慐獳癩⁥敄楳湧匠汯瑵潩獮, Halifax, NS, Canada

LOCATION

Second Peninsula, Lun. Co., NS





SIZE

1414 sqft.

# BEDROOMS

3

ESTIMATED HEATING COSTS

Propane: $100/yr Wood: 1/4 cord

-----

FOUNDATION

R-33: Slab-on-grade

WALLS

R-68: TJI double wall

ROOF

R-114: Wood truss with
cathedral ceiling

HEATING

Solar Thermal (Hot Water Baseboard),
Wood stove and propane boiler

OPERATIONAL COSTS

Propane: $250/yr (cooking)

VENTILATION

96% efficiency ERV with
ground loop preheat for supply air

COOLING

Passive nighttime cooling

-----

DESIGN

Solterre Design

ENERGY MODELLING

Passive Design Solutions

BUILDER

Solterre Design

LANDSCAPE

Outside! Planning & Design Studio
  • Our closest design partners, Solterre Design, created a cottage that incorporates Passive House as a first step in being simultaneously architecturally inspiring, off-grid and comfortable.
  • A green roof, locally produced solar thermal panels for hot water, and photovoltaic panels that provide all of the houses's electricity.
  • Targeting LEED Platinum and PASSIVE HOUSE certification.
Working with Passive Design Solutions has been an absolute pleasure. Natalie has worked with us at Solterre, during the design phase through to construction on a variety of projects, providing detailed energy analysis and advice on various Passive House details. She brings extensive experience, ability to brainstorm with a team, and humour(!!) to the process.
~ Jennifer Corson, M. Arch.
   Solterre Design Inc.

View projects »

Modelling ultra low energy homes for certification
Home | Passive House Concept | About Us | Our Services | Our Projects | Resources | FAQs© 2013 passivedesign.ca