Canadian Passive House: Grey Residence2022-07-07T15:05:23+00:00

The Grey Residence

Passive House by The Conscious Builder

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Ottawa, Ontario

Casey Grey, the Founder of The Conscious Builder designed his home to be with Christ Straka from Vert Design and had the air-tightness testing and labelling provided by Homesol Building Solutions. This absolutely beautiful home is a fully passive house has Themotec windows installed making the winters warm and the summers cool.

The house is also very air tight, with an ACH of just 0.54. It includes a Mitsubishi Air-Source Heat Pump, which is partial powered by the 10 KW solar panel system on the roof (installed after pictures were taken) meaning there is no need for a gas line to the house. This house is a staple of everything that The Conscious Builder stands by, to be energy efficient and environmentally friendly, and our reporting proved just that.

Label/Certification:  Certified Passive House InstituteHeating Load: 12 W/m2
Location: Ottawa, ONCooling Demand: 3 kWh/(m2a)
Year Completed: 2016EnerGuide Rating:
Designer/Architect: Chris Straka, Vert DesignAirtightness: 0.54 ACH
HVAC: Slab: R-30
Builder: The Conscious BuilderAbove Grade Walls: R-65
Above Grade Floor Area: 2,891 ft2Below Grade Walls: R-45
Below Grade Floor Area: 1265 ft2Ceiling: R-80
Heat Demand: 13 kWh/(m2a)Ventilation: Air Pohoda
Windows: ThermotecHeating/Cooling: Mitsubishi ccASHP
Hot Water: AO Smith PHPT 80 102Renewables: 10 kW array
AeroBarrier: Hot Water: AO Smith PHPT 80 102

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