side faces south
$2,690* savings on your annual energy costs
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With a small footprint and flexible window design, this home can fit on many lots and in a range of different orientations. Based on our Sydney Duplex plan, "Birch Cove" is the freehold version of the design.
Accessibility features are implemented in the design to accommodate any mobility issues.
Three bedroom Birch Cove Passive House features:
- A ground floor layout with everything you need for aging-in- place.
- A large family room and bedroom with full bath upstairs for guests, family, or a live-in care provider.
- A compact building footprint suitable for an urban lot or for downsizing in the country.
- A single-car garage with access to the foyer adds to the efficiency of this compact house.
Energy Usage - 24,455 kWhrs/year
Annual Cost - $3,912/year
Built to Passive House (PHIUS)
Energy Usage - 7,642 kWhrs/year
Annual Cost - $1,223/year
Enjoy a $2,690* savings on your annual energy costs or cover $40,505 additional financing on your mortgage with these savings.** *Cost estimate is based on an assumed 15 cent per kWhr price
** Mortgage is based on a 25 year amortization with a 4.5% interest rate.