Project Specs

Location: Nanaimo, British Columbia
Climate Zone: Cool-Temperate
Building Type: Single Family Residential
Project Phase: Under Construction
Certification Type: None
Year of Construction: 2021
Gross Floor Area (m2): 243
Treated Floor Area (m2): 235.2
PHPP Verification: Download

Project Description

The Shady Mile Passive House is the second Passive House targeting project of its kind by Ora Homes. It fuses Westcoast Contemporary design with the principles and building science of Passive House. The home is a 2×6 frame with 8″ of exterior EPS, 8″ of EPS foam under slab and R50 batt insulation in the ceiling. The Great Room celebrates an abundance of solar gain through an asymmetry of windows that encircle a fireplace that incorporates a water vapour LED electric fireplace insert. The home has gorgeous wood cased windows and doors custom made in Finland by Vetta Windows, that are passive certified.

Thermal Envelope

Exterior Wall: 6" Batt Insulation with 8" Type 2 EPS on exterior.
Basement Floor/Floor Slab: 8" EPS Type 3 Foam under slab.
Roof: R50 Batt Insulation
Window: Vetta triple glaze, Tilt & Turn Windows, Glazing: 02ud-Glastrisch 4-Zero

Mechanical System

Ventilation: Zehnder Q450
Heating/Cooling: Electric radiant heat in the bathrooms and other spaces.
Domestic Hot Water: A hybrid heat pump DHW doubles to provide a light amount of mechanical cooling as well.