Surrey, British Columbia (PRWEB) August 27, 2012
Construction of a new, exciting Prefab Passive House project in Surrey, British Columbia, is making quick progress. Designed Marken Projects, this 3,500 sqf home will house two families and three generations under one roof and will use up to 90 per cent less energy for heating, cooling and building operation than a standard house. Rainwater toilet flushing, Solar hot water and Non-VOC materials are only a few of the extensive sustainable building features incorporated into the prefabricated design.
“One of the major hesitations associated with ultra low energy buildings is the construction costs,” said Alex Maurer, director of Marken Projects. “This is another project where we wanted to show that building sustainably should not cost more. With a little innovation homes can be both energy efficient and affordable.”
Construction is anticipated to take only five months mainly because of a prefabricated structure. Manufactured by BC Passive House, the erection of the wall and roof cellulose insulated prefab panels took only five days.
The Passive House or PassivHaus standard originated in Germany in the late 1980s and is fast becoming the world standard in green, sustainable building techniques. It is estimated there are over 30,000 Passive House Buildings around the world.
Marken Projects Inc. – Founded by Alexander Maurer, Marken Projects is a multidisciplinary, award-winning architectural design and project management firm based in Vancouver, B.C., dedicated to high performance building design & construction. Marken Projects actively promotes forward-thinking, holistic and environmentally responsible practices and is a member of the Canadian Green Building Council and the International Passive House Association.
For more information on this project, please contact maurer(at)markenprojects(dot)com