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Laneway Housing

Design of three infill houses to Passive House level of construction, incorporating a shared earth tube under an adjacent daycare playground. The homes will include one 2500 sf single-family dwelling plus two laneway homes behind. [...]

Fernwood House

For this private build, Local Impact Design provided design (including floorplan, elevations and 3-D renderings/walk-through), Passive House guidance, and mechanical design/specification, including Ventilation system sizing/spec Domestic hot water (DHW) system Heating system Passive House energy modelling [...]

Walton House

Single-family house, Walton, Ontario. Retirement age homeowners seeking low maintenance, ' ageing in place' layout adjoining and environmentally sensitive location. (Showing BuildSMART panels in green) Construction beginning - Oct 2017 Features AMVIC earthtube CERV HRV/ERV [...]

Fernwood August progress report

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This series of timelapse videos documents Above Board Carpentry as they install the Buildsmart prefabricated wall system on the construction site of Jim & Joan Josephs residence near Minden Ontario.