The goal for Poplar was to build a Net Zero Energy ready new home designed to Phius Plus climate specific standard.
Both the purposeful use of space and the aesthetic of Poplar was of great importance to this build. Poplar needed to both fit into and compliment the existing neighbourhood. In order to do this, the timber frame front porch of Douglas Fir was chosen to create warmth and a lovely country feel. The layout creates intentional space where it is needed the most for a growing family - in the mudroom, kitchen and living room.
- Net Zero Energy new home build
- Two-sided wood fireplace is excellent for both the kitchen and living room areas
- Beautiful herringbone kitchen backsplash
- Functional and beautiful open kitchen
- Large detached garage
- Radiant heated floors
- Net metering with Hydro One (Hydro bills from March to October 2020 ranged from $12 to $39)
- The house is all electric with solar energy technology. The cost of solar was roughly $15,000 with no propane or natural gas
- Slab on grade
- Triple glazed windows
- Double wall construction
- Excellent air seal (.6 ach)
Journalist Louise Rachlis covers the Poplar build, and other OTG Construction Net Zero Energy home projects, in her December 2020 Ottawa Citizen article found here.
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