FUTRHAUS: A HIGH-PERFORMANCE TOWNHOUSE

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Overview

This project converted an existing 1974 stacked duplex house to three independent high-performance townhouse units. Located in Mount Pleasant, the project achieved passive house certification and addressed Vancouver’s need for increased densification while achieving energy and carbon performance targets in the City of Vancouver’s Zero Emissions Building Plan. The townhouse utilizes a thermally insulated and airtight envelope, passive cooling strategies, heat recovery ventilation systems, and heat pumps for heating and domestic hot water supply.