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Habitat for Humanity House

affordable, accessible & healthy housing

2010 Sustainable Building & Design project

The Peterborough affiliate of Habitat for Humanity was in need of a fully accessible home design and wanted to meet the LEED Platinum standard for an infill project in a Peterborough subdivision. Combining high-performance with local, natural building materials, the low-key exterior masks a highly innovative building.

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Prefabricated straw bale wall panels were constructed off site and installed in one day

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Straw/clay gable walls are finished with locally sourced earthen plaster

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Grid-tied PV system and solar hot water heating

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Hydronic heating with ducted heat recovery ventilation system

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Natural, non-toxic finishes used throughout

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