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Black Creek Ravine


This 1970's bungalow, located near Georgetown, Ontario, is perched on the edge of a ravine fronting Black Creek. Built by Retreats, the house now has quadruple the original insulation and air-tightness values, with upgraded heating, cooling, electrical and plumbing systems. The long back façade faces south and new window and door openings provide cross ventilation and take advantage of passive solar heating in the winter months. The mature mixed forest shades the house during the summer, greatly reducing the cooling load. The exterior of the home now reflects a more vernacular style, and the interiors have been opened up and modernized. Read More

Green Architects
of Solares Architecture Inc. developed a sustainable house in Black Creek Ontario.

Projected EnerGuide Rating: 86

"One of their strengths is sustainable design. During the December 2013 ice storm we were without power for eight nights. With our well insulated house it was no trouble keeping warm with the fireplace and wood stove. I was very satisfied with the building process. They took what could have been a stressful time and made it fun!"

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