We have 20 free tickets to the Ottawa Home & Garden Show 2019, which will run from March 21-24 at the EY Centre.
We’re starting 2019 with a great variety of projects, including single family homes, a two-family shared home, a net-zero multi-unit project and a very modern passive summer camp. Read along to learn more!
We have our winners! Congratulations to Lynda Larsen-Baldry, Sharon Irven, Renee Vanderkuip, G Bender, Renee Marcil, Rene Pouliot, Christine Hughes and Dennis Baril, all of whom have won tickets to attend the show next week.
We’re also delighted to announce that EkoBuilt will be the Official Coach Home Builder of the show and we look forward to speaking to homeowners exploring a coach home addition to their property. We’re also delighted to talk about the entire rang of our services and offerings.
Cartier Tabletop Fire Giveaway
We’re also going to be giving away a Cartier tabletop fire feature from ethanol fireplace maker Eco-Feu of Montreal. The Cartier unit – paired with a 4 gallons of fuel – would normally total $308.80. Show attendees will be able to join our mailing list at the show, automatically entering the draw.
We will also have a complete Eco-Feu catalogue on hand so that attendees can see the other ethanol fire place/feature options. This is an important give away for us, as it helps with communicating the ease of heating a Passive House.
Finally, if you still need to buy tickets to the show, you can save $3 per ticket by purchasing online. CAA members are also eligible for a special discount.
We have 10 free tickets to this weekend’s Toronto Green Living Show 2018 (April 6 – 8th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre). To enter, just answer this question using the survey form in this blog post. We’ll award the tickets by the end of business today!
Note: the contest prize has no cash value or equivalent replacement.
Win a Cartier Table-top Fire Feature
At the Toronto Green Living Show 2018 (6-8 April) and The Healthy Brain and Body Show in Ottawa (21-22 April) we will raffle the units — anyone who joins our mailing list at these shows will automatically be entered into the draws.
If you have any direct questions, just email Dagne Forrest at email@example.com.
Congratulations to the winners, listed below, of free tickets to the Ottawa Home & Garden Show 2018, which will run from March 22-25 at the EY Centre.
- Sara Horton
- Jerry Beattie
- Mary Connelly
- James Lefebvre
- Paul Smith
- Jennifer Moore
- Benoit Delorme
Thanks to everyone for reading and filling in the survey!
If you still need to buy tickets to the show, remember the special offer we posted earlier this month: Get $4 OFF tickets to the Ottawa Home & Garden Show
We have 20 free tickets to the Ottawa Home & Garden Show 2018, which will run from March 22-25 at the EY Centre. To enter, just answer this question using the survey form in this blog post:
Thanks to everyone for reading and filling in the survey. We’ll draw the winners late on Wednesday, March 21st. Good luck!
Note: the contest prize has no cash value or equivalent replacement.
The EkoBuilt Model Home will be open for public viewing on Saturday and Sunday this weekend from 9am to 5pm each day, as part of Green Energy Doors Open Ottawa ’17. We hope you’ll come out and visit our four-bedroom passive house just west of Ottawa. Just stepping into the house you’ll feel the difference.
The EkoBuilt Passive House is our premier offering for home owners seeking the best investment, exceptionally low energy consumption, and comfort from a home that is also supremely healthy. We offer 13 designs, all of which can be customized to meet your specific needs and preferences.
Almost all of our conversations begin with the passive house and what it means for home owners. To aid these conversations and to support your research into the best home for you, we recently developed an illustration that shows the component parts of what we call the Eko Solar Engine.
Throwing our doors open this weekend offers a perfect opportunity to ‘see’ the solar engine in action and to ask questions. We look forward to meeting you!
Saturday, 30 Sept and Sunday, 1 October
9am – 5pm
96 Libbys Road
McNab/Braeside, Ontario K7S 0E1
In spring 2017 we installed siding on the EkoModel Home. If you’ve followed the build of this passive house that we’re using as a showroom for what we can build, you’ll be familiar with its two-storey, flat-roofed visage.
This 2,506 square foot home includes 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, and beautiful, sun-filled rooms from its south-facing rear orientation. When it came time to clad the exterior, we wanted to choose a product with a high degree of renewable or recycled content that would also be:
- a natural material
- extremely low maintenance, and – most important of all –
- look great!
We choose an engineered wood siding product, GOODStyle by Goodfellow (a Canadian company), that comes with a 40-year guarantee and has 100% recycled content.
Offered in planks, shingles or panels, GOODStyle siding is available in a vast array of colours. We opted for a mix of grey and mustard tones, giving the house depth and interest (actual colours: Galet, Barn, and Cedar). You can realize your own perfect exterior with the many options and colourways available from Goodfellow.
For more detail, view the GOODStyle by Goodfellow brochure.
Before and After Photos
The rear, south-facing aspect of the house is where the common living areas are focused.
The front of the home, which is north-facing, has smaller windows.
Goodfellow Engineered Siding Photo Gallery
Find out more about the EkoModel Home passive house, and Goodfellow siding. Contact us today!
At EkoBuilt, we’ve invested a lot of time and know-how into developing the perfect solar engine for your home, and we’ve created a special infographic to easily convey how it works.
This simple, fully documented and proven complete building solution is completely unique and makes it extremely easy for anyone to achieve energy independence. Our solar engine uses the latest available technologies to make this not only possible but affordable – NOW!
The beauty of the system is that you can apply it in part or in its entirety, depending on your situation.
Want to learn more about the Eko Solar Engine?
Over the past year we have been asked a number of times if garages/carports are possible with the lower energy homes and the answer is, yes – absolutely, why not?
While a stand alone garage or outbuilding has its advantages, for many of us living in colder climates, there are real benefits to a structure that is attached to the home. What’s important is that the garage or carport is constructed in such a way that it does not compromise the weathertight shell of the home, and this is easily done.
We’ve prepared revised sketches of three of EkoBuilt’s low energy home designs to incorporate a garage or carport.
Low energy home with carport
If there was one limiting factor to incorporating a garage, it would be to not place it on the southern side of the home as this would block the sun. Any other side would be fine.
Introducing a carport or garage actually provides opportunities to add further interest and utility to your home’s exterior, and to create defined outdoor areas for patios, gardens and other features.
The concept below, which shows a double car garage added onto the Trillium model (the EkoModel Home that we’ve been building this year), illustrates how a lovely space would be created on the south-facing wall of the home that would anchor a garden or seating / outdoor dining area. This is actually highly practical, as the door immediately to the left of the garage exits from the home’s living and dining area, just steps from the kitchen.
View all of EkoBuilt’s house plans, including the models showing sample carport and garage placement.
We’re delighted to work with you to discuss optimal design and placement for any of our low energy house plans. Sample cost per square footage: approx $35/sq ft for a carport, $55/sq for attached garage. Contact us for details.
Don’t forget that you can come out for a walk-through the EkoModel Home this weekend for International Passive House Days.