TIMELINE: 16 months
SCOPE: See 'Straw Bale Hybrid Home' tab
SCOPE: contracted 3 custom, inner city homes (infill shown above and duplex), inner city Calgary. These are Energy Guide rated homes build on a tight budget.
ICF used in the basement and the party wall. An ICF party wall provides superior fire and noise detination. Duplex neighbors cannot hear eachother through a thick concrete party wall. Hydronic heating was used in all three homes, no furnaces to blow allergens through the home.
Large windows placed strategically allow for maximum natural light, solar gain but minimal heat loss. Tile flooring maximizes heat transfer from in-floor heating lines, minimizes chemical offgassing and increase life of floor. Allergy and asthma symptoms were drastically reduced for the enviromentally sensitive owner.
Bright, open concept kitchen