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Elmwood Residence

North York Passive Solar Eco-Home

This replacement home in North York was designed to meet the understated traditional preferences of the clients, making use of durable and natural materials such as stone and brick. Generous south-facing windows take advantage of passive solar heat gain in the winter time to reduce the home’s dependence on fossil fuels to meet it’s heating load. Above-code minimum insulation means this home retains warmth longer in the winter time, and stays cooler for longer during the summer time.

Location:
North York
Completion:
2014
Area:
329 m², 3,544 ft²
Project Lead:
Donald Peckover
Energy Use Intensity:
Estimated: 174 kWh/m²
Reduction in Energy Use from Typical:
37%
Alternative Energy:
Generation Solar
Lighting:
DarkTools
Contractor
Greenbilt Homes