Small Planet Supply is dedicated to the supply, education, and training in the use of energy-efficient building materials and building practices. We are passionate champions of the concept that humans can build buildings to live in, while caring for and restoring the environment. We think that it's possible to build both classic and modern high performance buildings with non-toxic, low embodied energy building materials that are safe to source, and safe to use to create comfortable low energy buildings. Learn more about our history and mission.


New BC Step Code Airtightness Training Dates Announced

Small Planet Supply’s Airtightness Workshops to be held around the province in 2020

We’ve just added workshop dates for 2020 and we’re traveling all across the province. Planned workshop locations include: Victoria, Nanaimo, Kelowna, Penticton, Kamloops, Cranbrook, Fernie, Invermere, Revelstoke, Prince George, Williams Lake and Quesnel. To register for one of these locations or for one of our Surrey and Vancouver courses, go to the BC Airtightness Page in our store.


Sanden C02 Heat Pump Water Heaters

SANDEN CO2 HEAT PUMP WATER HEATERS ARE FIVE TIMES MORE EFFICIENT THAN TRADITIONAL HOT WATER HEATERS

SANDEN CO2 HEAT PUMP WATER HEATERS ARE FIVE TIMES MORE EFFICIENT THAN TRADITIONAL HOT WATER HEATERS

Sanden CO2 heat pump water heaters are starting to create a buzz. In 2018, all of our Sanden workshops were full and people started ordering these state-of-the art products for their projects. We are hoping we can get even more people excited about Sanden’s system and here’s why:

The system replaces standard heat pump refrigerants with CO2, which dramatically increases the efficiency, while eliminating the global warming potential of standard refrigerants.

Contact us for more information. Read more about Sanden.


Heat Recovery Ventilation Demystified

Heat recovery ventilators and energy recovery ventilators are amazing, but sometimes it can be perplexing how to explain what it does. Recently Albert Rooks, CEO of Small Planet Supply, participated in a video series about passive house construction. In the video segment above, Albert explains in simple terms how HRVs and ERVs work.

?Watch for yourself and then amaze your friends with your new knowledge.

Learn more about Zehnder HRV/ERV Systems

Winter Mechanical Workshop Schedule is Shaping Up

This winter, Small Planet will be hitting the road again in our improved truck. This time we'll be sharing information about Zehnder HRV & ERV Systems and SanCO2 heat pump water heaters. We'll also be bringing a few of our other products.

Here is a list of cities we're planning on holding workshops:

Proposed Workshop Locations - USA

California: Arcata, Fresno, Los Angeles, Monterey, Redding, Riverside, Sacramento, Santa Barbara, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Santa Maria, Santa Rosa, and Willits.
Washington: Tumwater and Spokane.

Proposed Workshop Locations - Canada

British Columbia: Cranbrook, Invermere, Kamloops, and Penticton.

Alberta: Calgary and Edmonton.

To make sure that you get the chance to attend our workshops go to our Upcoming Mechanical Workshops page and select the workshop location you'd like to attend. If we're not holding a workshop near you, let us know where you'd like us to hold a workshop in the future.


New KlimaGuard Line Helps Small Planet Supply Stick to Its Values

In April, Small Planet began offering a new line of high-performance building tapes called KlimaGuard.  Since we already offer a number of high-performance tapes, you may be wondering why we’ve added another line to our inventory.    The answer is quite simple, incredible value.   Small Planet Supply CEO Albert Rooks made this change to address an unmet demand in the market.  “Builders want to construct better buildings,” Rooks said, “But the high cost of high-performance tapes makes it difficult to stay within budget.” (Read more)


ThermalBuck Video Details Its Easy Installation

Small Planet Supply recently began carrying ThermalBuck this summer and the first round of workshops were a success. If you didn’t get a chance to attend the workshops, here is a quick peek on what it does.

SPS Blog: When ‘No Sound’ Sounds Good - Using ThermaCork and Other Materials to Manage Noise

At Small Planet Supply we get a lot of inquiries about using ThermaCork for soundproofing applications. Our latest blog features Small Planet Supply’s Josh Palmer discussion of sound management in your projects. Read the Blog


SPS Blog: The Importance of Commissioning a Zehnder HRV or ERV System

A commissioning is much more than just putting numbers on a form, it helps assure a zehnder is running optimally

A commissioning is much more than just putting numbers on a form, it helps assure a zehnder is running optimally

In the excitement of finishing a construction project or moving into a new home, it can be easy to overlook the final step in correctly installing an HRV system: commissioning.

Our latest blog article explains why Zehnder units need to be commissioned and what happens during the process. (read the blog now)


SPS Blog:
Seven Reasons Why We Love Beautiful, Sustainable Cork

Small Planet Supply has been importing and selling ThermaCork since 2012. When we first started selling it, we were blown away by both the properties (carbon negative, fire-resistant, sustainable) and the beauty of this material. It's exciting when we see other people are starting to love it as much as we are. We're including some recent press in this month's newsletter and a video of some of our favorite projects in this month's newsletter.

In honor of selling ThermaCork, our blog this month focuses on the seven reasons why we love ThermaCork. Read the blog.


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