Cottonwood Passive House

Location: Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
Building Type: Single Family Residential
Project Phase: Complete
Certification Type: Standard
Year of Construction: 2013
Gross Floor Area (m2): 246.4
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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