The AFRESH Home is a project that showcases innovations in sustainable housing construction. The Home was developed using off-the-shelf technology, displaying a flexible and health conscious design with high quality building practices.
The home is designed to fit a typical urban lot that is 33 ft. by 122 ft. with rear lane access. It has two main living floors, a convertible attic space and an optional basement. Depending on occupant needs, the AFRESH Home can convert from a four-bedroom, single family home to a code-compliant duplex.
The substructure construction of the building features concrete perimeter foundation walls on reinforced concrete strip footings. The facility has a concrete crawlspace.
The building has load bearing wood stud wall construction and woof frame for roof framing.
Exterior walls are cement board siding construction. Exterior windows are double glazed vinyl framed assemblies.
Floor finishes throughout the facility are vinyl composite tiles, ceramic tiles and wood. Restrooms generally have ceramic tiles walls finish. Wall finishes are painted gypsum wallboard and painted block. The interior doors are finished wood assemblies. Interior door hardware is typically a combination of knob with panic hardware where required at exterior door fire exit locations.
According to the 2006 British Columbia Building Code, Article 188.8.131.52. (1), the NE3 Building is classified as an Assembly Group A, Division 2 occupancy.
- Condition Survey and equipment inventory
- Energy Systems Summary
- Detailed description of building and original design
- Hydronic Schematic
- Altum DDC manual
- Innotech DDC manual
- Single Line Diagram
- Real-Time and Historical Natural Gas consumption
- Real-Time and Historical Electricity consumption
- Home Energy Systems Video
- Results from 2013 paint job can be viewed here