Rarely do you find the combination of architectural beauty and environmental integrity in Edmonton’s residential market. By choosing to live in Larch Park, our city’s first environmental community, you commit to its four pillars of development:
- Compact, Diverse & Connected
- Architectural Excellence
- Conserve and Create Natural Habitat
- Build Greener Buildings
7535 May Common NW strives to embody those values with its unique and modern design. Custom built by Habitat Studio, this 3,043 square foot home was designed by architect Jonathan Rockliff of RPK Architects. Deservingly, the home has been featured in Avenue Magazine and was a Houzz Award Nominee for Best Modern House in 2013.
Designed with energy efficiency in mind while maintaining the aesthetic beauty of modernism, this home has many features which add to its appeal. The overall environmental rating of the home is 91, qualifying it as a high-performance, energy efficient new build according to EnerGuide.
Active & Passive Solar Heating Features
- By placing solar gain windows on the sunny side of the house, passive solar heating is maximized during winter months.
- The natural limestone floor on the main level acts as a thermal mass, warming in the sun and holding heat inside the house.
- Thick walls (1 ft) also maximize heat retention while the airtight EnerGuide rating ensures that once the air is heated inside the house, it is not lost around windows or doors.
- The home’s furnace is centrally located to ensure proper heat flow and to prevent heat loss that would be common when located on an exterior wall.
- An air exchanger ensures that warm heat is transferred from the warm indoor exhaust air to the cold outdoor supply air inside the HRV system during the heating season. The heat exchanger not only transfers this heat, but transfers some of the moisture in the more humid exhaust air into the less humid supply air.
The heating bills for this home are what one would expect of a one-bedroom condo. In addition to the passive solar heating, the impressive (active) solar panels on the roof result in a $20 credit each month on the electric bill.
Stay tuned to COMMUNITY’s Instagram for the official listing of this stunning home, coming soon!