House at Roses Crossroad is one of our highest EnerGuide rated projects. With a score of EnerGuide 88, this house ranks among Canada’s most energy efficient homes, and is the highest our experienced energy testers at Blue Green Group had ever measured.
The rural new build sits on an 85 acre property in Prince Edward County, with 55 acres of cropland, a bog, and a woodlot. The 2000 sq.ft. bungalow is designed to passive solar guidelines, built on an east-west axis with a long, south-facing exposure. The owners were a couple from Toronto who wanted to retire to the rural community where they could live lightly on the land. They also aspired to collect renewable solar energy, both for their own personal use, and to provide income by feeding the surplus energy back to the grid. These became main considerations during the building process.
The project uses a double-stud wall construction, filled with spray-applied cellulose insulation, making this house extremely well-insulated. The meticulous application of the project’s air barrier, Tyvek’s exterior house wrap, ensures airtightness. The home’s impressive final air change rate is a low 1.8ACH@50Pa.