Chelsea - Step Code 3

Project:Custom Home
Size:5,000 sq ft
Location:North Vancouver
Landscape:Kingdom Builders Inc

Modern Views is a South facing modern home designed to energy step code 3. This home boasts an abundance of natural light with oversized windows, custom stairs with glass walls and a folding door providing a seamless transition from the kitchen to the back yard. The home has roof top decks, a home gym, a wine cellar and an in-law suite with lots of natural light. The most challenging parts of this build involved a shotcrete retaining wall and a tanked foundation. Photos by Kristen McGaughey Photography.

Sustainable Highlights:

  • Step code 3 home     
  • Air-tightness rating of 0.89 air changes per hour (ACH)
  • Cascadia high performance windows made locally
  • Electric heat pump for heating and cooling
  • Multiple electrical car chargers
  • High efficiency heat recovery ventilator
  • LED lighting

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