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Passive Homes - The Future of Homes and Cottages

If you are wondering what a passive home is, Passipedia states it best; 


Passive homes are “energy efficient, comfortable, affordable and ecological at the same time. Passive House is not a brand name, but a construction concept”


At Butterwick Building we have specialized in building Passive Homes in and around the Muskoka Region, and have implemented energy saving technology in each home we build.

Air exchange is an essential concept behind passive homes. Air exchange causes a need for higher energy use in your home or cottage to replace air that is leaking through walls, windows, and doors that are not expertly sealed or insulated. With Passive Homes we adapt the building to best use quality materials and craftsmanship.

To date our best ACH rating yet: 0.46, but even if you don't aim for a completely passive home, we still like to use some of the best passive technology in every home and cottage we build.


Passive houses help home-owners save on energy costs and also reduce greenhouse gas emissions substantially with new technology implemented in both renovations and new builds. Our goal is to help you save money by ensuring building quality like no other, while also lowering your affect on the natural environment in the Muskoka region. 


We believe Passive Homes are the homes of today and the future.

Check out one of our Passive Projects: Blue Jays Bluff or Climbers Cabin (also showcased below.)

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