Bernhardt Passive House

Location: Victoria, British Columbia
Building Type: Single Family Residential
Project Phase: Complete
Certification Type: Standard
Year of Construction: 2013
Gross Floor Area (m2): 254
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Certified Passive House

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Project Description

Designed by Cascadia Architects in Victoria, it is a two-family residence for a young family of four, plus active grandparents in a separate suite. As the front of the lot faces west, the building must maintain a suitable presence from the street while maximizing the southern orientation for solar heat gain in the winter. To provide separation of living spaces for two families on the sloping lot, the upper suite uses the front yard as outdoor space on a quiet street, landscaped for privacy. The secondary suite on the garden level is on grade, with the backyard as its outdoor living space.

Photo credit for all images: Derek Ford