West Bay Passive House

Location: West Vancouver, British Columbia
Building Type: Single Family Residential
Project Phase: Complete
Certification Type: Plus
Year of Construction: 2019
Gross Floor Area (m2): 295.2
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Certified Passive House


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Project Description

– In an area represented by diverse architectural character, this Net Zero Passive House’s unique modern style stands out, yet blends flawlessly back into its setting
– live-roofs cap the garage and deck
– retained large mature maple tree providing shade and privacy
– Hidden garage door with Tesla Powerwall, electric vehicle chargers
– Exteriors include accoya, aluminum panels, and glass railings
– Triple-glazed, floor-to-ceiling windows capture the water views and solar gains
– Large hemlock-clad overhangs and strategic windows placement create passive cooling
– Wine Cellar blasted and scribed into the bedrock, outside of envelope, providing natural cooling
– Board formed concrete walls in-and-out create texture and grounding
– Custom backlit LED Bar
– Large open floor plan, expansive kitchen and living area ideal for entertaining
– Wood burning fireplace featuring steel and concrete hearth
– Custom open steel and waterfall wood stairs with vertical wood screening and flooded with natural light from the 22’ tall window
– Open concept master suite with views from every angle
– Extensive millwork through the entire home
– NetZero
– Energuide 0 GJ, 0 GHG
– Passive House Certified
– EnergyStar Certified
– Step Code 5
– Airtight at 0.33 ACH50
– 12 Kilowatt Solar PV System
– Real-time Energy tracking
– 72” Drainwater heat recovery
– 100% LED Lighting
– Structure was constructed using Cross-Laminated Timber and assembled on site in just 5 days, reducing waste and GHG’s
– 6” exterior insulation over CLT provided added benefit of sound isolation, great for neighbourhood-friendly entertaining
– Thermal-bridge-free construction
– nontoxic finishes
– Air-to-water heat pump with innovative heating and cooling coils inside the high-efficiency HRV system
– Hosted industry open houses during construction to educate industry and public on benefits of a Net-Zero home
– Home featured on local news, multiple print publications bringing CHBA programs to the front page
– Hosted 8-part documentary series throughout construction for BCIT as an educational resource in their programs