Nanaimo Passive House
Passive House will bring long term energy savings to a Nanaimo housing project
Standard construction practises are changing. Across Canada we are seeing more and more passive house projects being designed and built. The benefit to passive house construction? The structure would acheive 80-90% energy savings over conventional construction. This particular project in Nanaimo will only cost about 7 percent over conventional construction and the highest heating month is not expected to exceed $20 per unit for the month thus making it very affordable. Out-board insulation is viewed as the most efficient; and the way of the future.
The Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre project consists of three blocks of ground oriented suites arranged around an open courtyard, which enables all suites to have cross-ventilation and solar access, while creating protected outdoor space shared by all residents.
BW Products Used: Quik-Therm Multi-Purpose Insulation (MPI), Henry® Blueskin® SA, Henry® Foilskin® Self Adhered Weather Barrier Membrane, Roxul® CavityRock®, Dow SM Extruded Polystyrene 4" underslab insulation
Architect: DYS Architecture
General Contractor: Saywell Contracting Ltd.
Building Type: Multi-Use Residential
Project Completed: Fall 2017
BW Sales Representatives: Shawn Cosman, Brad Fenn
Framing can be reduced from 2 x 6 walls to 2 x 4
Rigid insulation is out-board and thus result in fewer penetrations (outlets, switches, etc)