The goal of this project was to prove we could build a better home for people and the environment by leveraging our integrated design-build process that we have long perfected in the commercial space. This home was built to the passive house standard with a super-insulated building envelope, triple-pane fibreglass insulated window frames, airtight construction, a continuous fresh air pump, and thermal-bridge-free design. It requires 80% less energy than a standard new build and reduces annual greenhouse gas emissions by 49%. On top of the environmental benefits, the passive elements of this home allow for even and consistent living temperatures, constant fresh air, and reduced noise pollution, making it extremely comfortable.
At 1,710 square feet, this home features an open-concept floor plan with three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, a second-floor laundry room, a large kitchen and entertaining area, a butler’s pantry, and a vaulted ceiling on the second floor.
More information on this project is available on 3twenty Living.
Airtight building envelope
Triple-pane fibreglass insulated window frames
Highly efficient heat pump HVAC with HRV
Externally insulated foundation
Continuous fresh air pump
R86 roof, R66 walls, R41 basement