慐獳癩⁥敄楳湧匠汯瑵潩獮, Halifax, NS, Canada

LOCATION

East Bay, NS





SIZE

1563 sqft.

# BEDROOMS

3

ESTIMATED HEATING COSTS

$291

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FOUNDATION

R-34 Slab-on-grade

WALLS

R-55 TJI double wall

ROOF

R-110 Wood truss

HEATING

Electric Baseboard with
programmed thermostats

VENTILATION

96% efficiency ERV with
ground loop preheat for supply air

COOLING

Passive nighttime cooling

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DESIGN

Passive Design Solutions

ENERGY CONSULTING

Passive Design Solutions

BUILDER

Owner
Passive Design Solutions support
  • The simple forms of an efficient Passive House can be enlivened by making great "outdoor rooms"; in this case a dramatic clerestory window and wood burning fireplace on the veranda.
  • As a future retirement home, the design incorporates Lifetime for Homes guidelines for accessibility, allowing the owners to stay in their home as they age.
  • The site was perfect for Passive House, and allowed us to take full advantage fo great lake views and ample solar access.
  • One solar thermal hot water panel supports domestic hot water for this large family.
  • We are targeting PASSIVE HOUSE certification.
We knew very little about the practicalities of building an energy efficient home when we started our project with Natalie. It became clear very quickly that she has a unique combination of skills - listening, vision, technical, practical and construction management among them. We are thrilled with the way our home/cottage in Ben Eoin has combined lake views, natural light, family spaces and the utmost in efficient energy usage, under Natalie's guidance.
~ Peter Campbell

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