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Come out to visit the EkoModel Home this Weekend

We’ll be throwing open our doors from 9am to 3pm this coming weekend as part of International Passive House Days 2018. We’ve heard from many of you about your plans to attend, and we can’t wait to meet you!

Remember we’re giving away another Cartier tabletop fire feature from Eco-Feu this weekend. Details here.

EkoModel Home

The EkoModel Home, which showcases our Passive House offering and one of 13 super energy efficient house plans, is located just west of Ottawa:

96 Libbys Road
McNab/Braeside, ON K7S 0E1

2 thoughts on “Come out to visit the EkoModel Home this Weekend

  1. Don Bell

    We went to the open house and enjoyed the presentation. We were told that radiant floors would make a passive house too warm. My question is could the air handler heat slab on grade if one wanted to heat the floor?

    • EkoBuilt: the Evolution of the Home

      Thank you Don, we’re delighted that you joined us. Yes, to clarify, radiant floor in a passive house is no problem and easily done. It just costs a little more to operate because it would be done with a point source water heater which requires an electric element to be heated, so that 1W produced (by water heater) = 1W delivered (to house).

      That said, we prefer an air source heat pump because of less overall power consumption. For every 1W (by heat pump), approx 5W gets delivered to house. Hope that helps!

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