5,000 sq ft
CHBA Qualified Net Zero Home
- Prefabricated hybrid steel and timber roof
- Geothermal heating and cooling system
- Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) foundation
The real triumph of White Rock Net Zero is that it achieves such high performance levels, without compromising architectural design.
The home sits on a high-bank waterfront, making it a challenging build, but well worth it for the breathtaking ocean views, natural light, and access to the outdoors.
Designed to have twin personalities—one a traditional French chateau and one a more contemporary, transparent aesthetic—the home’s massing was masterfully developed by the architect so as not to block the neighbours’ views, but still provide breathtaking sight-lines for the owners.
To achieve Net Zero, the home produces energy from two sources, a geothermal heating and cooling system, and solar panels paired with Tesla powerwalls.
Let's get geothermal
Geothermal heating and cooling uses energy from the ground to manage the temperature inside the home. The earth stores 47% of the heat from the sunshine that hits it, so when your house is colder than desired, the ground source heat pump collects that heat to bring the temperature up. When your house is hotter than desired, the system collects thermal energy from inside the home and pumps it back into the ground or water. It’s a green and renewable approach that also greatly reduces your Hydro bill. Awesome.
Power on hand
- 2022CHBA National Awards for Housing ExcellenceBest Net Zero Certified Home in Canada
- 2022HAVAN Ovation AwardsBest Custom Home: $5M and Over
- 2022HAVAN Ovation AwardsBest Energy Labelled Custom Home