British Columbia SIP Passive House Vancouver BC

Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Project Information

Project Type: Residential, < 3,000 sq. ft.
Manufacturer: Premier Building Systems
Builder: West Eco
Design Professional: Nick Bray Architects
Year Built: 2021


High Performance: Yes
HERS/EUI Index Score:
ACH50 - Blower Test Results: 0.4
CO2 lbs./sq.ft./year:

Awards/Certifications: Building Excellence Awards, Other Awards, Passive House

BEA: 2022 Homes Under 3K Sq. Ft. High Performance Winner
Passive House Design and Passive House Canada Certification

Family Residential Project with Passive House Canada Certification designed for solar gain through windows. The project has a hot water heat pum and it is Solar Ready.

Building use:
Family Residential

How did SIP construction help you get this job?
High-Energy Efficiency
Air Tightness
Reduced Thermal Bridging
Panelized Building System
Light Weight Construction - Built on columns in Peet Bog

SIP wall thickness: 6" and 8" GPS
SIP roof thickness: na

Benefits of using SIPs on this project. Did SIPs help save time, labor, construction costs, or energy?
Energy Efficiency
Quick Construction
Innovative design elements or structural engineering involved:
Passive House Design
Certifications the project received:
Passive House Canada Certification
Blower door test results: 0.4 ACH50

Zender HRV

Additional energy-saving materials used in the building envelope:
Spray Foam

Additional energy-efficient products or design features:
Passive House designed for solar gain through windows.
Hot water heat pump

Additional sustainable materials or design features:
Used the trees that were felled as the siding, landscape is natural to the area.
RainScreen SA has zero VOCs, contains no Red List Chemicals, and does not
require primer ensuring crew safety and a healthy building. Solar Ready.


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