Bay Beach Passive House

Location: Fort Erie, Ontario
Building Type: Single Family Residential
Project Phase: Complete
Certification Type: None
Year of Construction: 2018
Gross Floor Area (m2):
PHPP Verification:
Certified Passive House

PHI Low-Energy Building


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Project Description

Architecturally designed with a view past a century-home out to Lake Erie; owners view themselves as stewards of the land and new home, so wanted to think ahead to future generations. This meant not only future-proofing the house through PH principles to minimize energy demands it also included materials such as polished concrete and a metal island cabinet and countertop system that will perform for today’s family equally as it will for family not yet even born!

An intentional focus was applied to ensuring that materials and building methods would require minimal maintenance and yet provide long-term operational capabilities. Where repair or maintenance might be less plausible, ease or replacement was then made the consideration. All of the requisites were to be resolve while simultaneously providing an inspired, comfortable and architecturally rich place for family and friends to congregate. This the architect deftly handled including the little details that one’s eye finds pleasing without consciously recognizing why this is so.