慐獳癩⁥敄楳湧匠汯瑵潩獮, Halifax, NS, Canada

LOCATION

Fall River, NS





SIZE

1230 sqft.

# BEDROOMS

3

ESTIMATED HEATING COSTS

$238

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FOUNDATION

R-34 Slab-on-grade

WALLS

R-55 TJI double wall

ROOF

R-96 Wood truss

HEATING

Electric Baseboard with
programmed thermostats

VENTILATION

96% efficiency ERV

COOLING

Passive nighttime cooling

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DESIGN

GoLogic (Belfast, Maine)

ENERGY CONSULTING

Passive Design Solutions

BUILDER

Sean McCarville/
Passive Design Solutions
  • The client wanted to build his own Passive House with our help, and this project evolved into an empowering collaboration.
  • A highly polished concrete slab exposes aggregate made of local granite.
  • The kitchen cabinets were designed by the owner and built by a local cabinetmaker.
  • The four large 7' x 7' south facing windows provide 64% of the homes heat.
  • We are targeting LEED GOLD and PASSIVE HOUSE certification.
As I write this, we have now been in our home on Calderwood Drive almost a year. We are so thankful for the opportunity we had in building our new home with Natalie. Since our initial phone convercations, and many tours and conversations about her projects, we have been impressed with our build from start to finish. She actively listened to us through the entire process starting with our design ideas and continuing to the present. Our home reflects our vision because Natalie worked creatively and diligently with us until we were satisfied. This work has gone on well beyond the closing date, to ensure the project meets its performance targets! She certainly treats every project as her own home.
~ Shawn and Stephanie McCarville

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