Thermal Envelope Design

thermal-envelopeAll of our house plans are certainly able to be built using traditional construction techniques (i.e., CMU foundations, stick frame walls, ceiling trusses, etc.), but keep in mind that they can all be adjusted to account for different types of foundation, wall, or roof systems. Examples of these include structural insulated wall / roof panels (SIP’s), Superior Wall, panelized frame walls, and insulated concrete forms (ICF’s).

Through discussions with professionals in each of these industries, we have the ability to make slight adjustments to window / door locations, wall heights, and structural systems to maximize the efficiency of each type of specialized envelope system you want to use. Please let us know if there are any particular systems you are interested in using so we can provide you the ideal house layout.

architectural design
hvac design
thermal envelope design
energy modeling
passive solar design
plumbing design
structural systems

About Us

Headquartered in Asheville, NC, VandeMusser Design provides technical consulting and certification services for green residential construction to builders, architects, developers, and homeowners in Western North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, South Carolina and Georgia.

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Vandemusser Design, PLLC

26 Crabapple Lane
Asheville, NC 28804
P (828)348-4723
F (828)253-8347