Lanefab Design/Build recently completed the city of Vancouver’s first Net-Zero Solar Laneway House. The house, built as an infill on an existing residential lot, is 1020 square feet with 1 bedroom and 2 baths, and it will be the new home for the owners of the existing main house. The project was built using prefab structural insulated panels (SIPs), has 95% LED lighting, a 500 gallon in-ground rainwater tank, drainwater heat recovery, a heat recovery ventilator, an air source heat pump, and an array of 12 solar panels on the roof. The 18′ multi-fold doors create a wide open indoor-outdoor connection while providing passive solar heating.
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