You may recall a practical green prefab by SMPLy Mod that we featured about a year ago. This duplex is by the same design firm, SMPL Design Studio (Joel Tanner), with new partners 9 Dot Engineering and Mod Home Developments. The team employed modular construction to finish the duplex at 133 Moyle, and the homes perform quite well for being so far north: they require 55% less energy for heating and power.
The 1,300 square-foot homes, each with three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms, received an EnerGuide rating of 82, according to Joel Tanner at SMPL Design Studio.
This was accomplished with super efficient wall and roof assemblies (2×6 walls with 2.5″ of exterior rigid foam), upgraded Jeldwen doors and windows, passive solar lighting and heating strategies, on-demand hot water heating, and heat recovery ventilation, Tanner tells Jetson Green.
Additionally, the green homes, which were built in a factory by Mod Home Developments, have Energy Star appliances, durable metal and cement-board siding, xeriscape landscaping, and solar pre-wiring for a future rooftop PV system.
Credits: Kyle @ With Media – Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.