Passive House Project: Contemporary Siding

Our Passive House Project is an extremely energy efficient home, built on an ocean front property in Nova Scotia. 

This home, built to Passive House standards, will allow our Homeowners to live comfortably in a home that can be heated with minimal mechanical equipment, such as a single mini-split ductless heat pump. In order to maintain a comfortable inside temperature, ambient heat sources such as sunlight, hair dryers, body heat, appliances etc. need to be factored into the heat design calculation. Without a doubt, our Passive House Project will have a reduced carbon footprint on our planet.

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With this in mind, our Homeowners have selected natural wood siding and high density cement panels for their earth-friendly home on their beautiful ocean front property. 

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(Thank you to Solterre Design for the photo above)

Keel ArmorPlank Cement Panel. Color: Light Gray

Fraser Evolution Series Wood Siding - Atlantic Collection. Color: Peggy's Cove

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The siding selections pair up nicely with the Charcoal Gray metal roof, don't you think?

Keith Sawlor Sawlor Built Homes Custom Home Builder in Nova Scotia

Keith Sawlor

Keith Sawlor is the second generation Owner of Sawlor Built Homes. With more than 35 years experience building custom homes in Nova Scotia, Keith has built a team that mirrors his professional knowledge and values.

Keith is a Certified Residential Builder who is also certified with many leading industry organizations. He is a Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) Certified Builder, a Net Zero Energy (NZE) Certified Builder, a Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) R-2000 Certified Builder, and a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS).

Keith is a Board Member of the Atlantic Home Warranty Program as well as the Canadian Home Builders' Association Nova Scotia. He is involved in many other industry programs and associations, such as the Canadian Home Builders’ Association National, Safety Services Nova Scotia and Better Business Bureau.


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We are very satisfied that we chose Sawlor Construction Limited to build our new home.The craftsmanship and high quality of workmanship is quite evident throughout the house.

Dave & Gerri

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