279 Crichton Street . Project Summary

Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Project Type: New Construction (2 unit semi-detached infill redevelopment)
Scope of Work: Planning approvals, architectural design and construction management services
Project Summary: Redevelopment of an urban lot specially chosen for its solar orientation and views of Ottawa’s downtown over the Rideau River. Densification of an established neighbourhood on a site in close proximity to many services and amenities.
Construction Start: October 2013-4
Occupancy: September 2014-4
Certification: LEED for Homes Platinum (CaGBC)
Passive House (PHIUS) – Canada’s first residence designed, built and certified to the standard
Lot Size: 2,031 square feet
(approximately 24′ x 42′ per lot)
Treated Floor Area (TFA): 3,300 square feet
(1,650 gross sq. ft. per unit, 1,500 sq. ft. of living space)
Heating Load: 2216 W
7560 BTU/(ft2 hr)
Cooling Load: 709 W
2418 BTU/(ft2 hr)
Annual Heat Demand (HD): 4.75 kBTU/(ft2 yr)
Heating Load (HL): 6.07 BTU/(ft2 hr)
Annual Cooling Demand (CD): 0 kBTU/(ft2 yr)
Cooling Load (CL): 1.53 BTU/(ft2 hr)
Frequency Overheating (FO): 4 %
Primary Energy Demand (PE): 28.5 kBTU/(ft2 yr)    DHW, heating, cooling, auxiliary and household electric
11.6 kBTU/(ft2 yr)    DHW, heating & auxiliary electric
Pressurization Test Results: 0.57 ACH50
Land Value: $315,000
Construction Value: $800,000
Soft Costs: (undisclosed)
Consultants: VERT plan.design.build
(Planning Approvals, Architectural Design & Construction Management)
Homesol Building Solutions
(Passive House Consultant)
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