side faces south
$3,381* savings on your annual energy costs
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After months of research, I hired Passive Design Solutions to design my passive house. What a great decision! These passive house pioneers are inspired designers with hands-on building experience to back it up. Their homegrown solutions to high performance design and construction result in a home that is affordable to build, and that will perform well in our climate. It has been a pleasure working with the team and I'm looking forward to working with them on future.~ Ben Lowry
The distinctive shed-style roof features deep overhangs that create an inviting canopy that shelters this modern rectangular plan.
Three bedroom Glen Tosh Passive House features:
- A spacious great room with high ceilings and clerestory windows facing south.
- Two bedrooms and a full bath efficiently laid out to leave space for a complete master suite - bedroom, ensuite bath, and walk-in closet.
- A screen porch that expands the livable area for the majority of the year.
- A functional mudroom and built-in storage.
Energy Usage - 30,525 kWhrs/year
Annual Cost - $4,884/year
Built to Passive House (PHIUS)
Energy Usage - 9,392 kWhrs/year
Annual Cost - $1,503/year
Enjoy a $3,381* savings on your annual energy costs or cover $50,910 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.