慐獳癩⁥敄楳湧匠汯瑵潩獮, Halifax, NS, Canada

LOCATION

Hubley, NS





SIZE

1667 sqft.

# BEDROOMS

3 + office

ESTIMATED HEATING COSTS

$209

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FOUNDATION

R-34: Slab-on-grade

WALLS

R-56: TJI double wall

ROOF

R-96: Wood truss

HEATING

Electric Thermal Storage
and 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

Passive Design Solutions

LANDSCAPE

Outside! Planning & Design Studio

WEBSITE

www.hawkinshouse.ca
  • This project proved that a certified Passive House can have the same combined mortgage and energy costs as a conventional house: monitored heating costs are only $200 per year.
  • The integration of Lifetime for Homes guidelines make this house accessible for people of varying physical abilities, and so will allow our clients to stay in their home as they age.
  • A small colar panel is able to provide 55% of all hot water, further lowering energy bills.
  • Hawkins House is both LEED GOLD and PASSIVE HOUSE certified.
I love this house. I love all the light, the openness, and the practical floor plan and design. Most of all, I love the energy efficiency. The house is warm and cozy in the winter and the heating bills are a fraction of what I've paid in other places
I've lived - good for my pocketbook, and for the environment. And working with Natalie made the whole building process easy
and worry-free.

~ Sue Atkinson

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