish-platform-framing-info.html">http://blog.lamidesign.com/p/swedish-platform-framing-info.html</a><br /> <br /> If you need assistance implementing the USA New Wall or Swedish Platform Framing in your projects, we are here to help. Please contact us.