Ottawa passive house
EkoBuilt News & Happenings, EkoModel News

Reminder: EkoModel Home Open House this Weekend!

Did you know that International Passive House Days will take place this weekend? If you’re in the Ottawa area and keen to visit one of our passive homes, now is your chance.

Come visit the EkoModel Home this weekend – we’ll be open from 9am to 3pm every day from Friday, Nov 8 to Sunday Nov 10.

The home is just west of Ottawa in McNab/Braeside.

Open House days include a 12pm presentation by EkoBuilt’s Paul Kealey.

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Ottawa passive house
EkoBuilt News & Happenings

Reminder: EkoModel Home Open House this Saturday!

In the Ottawa area? Interested in visiting one of our passive homes?

Come visit the EkoModel Home this weekend – we’ll be open from 9am to 3pm on Saturday, October 5th. The home is just west of Ottawa in McNab/Braeside. (If you can’t make it this time, we’ll also be having a 3-day Open House in early November.)

Open House days include a 12pm presentation by EkoBuilt’s Paul Kealey.

Passive House resources

EkoBuilt News & Happenings, House Design

EkoBuilt Project: Passive Home in Rural West Ottawa

This new EkoBuilt passive home is located in rural west Ottawa. A bungalow, its design is slab on grade and it encompasses 1365 ft.² of living space including two bedrooms and two bathrooms. It was finished in time for the 2018-2019 winter season.

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EkoBuilt News & Happenings

Our 2019 Fall Home Show winners!

We have drawn the names for the 20 free tickets we have to give away to the Ottawa Fall Home Show 2019, which will run from September 26-29 at the EY Centre.

We were overwhelmed by how many folks entered our draw – thanks to all! Our winners are:

  • Paula Champagne
  • T Yeo
  • Becca Graziano
  • Kathy Ladouceur
  • Claude Melbourne
  • Shawn Neely
  • Normand Beaulieu
  • Carolyn Pigeau
  • Supriya Misha
  • Antoine Przybylak-Brouillard

Buy Tickets Online

If you still need to buy tickets to the show, remember that you’ll save $2 per ticket if you purchase ahead of time. Just go to the website for the show to purchase online.

EkoBuilt: Booth 639

We look forward to seeing everyone who can make it out to the show. There is so much going on and it’s a great day out.

EkoBuilt News & Happenings

Update: Where you can meet with EkoBuilt this fall

There’s a lot going on this fall and we want to be sure you know exactly where you can expect to meet up with us. Please note that Green Energy Doors Open will fall on the same weekend as the Ottawa Fall Home Show this year, so we’ve decided to move our fall open house to the next weekend, in early October.

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EkoBuilt News & Happenings, Energy Efficiency, House Design

EkoBuilt Project: Urban home in central Ottawa

This new custom home is just a stone’s throw from the Governor General’s residence in central Ottawa. It’s a great example of flexibility in an urban setting. The home is situated on an unserviced laneway in a historic neighbourhood just east of the city’s downtown core. The home’s design had to be approved by the city’s historical committee before a building permit could be obtained. Construction was made much more interesting because the nearest intersection was closed throughout for the installation of a storm water collection facility!

All of these challenges made building this home exciting and rewarding. The family we built it for really love the area and it’s fantastic to share the end result with our followers.

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Passive House resources

EkoBuilt Project: Passive House in Etobicoke

We’ve got lots going on this summer across our homebase, the Ottawa region, but we’re also working on a new passive home in the Toronto area. We’re delighted to share a little about that project now.

The home is being built for a young forward thinking family who had to grapple with whether to replace the previous home on their property, which was built in the 1920s. Ultimately, this older home was sacrificing their health with poor indoor air quality and affecting their finances with extremely high heating bills.

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EkoBuilt News & Happenings

Getting in touch this summer

As we head into the second half of summer, we’re finding that enquiries continue to come thick and fast. We’re delighted to hear from so many of you, but during peak construction season it can be a bit of a challenge responding in a timely fashion.

We’re doing our best to respond to everyone as quickly as we can (usually within 24 – 48 hours), but if you’ve experienced a delay, don’t be shy about reaching out again.

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