A new home in North Vancouver for a bustiling family of 6, built by Naikoon Contracting, a leader in green building expertise. The design brief called for a minimalist and hard wearing home utilizing industrial and recycled materials. Home uses approx. half the energy of typical code built new home with extra insulation in the roofs and walls, triple pane glazing in all windows and doors, airtight construction and efficient mechanical systems. Low energy fictures are used through out the home. Non-toxic and natural finishes are used through out to limit effects of chemical sensitivities.
Predicted Annual Energy consumption 66GJ/yr (typical new home 132 GJ/yr)
Air Leakage tested at 1.31 ACH50 (typical new home 5.5 ACH)
A larger lot near Lonsdale in North Vancouver City was subdivided into 2-33’ wide lots. Midori Uchi (‘Green Home’ in japanese) was owned and built by the owner of Naikoon Contracting to showcase a broad array of modern green building features and techniques that resulted in a home that has achieved Net-Zero energy consumption. Net zero means the house produces more energy over the year from its solar panel array than it consumes. Of particular note are the rammed earth walls, extensive use of reclaimed building materials, highly insulated and air tight building envelope, low energy appliances and lighting. For more information follow link to the builders project website.
A new home for a family of four with a desire for a a durable and efficient home. An ‘upside-down’ house with the living areas set on the upper floor capture an abundance of natural light and views to the north shore mountains. An avid star gazer gets a small roof top deck.
New home in upper Edgemont area of North Vancouver
A 66’ lot was subdivided to create 2 homes on 33’ wide lots in North Vancouver.
A new home up on the hill in Squamish. A challenging lot that slopes very steeply down from the road requried careful siting and planning to capture ocean and mountian views to the south.
On a 33’ wide lot in the Central Lonsdale area of North Vancouver, Shorehouse achieved the Leed for Homes Platinum rating. Green features included mineral wool insulation over 2x6 wall framing, an efficient air sourced heat pump, a rain water harvesting system and extensive use of reclaimed materials.