main street passive

Vancouver, BC

This showcase high-performance and innovative home will be an ultra- sustainable, Certified Passive House that will become an important part of Vancouver Architecture.

On the main floor there will be an open-plan kitchen/dining/flex space, and a south-facing living area with 12′ high ceilings. The upper floor will have 3 spacious bedrooms and two bathrooms. On the lower-ground floor there will be another living area, 2 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms that can be part of the home, or be separated to become a secondary suite with a private entrance from a large light-well. The development will have a garage, back garden and a rooftop deck with spectacular views of the North-Shore Mountains.

To add further complication, the building is located on a narrow 25′ wide lot, requiring a clever space efficient design with additional “fire spread” protection. Also, the site is located in a “Peat Bog” [soft soil] area requiring a highly engineered shoring, piling and structural system.

The development is part of the City of Vancouver / Passive House Canada’s Near Zero project.

For more information on the benefits of Passive House, visit http://www.passivehouse.ca/design-fundementals

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