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Sustainable Building & Remodeling

Sustainable Building & Remodeling

Jan 10 2022

Sustainability for your home can mean a lot of things. This blog post breaks it down below into three easily digestible parts: from sustainable remodeling to deep energy retrofits and passive home construction.

Passive House build in Wisconsin with super-insulation, air-tightness, and solar panels to achieve net-zero energy, constructed by TDS Custom Construction. Mud Lake House Update: The Mechanical Systems

Mud Lake House Update: The Mechanical Systems

Sep 09 2021

Follow along for the continuation of this blog series—where we’ll first update you on the mechanical systems (heat and ventilation) that we used for the home, then share some interesting data points on the home’s energy performance.

Roxul installation complete on a passive house built by TDS Custom Construction in McFarland, Wisconsin The Wall and Roof Systems

The Wall and Roof Systems

Jun 12 2018

The walls of this house are 2×8 construction with dense-pack cellulose insulation (R-27), ZIP sheathing for the air barrier and 6” Roxul insulation (R-24) for a total insulation value of R-43.

Passive House The Foundation System

The Foundation System

Nov 01 2017

The foundation for this passive house consists of a slab-on-grade with a thickened perimeter footing that is thermally isolated from the ground by eight inches of high-density, structurally-rated EPS insulation (R-38).

Passive House on Mud Lake

Passive House on Mud Lake

Sep 18 2017

Here at TDS, we have a history of providing remodels and additions to clients that are more durable, environmentally-sensitive and healthy than conventional construction.