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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

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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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

Save the date: Where you can meet with EkoBuilt this fall

We know you’re in full-on summer mode, but we want to be sure you can save these dates for this fall. 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, Passive House resources

Passive House pricing at your fingertips

We field requests constantly from people interested in building a passive house, including using one of our 13 energy efficient house plans. We’ve been working towards having cost analysis documents for complete house builds for all 13 of our plans, and now they are ready!

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Older home on wooded lot
Energy Efficiency, Passive House facts, Passive House resources, Retrofitting Older Homes

Retrofitting an older home to Passive House standard

Next stop in our new series on retrofitting older homes: changes to attain Passive House standard. We have received many requests from readers on how to transform an existing home into a passive home.

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EkoModel News, Passive House resources

EkoModel Open House – This Weekend!

The transition from winter to spring has made our laneway a little interesting, but we’re happy to say the Open House is very much on!

Spring EkoModel Home Open House
96 Libbys Road, McNab/Braeside, ON K7S 0E1
Sat, April 6, 2019
9am – 3pm

Come on out to experience a passive house, ask your questions and just generally get a chance to see the quality of work done by EkoBuilt.

We had more than 100 folks out in January and look forward to meeting many more of you this weekend!

A rocking chair in a room of the EkoModel Home
EkoBuilt News & Happenings, Passive House resources

EkoBuilt Open House this Saturday

We’ve had tremendous feedback on our Open House at the EkoModel Home this Saturday, 26 January 2019. Paul Kealey is already fully booked for conversations with some of you throughout the day; if you haven’t snagged a time to speak with Paul, don’t worry, there is still much to come out for:

  • 12.30 – 1pm will feature a presentation on sustainable home building by a team from Algonquin College
  • The whole day will be a super opportunity to look over and feel what it’s like to be in a passive home built with care and quality materials
  • If you’re lucky, you may get a few minutes to speak with EkoBuilt’s Paul Kealey, but if not don’t worry, you can follow up with a phone call or arrange a meeting. EkoBuilt will also be an exhibitor at three shows in Ottawa this spring and will run another Open House at the EkoModel Home in April.

EkoModel Home Open House
Sat, January 26th, 2019
9am to 3pm
96 Libbys Road
McNab/Braeside, ON K7S 0E1

Please come to feel and see for yourself the incredible comfort of a beautifully built Passive House.

EkoBuilt’s demonstration PassiveHouse was built on a 10-acre property just west of Ottawa during 2016. This 2,506 square foot home includes 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, and beautiful, sun-filled rooms.

Spring 2019 Trade Show Schedule

Come out to see the EkoBuilt team and offerings at these shows in spring 2019: