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Listed by solar orientation
Back Faces South
Front Faces South
Side Faces South
Birch Cove, 1,897 sq. ft.
2 bed / 2 bath
side faces south
Birch Cove, 1,897 sq. ft.

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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.

Energy Usage & Savings

Built to National Building Code (Canada):
Energy Usage - 24,456 kWhrs/year
Annual Cost - $3,913/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.

The medium-sized, very compact building shape and wall of south-facing windows make this one of our most energy-conserving plans.

The “Birch Cove” features the following:

  • A ground floor layout with everything you need for aging in place.
  • A large family room and guest bedroom with full bath upstairs for guests or 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.
Regular price $5,995.00
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