Project Specs

Location: Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
Building Type: Single Family Residential
Project Phase: Certified
Certification Type: Passive House Classic
Year of Construction: 2013
Gross Floor Area (m2): 246.4
Treated Floor Area (m2): 246.4
PHPP Verification: Download

Project Description

The Cottonwood Passive House sits on a sloping site at the edge of town, enjoying views to the North Saskatchewan River valley. Primary living spaces – bedrooms, living room, kitchen – are oriented toward the south with generous glazed openings to capitalize on passive solar gains. The house can function on one level, allowing the walk-out basement to be converted into a standalone guest suite in the future. The project demonstrates that exceptional energy efficiency is possible with minimal additional investment not only under ideal conditions, but also in a suburban context.

Construction type: Timber Construction