Low-Energy House in Kaslo, BC

Ultra energy efficient 1200 SF home designed to meet Passive House standard and targeting net-Zero energy. Incorporating natural materials, rain water collection, solar power generation and urban agriculture, the house renders an extremely small ecological footprint.

 

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Features:

-1200 SF heated area
-Open plan living, dining, kitchen, island/dining table combination
-3 bed rooms
-2 Bath rooms
-Accessible design
-Unheated entry
-Unheated basement
-Curved steel roofs
-Trellis over deck for seasonal shading
-Timber frame structure
-Rainwater collection from the roofs to be used for toilet flushing and irrigation
-Bird sanctuary wind breaking bush on north side of house
-Maximized area for food producing garden on south side of house

Building components & Materials used:

-Wood structure: Timber frame skeleton and stick frame walls
-ICF foundation
-Rockwool and cellulose insulation
-Steel roofing
-Wood/lime plaster/steel siding
-Triple pane glazing
-95% efficiency HRV (Zehnder)
-PV and SHW solar panels
-Vapour open air barrier (SIGA majpel)

 

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