Gyro - Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
#High Performance #Modern #Solar PV
Robert and Camille Stupka approached us with the vision of a Contemporary Home located in the Gyro Beach area of Kelowna. The house includes three bedrooms, a large den with closet (fourth bedroom), two and a half bathrooms, ample storage throughout, laundry room, a large one car garage, kitchen, dining and double storey lofted living area with a loft space on the second floor.
The house opens up to a large yard with views from the Living, Kitchen, Dining, Master Bedroom and second floor Loft. The Master Bedroom also has a private balcony and the Living and Dining Rooms connect the interior to the exterior with a large covered patio
Along with the it's modern aesthetic, this home provides incredibly function within it's 2,000 square feet of living space and floods natural light from all aspects into it's core.
One of the most notable achievements on this home is that the Certified Energy Advisor estimated that the home would only achieve an Energuide Rating of 77 and an Airtightness Rating of 5.0 air changes per hour. Not only did we achieve a significantly higher Energuide rating of 84 (not factoring solar PV), the house is one of the tightest building envelope to be built in the Okanagan. At only 1.25 air changes per hour, the home results in significant natural gas and electricity savings.
LED lighting and energy efficient appliances throughout, mean that the house uses 60% less electricity than the average BC home. A modest size 4.2 kW solar photovoltaic provides close to 100% of the home's yearly electricity needs.