Project Specs

Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Building Type: Single Family Residential
Certification Type: None
Year of Construction: 2015
Gross Floor Area (m2): 177
Treated Floor Area (m2): 177

Project Description

This urban family home is located in New Edinburgh, one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Ottawa, Canada. Built in the first phase of a two-phase infill project, the design was constrained by very restrictive heritage conservation bylaws. The new home’s north wall adjoins a (formerly detached) building constructed in 1945. This project was the first (and possibly the last) multi-story home built by Christopher Straka, VERT using an insulated concrete form based wall assembly in working toward achieving the Passive House standard. Other certified Passive House projects designed by VERT have employed pre-manufactured light wood frame with foam insulation assemblies and site-built light wood frame double wall with cellulose insulation assemblies. The home at 15 Dufferin Road is the 2nd Passive House designed and built by VERT in the neighbourhood and the 4th in the region. This project is certified by the Passive House Academy.

Stephen Magnerson, Homesol Building Solution Inc.
The Conscious Builder Inc.