Natural Balance – Kerchum Residence

Single-Family Dwelling

Project Description

This 3,070 sq. ft. single-family home with detached garage is located in Vancouver’s Dunbar neighbourhood. The low energy consumption was mainly achieved with high efficiency windows, solar hot water heating and a high performance heating/cooling system, including heat recovery. The structure consists of a combination of standard wood frame construction with engineered wood products and architecturally exposed glulam and steel post and beam. The Kerchum Residence was the first LEED Platinum single-family residence in BC.

Project Details:


  • LEED for Homes Platinum (Certified May 26, 2010)
  • First LEED Platinum single-family residence in BC

E3 Services:

  • Built Green & LEED for Homes Consulting
  • Air Leakage Testing
  • Energy Modeling
  • Thermal Bypass Inspection & Review


  • 2011 RAIC Award of Excellence for Green Building
  • Built Green Platinum
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