Richmond County, NS
Keywords: active, dhw, hydronic space heating, passive, pv, thermodynamics
- 2000 sq ft, 1 baths, 3 bedrooms.
- Energy Percents:
- % passive, % active, % external
- External Sources:
- Electricity: 3588 KWh, Propane: 1375 L,
- Cost & Value:
- Cost: 185000, Assessed value: 144000
PurposeHome for family of three with home office. Was designed as wheelchair accessible for resale value and future plans.
Lot CharacteristicsSouth facing, overlooking river. Scruff trees which must not be cut near river.
DescriptionWood frame on slab. Single level Roscoe design. Any cement in the building is on the interior of the exterior insulation. Can be built locally with local materials by local craftsmen. White hemlock board on board exterior - no paint required. Use propane for cooking, dryer, and backup for space heating and dhw.,
This home won "Most Energy Efficient Home in Canada 2004" from the federal Natural Resources department's Office of Energy Efficiency.
SuppliersThermodynamics, PV system from Seimens/Shell, Xantrex/Trace inverter
InstallersSun Ross Energy
ViewingPhone for appointment 625-1539
What would we do different?So far (knock on wood) nothing.
John Ross shows Home Tour participants the mechanical room.
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