After a short delay in the project we’re back at full steam. Just 2 interior townhome units available! Imagine a home with no gas bill and no electric bill thanks to being on the net metering program!
EkoBuilt is undertaking a unique development of five townhomes in the PerthWorks Community in historic Perth, Ontario. These five super energy efficient town homes for sale will be freehold, and will be connected to net-metering, resulting in incredibly low monthly utility fees (approx $40/month). We’re aiming for Passive House certification on the units, and each will include EV plugs inside the integrated garage, drain water heat recovery, and much more.
Positioned just four blocks from Perth’s downtown core, the units will be part of the revitalized PerthWorks development. This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a community development that will have many appealing features.
All 5 units will be fully customizable – you decide on the floorplan that will best fit your lifestyle and needs. You can even decide to convert the planned integrated garage into more living space if that works better for you.
With nearly 2,000 sq ft of living space, these Perth town homes will be spacious and comfortable and have the quality associated with every EkoBuilt home build.
Purchase contracts to be finalized by late February 2019, groundbreaking in May 2019, occupancy December 2019.
Don’t miss out! Get all the details on the 5 EkoBuilt Townhomes.
Visit the EkoModel Home during Passive House Days
We’re delighted to hear that so many of you plan to come out for a visit during Passive House Days 2018. If you’re interested in the Perth development, this is an excellent chance to see and experience an EkoBuilt passive home in person.
Passive House Days, 9 – 11 November 2018
9am to 4pm all 3 days
Visit the EkoModel Home
96 Libbys Road
McNab-Braeside (just west of Ottawa)
If you’re not already in a community you will WANT to consider this and if you are in a suburban community you will REALLY WANT to consider this. If you are not in a community at all, you will APPRECIATE this…
As humans, we are naturally social creatures hard wired to engage with people in one form or another. With modern technology, this engagement is increasingly less than in the past. But we stand to gain so much when we come together.
Our vision of an EkoCommunity is a vibrant community that has the flexibility build in for as much, or as little, privacy as its members want, and where there is shared satisfaction in living in a supremely comfortable and healthy home.
There is an amazing side benefit to living in a shared community: it’s actually a much more economical way to live! With rising land costs, our cost-of-living (or the cost of our dreams of living on more land) has shot through the roof! With a shared community property, these costs are brought back down to ‘normal’. The cost of a commonly shared building is usually included.
Communities of the 21st-century should be communities that share a piece of land and are either net zero or self sustainable:
Net zero – a home that produces the same amount of energy as it uses (usually with solar panels);
Self sustainable – off grid with community owned energy production systems that are, of course, sources of renewable energy.
Living in a shared community, free of energy dependence (off-the-grid) and affordably, is surely a great way to go forward. The best part is, most cities and townships accept these types of communities with open arms, as long as the property is zoned residential, of course!
What is your vision of a designed community?
It does take a particular group of people to come together and decide on a property and a general style of home/buildings, but when people agree, great things happen!
We’re here to help if you can see the way to finding you group and making it happen. Add your name to our EkoCommunities list, and we can help connect you with like minded folks! We’ve also got the home technology and plans to help you see your vision through.
We are please to announce our EkoModel PassiveHouse project is about to begin construction this fall on a rural property just outside the city of Ottawa on a property in McNab / Braeside Township.
The goal of our PassiveHouse & project will be to showcase the simplicity & affordability of building a truly Sustainable, low-energy home. We believe building a leading-edge high-performance home using the latest energy efficient technologies should be a simple and cost-effective process. After all, you can’t do anything sustainable unless it’s affordable!
The best sustainable homes are ones that are both good for the environment & good for people. Good for the environment with low-impact design, superior energy efficiency, and including materials with renewable / recycled content. Good for people with low-operating cost, best indoor air quality, and draft free construction detail for greater comfort.
Here is a peak of ‘The Trillium’ EkoModel: