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205 Old Cemetary Road, Dadeville, AL 36853

205 Old Cemetary Road Passive House Paul Gouin - 47

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5-30-14 Listing Expired, call for details: $765,000

MLS # 13-1168

205 Old Cemetery Road

Dadeville, AL 36853


A 3,900 SF home that costs $60/ month to heat & cool? Yes! The first certified ‘‘Passive Home,” uber engineered for green living without sacrificing comfort & cool. See documents in MLS for details on this 5 BR, 4 bath home in the Blue Creek area. Custom designed & built for lake living.  The home has 3”,4”, & 5.5” width hickory floors laid randomly, Navien tankless water heaters, and sits in a large slough around the corner from big water.

More on the Passive Home Concept by Architect Bryan Jones:

– From his blog post on Passive Design, March 2013

“The first step was to understand how to provide passive concepts in the southern climate accounting for differences like humidity, dew point location, sun angles, etc. We selected the Passive House over the passive solar strategy for the home because the focus is on insulation, mechanical systems and heat gain from the sun when desirable. The passive house focuses on the following concepts:

* A Super Insulated Envelope
* Thermal Bridge-Free Detailing
* Air-Tight Envelope
* Advanced Windows & Doors
* Energy Recovery Ventilation (a constant ventilation system instead of a conventional HVAC system that consumes lots of energy)
* Efficient Systems (water heaters, appliances, etc.)

As described on the Passive House alliance website, The Passive House is a quantifiable performance standard applied to any building project, producing radically less energy usage (80% less than conventional buildings), unparalleled comfort, and supreme air quality. Through the design the home operates in a balanced state and only uses heating and cooling at extreme peak temperatures, drastically reducing energy consumption.

What is interesting about Passive House to us?

1.) Pretty houses with real substance – Our passion is designing beautiful site specific lifetime homes for people in context with the surrounding environment. Sustainability has always been one of our 10 principles that we use to create better homes. Passive House takes prescriptive sustainability to another level backed by pure building science and performance testing.

2.) Science – not a check list – The Passive House design process uses energy modeling of our design and specifications to predict how the design will perform in a particular orientation and climate. The model returns energy performance data to determine if the house meets Passive House Criteria. A house designed to meet Passive House Criteria should perform up to 80% better than a typical structure. The process is not clouded by a point system checklist offered by LEED for homes and the EarthCraft program.

3.) Energy modeling provides data for long term decisions -The Passive House energy model gives us a tool to help our clients make design and material decisions knowing operating cost over time vs. the initial construction cost.

4.) Measured results – Passive House designs uses a 3rd party passive house RATER to perform testing during construction and at project commissioning. We can verify for our clients that the high performance building that they paid for is performing as designed.

5.) Passive survivability – What would happen if your house had no power available? Designing a home for as low energy usage as possible along with photovoltaic panels means you could potentially run the house “off the grid” if required by inflated energy cost or by necessity.

Our clients are designing lifetime homes. Passive House is a vehicle that insures our homes will provide a higher return on investment over a lifetime.

J. Bryan Jones AIA, CPHC

Learn more about the architect, Bryan Jones, and the Passive home concept at:


Or see the Passive Home Alliance:


The Passive House: What It Is and Why You Should Care:


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Property Attributes

Bedrooms 5


Full Baths 4 Pool no
Half Baths 0 Garages no
Sq Ft 3,920 Air Cond Electric
Acres Heating Electric
Year Built 2013 Fire Places
Stories 3 Type single family
Deeded/Leased Deeded Roof Shingle
Waterfront Yes, 278 ft +/- Floors wood, tile

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For More Info, Contact Listing Agent John Coley at 334-221-5862 or email him at [email protected]