Tantrum Urban Commercial Infill

Revelstoke, British Columbia

The Tantrum building is a commercial infill Passive House project that will demonstrate the benefits of exceeding design and code minimums in what is typically an overlooked building typology.

Rendering courtesy of STARK Architecture
STARK Architecture Ltd.
Tree Construction Inc.
Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing

The narrow 7.6-metre by 39.5-metre site sits in Revelstoke’s downtown core amidst heritage-era low-rise buildings. 

The three-storey building will house a ground-floor retail unit with offices above.

To contend with the region’s short building season, construction options were short-listed to either prefabricated or modular systems.

Passive House Metrics
Heating demand 7 kWh/m²a
Cooling and dehumidification demand 0 kWh/m²a
Primary energy renewable (PER) 45 kWh/m²a
Air leakage 0.6 ACH₅₀ (design)

Ultimately, floor and roof panels using cross-laminated timber for the shear walls and wood fibre insulation were utilized to increase build speed and help achieve the Passive House performance goals.

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