Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) September 11, 2013
The Fort St. John Passive House Residence, designed by Marken Projects, has received pre-certification status from the US Passive House Institute as the project nears completion.
This 1-1/2 storey, 1900 square foot home with construction costs of around $200.- per square foot was planned along the universal design and accessibility principles. The scope has evolved throughout the planning process from a basic build-out into a turnkey single-family residence with it’s own power production plant on the roof. Once finished, it is set to become Canada’s Northernmost Passive House and the 1st detached single-family Passive House in British Columbia aiming at reducing the building’s energy consumption by up to 90% compared to standard homes.
“With temperatures reaching -40 degrees Celsius it will be a learning demonstration project for affordability and advanced prefabricated construction,” says Alexander Maurer, Managing Director at Marken Projects. “We are excited to show it to the public.”
The green building features include prefabricated panelized construction with cellulose insulation, photovoltaic energy production, triple pane wood windows, high efficiency heat recovery ventilation system, locally sourced materials and products and much more.
The Fort St. John Passive House is located at 9904 94th Street and will be open for public viewings in late fall. Please contact us for more info at maurer(at)markenprojects(dot)com.
Marken Projects is a multidisciplinary, award-winning building design and project consulting firm dedicated to high performance building design & construction. Marken Projects actively promotes forward-thinking, holistic and environmentally responsible practices and is a member of the International Passive House Association and Canadian Green Building Council.