Colwood Passive House Plus

North Vancouver, British Columbia

Randy Bens Architects
Econ Group ltd
PH Consulting
RDH Building Science
Mizu Passive House Consulting

This intergenerational residence features a combination of concrete, mass timber, and wood frame construction. The elegant design by Randy Bens Architects not only excels architecturally but effortlessly incorporates key Passive House principles like external shading and thermal-bridge-free detailing.

Front view rendering of a passive house with playful geometric cutouts for windows and door.
Rendering by Randy Bens
Passive House Metrics
Heating demand 11.1 kWh/m²a
Cooling and dehumidification demand 0 kWh/m²a
Primary energy renewable (PER) 18 kWh/m²a
Air leakage 0.26 ACH₅₀

A 6.72-kW PV system, which produces approximately 7,632 kWh per year, allows this project to be certified as Passive House Plus.

The backyard features an outdoor pool that will be heated without fossil fuels, using a combination of solar hot water panels and an air-to-water heat pump.

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