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Passive-Inspired House

To achieve the homeowners’ dream of having a home that never drops below 18 degrees, even in the depths of winter, Ian worked alongside a Passive design consultant.

“After plenty of homework, ticking numerous boxes, and meeting long lists of material, workmanship, and Passive standard specifications, we installed a state-of-the-art heat recovery unit to ensure the home would not lose heat in winter or gain heat in summer,” says Ian. “Among other things, we were trying to achieve air changes within the house of 0.6 or below*. We achieved 0.57, so this was a great result.”

While the spacious, sun-soaked Acacia Bay home isn’t ‘Certified Passive’ because the configuration of the house is too spread out, it is very close. Both Ian and the property owners Derek and Jocelyn couldn’t be happier. 
“We learned a lot along the way and have applied some of the Passive practices to other houses we have built since,” says Ian. “It has been great to be able to educate customers about where to get value for money when creating a warmer house.”

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