Pre-Design Assessment

Will your next project be conventional construction and barely meet the Building Code?  Or will your next project standout with the True Luxury© of a Passive House (Step 5 for Part 9 & Step 4 for Part 3 buildings in the BC Energy Step Code)?  If it’s the latter, Akira Living is your trusted source to realize your projects full potential.

The Pre-Design Assessment is most beneficial from a projects earliest conception.  The Pre-Design Assessment is recommended before building enclosure assemblies and critical components are chosen or fixed.  The freedom to implement intelligent design choices early may save costly revisions to the existing architectural plans.  Akira Living’s Pre-Design Assessment service includes the following:

  • A review of any existing architectural drawings to review floor plan layouts and verify any potential barriers from implementing an Akira Living super-insulated building enclosure.
  • One meeting with the design team and/or builders to present the Passive House Standard and discuss the critical components. Explain how conventional building components such as exhaust fans and mechanical heating/cooling systems may be deleted from the project.
  • Provide an estimated budget on the anticipated cost to meet the Passive House Standard and optional cost to pursue a Certified Passive House.

This service is an opportunity to meet with an experienced and professional Certified Passive House Designer (CPHD) to ask questions about the Passive House Standard.  Akira Living’s Pre-Design Assessment cost may vary based on proximity to Vancouver, BC.  Contact Cody to find out more or to obtain a Pre-Design Assessment quote for your next project.

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Discomfort is felt when your body radiates heat to colder surfaces around you. This does not happen in a Passive House. Super-insulated building enclosure including high performance windows ensures comfortable interior conditions with no cold surfaces on the walls, floor, or roof. No temperature swings or drafts. The constant interior temperatures provide a new level of comfort – once you experience it you won’t go back.
Heat recovery ventilation (HRV) system delivering constant fresh filtrated air resulting in better indoor air quality, free of mold and lower levels of carbon dioxide, creating a healthy space to live.
Super-insulated and airtight building enclosure eliminates nearly all street noise when all windows and doors are closed. So you can get back to Netflix in peace and quiet.
Super-insulated and airtight building enclosure that’s thermal bridge free with controlled ventilation prevents condensation from forming on interior surfaces. A structure free of condensation damage will ensure an extraordinary service life.
Passive House buildings consume 75% to 90% less heating energy than conventional homes. Save money on your monthly expenses by reducing your energy consumption.
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