West River Passive Solar House

About this Project

The West River Passive Solar House property is perfect for harnessing the sun’s energy, with a south-facing slope towards expansive water views of the river and harbour. An ideal lot that provides ample passive solar gain, natural lighting and cross-ventilation strategies. The home was designed and built using modified ICF block with an effective R-value of 35, R-60 roof insulation, triple-glazed windows with high solar heat gain coefficient to the south and increased U-values to the north, east, and west. Thermal-Buck window installations assist with thermal bridging issues often experienced at window and door penetrations. The roof has been designed to support a 6kw PV roof mounted system and much, much more!

Environmental Impact

Highly energy efficient house complete with passive heating and cooling techniques helping to reduce the home’s overall energy and carbon footprint.