Black Bank Hill

Black Bank, Ontario, Canada
Location
  • Black Bank, Ontario, Canada
  • This home, built by Metz Homes Ltd., is situated on one of the highest points in rural southern Ontario and is designed to the Passive House standard. This new build ranks an impressive 86 on the EnerGuide scale, and is projected to use 90% less energy than a typical Canadian home. The home is equipped with electric in-floor heating, superior insulation, and a 14" thick ICF structure.

    The residents, a retired couple, wanted a modest, comfortable, and low maintenance house they could enjoy for decades to come. Their wish was to live off the land, on their property high on a plateau in Ontario's Niagara Escarpment region. The house therefore was built with ample storage space for food, and highly efficient, ultra durable systems.

    The house's passive solar design incorporates large southern exposures in the home's Great Room and a deep roof overhang to shade from summer sun. The house's floors are made of polished concrete slab on grade, which acts as a thermal mass that collects and conserves heat in the winter and keeps the house cool in the summer.

    The roof structure was designed to be able to accommodate a 10kW solar PV system and a domestic solar hot water system, for a potential construction phase in the future.

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    Modern home with Outdoor, Front Yard, Back Yard, Shrubs, Trees, Grass, and Slope. Black Bank Hill - Exterior Photo  of Black Bank Hill

    Black Bank Hill - Exterior

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    Modern home with Sofa, Chair, Dining Room, Table, Storage, Ceiling Lighting, and Concrete Floor. Black Bank Hill - Great Room Photo 6 of Black Bank Hill

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