Design Development

Akira Living’s Design Development service builds onto the Schematic Design Stage Energy Model by importing the DesignPH energy model into the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) software.  This creates a more accurate energy model that will be required if pursuing Passive House Certification.

At this stage we will dive deeper into developing construction assemblies, building enclosure details, and specifying what doors and windows may be installed.  Objective is to determine if your project can be an Certified Passive House.

Passive House Certification can become a selling feature!  A home that benefits the inhabitants’ health and overall quality of life from day one.  A home that is more comfortable, with better indoor air quality, nearly soundproof to street noise, and resilient to condensation damage.   These are qualities that define a True Luxury© home, all of which are by-products of being labelled as an Certified Passive House by the Passive House Institute (PHI).

Upon approval of finalized design development architectural drawings and PHPP energy model, Akira Living can prepare a building enclosure detail package and conduct field review services during construction.  The qualified Builder will refer to the building enclosure detail package as a construction guide and to form part of their construction contract.

For projects located in British Columbia, Akira Living can prepare ‘Pre-Construction’ and ‘As-Built’ Part 9 Energy Compliance Reports to the local authority.

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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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