Glengarry Residence
Glengarry Passive House: Spacious, Accessible, One-Level Passive Home
Project Information
Size: 1734 sq. ft.
Bedrooms: 3
Estimated Annual Heating: $540
Solar Orientation: South to Back
Glengarry Home Plan

Modern Rustic Net Zero Passive Home for Aging in Place

  • This 3 bedroom Passive Home was built as a forever home with aging-in-place principles.
  • The roof is split at the ridgeline by a row of clerestory windows oriented to the sun, bringing light all the way into the deepest parts of the home.
  • An unheated mudroom and the screen porches protect exterior doors to minimize winter heat-loss during arrivals and departures.
  • Corner windows in the great room and kitchen capture the panoramic views of this site.
  • This house boasts a final blower door test result of .032 ACH@50, which is tens times better than a conventionally built house.
  • Build Green Atlantic 2019 conference recipient of the Canadian Green Building Council Inspiring Home award.

We recently moved to Nova Scotia to retire. Having built R-2000 previously, we were delighted to work with the team at Passive Design to create our new home at an even higher level of energy efficiency, performance, and comfort. They provided an intensive consultation approach to make sure that our design fit our needs - from pre-design through to construction.

We would highly recommend working with the Passive Design Solutions team to create a bit of your own magic."~ Sue Davar