West Bay Passive House at Radcliffe Avenue
West Bay Passive House, a single-family Passive House home in West Vancouver, BC, is an innovative fusion of beauty and efficiency that sets a new precedent for Passive House projects globally.
The revolutionary home by renowned residential architects BattersbyHowat combines contemporary west coast architecture with an innovative mechanical system and a 12kW solar photovoltaic array to achieve a Passive, Net Zero Energy home. The house incorporates Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) construction, floor-to-ceiling glass for uncompromised ocean views, passive heating and cooling, deep overhangs to protect against solar radiation, and Isokorb thermally isolated slabs on the balconies.
Integral Group combined these design elements with a mechanical system utilizing next-generation Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV) with air source heat pumps and hydronic heating and cooling in the supply air. This project demonstrates all the best attributes of Passive House and will be used as a testbed moving forward to monitor energy and air quality.
Integral Group provided mechanical consulting and thermal modeling services for this Passive House project.