The Springhouse

Wall Construction

  • A simple, compact design following rigorous standards with the help of energy modelling software.
  • From the architect to the carpenters, all the players were on board from the very start.
  • Regularly inspected by a third party.
  • Built to take advantage of renewable energy sources like solar and geothermal.
  • Super insulated and ultra airtight, it garnered top marks in airtightness with a whopping (0.1 ACH50).
  • Equipped with a sophisticated air exchanger that recuperates heat from the outgoing air.
  • Built simply with renewable, durable materials.
  • Its energy costs are $702 annually — roughly 90% less than a new house built to code.
  • It stays comfortable despite Quebec’s weather extremes.

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