Project Specs

Location: Tiny, Ontario
Building Type: Single Family Residential
Project Phase: Under Construction
Certification Type: None
Year of Construction: 2020-2021
Gross Floor Area (m2): 104.5 m2

Project Description

There is no address for the vacant lot we will be building on. It is lot 56 Blue Bird Lane in Tiny, Ontario near Georgian Bay. We are in the beginning of the design stage with Quantum Passivhaus from Minden, ON. We will use their cold climate PHI certified wall system with I-joist walls and compact cellulose insulation on an insulated tray slab foundation. Going for classic passive house certification.

More details to come as we progress.


Update Dec 13, 2020
Construction is taking longer than anticipated due to site preparation and amount of fill required for the lot. This design is an affordable 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom bungalow on a space restrictive triangle shaped corner lot. The site has municipal township water but needs on-site sewage treatment which becomes a challenge on a small lot with high water table as well. The owners wanted to reduce greenhouse gas emissions so the house will not use natural gas. Due to the small size and being a bungalow, the shape was kept simple to enable the project to stay under 15 kwh/m^2. Ventilation will be from the Zehnder Q350 ERV with built in pre-heater for cold climate and silencers. Mechanical engineers for the project are ZON Engineering Inc. of Cambridge, Ontario. Windows will be ENERsign triple glazed that are PHI Cold Climate certified. The entry doors are cool climate certified CAL Doors. Concrete to be poured Dec 14 for the insulated slab-on-grade foundation. Photo showing EPS insulation used which comes from EPS Depot in Mississauga. Brad Durant P.Eng is the Passive House Designer and Peel Passive House is the certifier for the project. Stay tuned for more updates.


Thermal Envelope


Mechanical System