Sustainable.TO

Passive East York Home

Bungalow Addition and Renovation

Our clients asked us to design an extensive renovation and second floor addition to their existing bungalow, which the family had outgrown. While maintaining only some basement walls, the goals of the new home were to maximize natural light, utilize natural ventilation through stack effect, and incorporate principles of Feng Shui to create a healthy, naturally lit, open concept design.

SUSTAINABLE.TO’s strategies for this home included a highly insulated and airtight exterior envelope, new in-floor radiant heating, solar-ready hardware for future solar hot-water and solar photovoltaic systems, durable materials such as galvalume roofing, and operable clerestory windows.

The result will be a light-filled, coherent home with clean lines and beautiful natural materials that will reduce energy demand, while increasing health and happiness of the homeowners.

Location:
East York, ON
Completion:
2015
Area:
200 m², 2,153 ft²
Project Lead:
Steve Socha
Energy Intensity:
Estimated: 115 kWh/m²
Reduction in Energy Use from Typical:
58%
Structural:
KH Davis Engineering Consultants Ltd.
Mechanical:
Alpha Comfort Control
Contractor:
Plumb Construction