Atlantic Coast Passive House

Location: Indian Harbour, Nova Scotia
Building Type: Single Family Residential
Project Phase: Under Construction
Certification Type: Targeting Certification
Year of Construction: 2017
Gross Floor Area (m2): 330
PHPP Verification:

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Project Description

  • Super-insulated R-6:35:55:90 enclosure  (Windows:Slab:Walls:Roof)
  • Large Windows on SSW exposure, Min. glazing on other sides
  • Simple shape to reduce enclosure surface area   S/V = 0.67 m-1
  • Foundation Slab- R-35: 8 in. Concrete slab with 8 in. EPS
  • Foundation Walls R-47: 11 inch ICF Concrete with EPS/Roxul
  • Walls 9.5 in. cellulose, 5.5 in. Rock wool Batt R-55: TJI / 2×6 Double wall
  • Roof,  28 in. (min.) blown cellulose  R-87: Wood truss
  • High Performance Windows – uPVC Triple glazed
  • Heating/Cooling – Electric Baseboard + Mini-split air-source heat pump
  • Ventilation – Zehnder Heat Recovery Ventilator
  • Water – Cistern with Rain Water Harvesting
  • Hot Water – Heat pump hot water heater
  • Drain Water Heat Recovery – 60 inch
  • Lighting – CFL + LED