I want to build my next home using prefabbed SIPs (structural insulated panels) and use several best practices in design to maximize the energy efficiency of the home. The house would be in Charlotte, NC so they are no super cold winters or very rare 100 degree days.
This is an example of a super insulated home:
Realistically speaking, aside form running a hair dryer, do they make HVAC equipment to handle such tight homes? I have found tons of literature on building techniques etc, but very little information on sizing and specialized HVAC equipment for super-tight, super insulated homes. The only place I know to start is a Air Exchanger Energy Recovery Ventilator to help get fresh air into the conditioned space. Have you guys found any good resources?