- Contemporary 2 Storey
- Solar electric system
- Insulated Concrete Form construction
- Captures ravine views
- Energuide certified that this home will use only 30% of required energy to operate a similar home
This home epitomizes the meaning of the word solid. Every detail in this home has been tailored to meet our client's desire for everything to look, feel and, more importantly, be substantial. Solid design- NewStudio Architecture has created a home that offers clean Contemporary design, born from original vision. Blessed with a location that features a very unique unobstructed view of Whitemud Ravine, one can appreciate this beauty from all spaces within the house. Multiple outdoor decks and patios are easily accessed to encourage outdoor living. Solid structure- Due to geotechnical challenges, precise engineering input and Effect's building expertise was required to ensure a properly built foundation on which a structure could be built that could stand the test of time. Our client's insistence that the home be thoroughly sound led us to the use of structural reinforced concrete exterior walls, floors and roof. Insulating concrete forming systems were used to meet the challenges of creating a highly insulated, structurally superior building. Solid performance- Ultimate efficiency is achieved by using innovative products, high insulation levels, and careful detailing to ensure reduced thermal bridging and minimal air leakage. Heating and cooling needs are satisfied using both heating and cooling pipes installed in the insulated concrete floors, with an air delivery system to satisfy peak heating and cooling demand and fresh ventilation air delivery. All exterior walls have an additional framed wall installed to provide a space to add extra insulation. Windows and doors all have tilt/turn capability and were carefully selected based on their extremely high performance glazing and frame specifications. By using efficient building techniques and capturing passive solar energy, Energuide has certified that this home will use only 30% of required energy to operate a similar home using industry standards.