Cloister House – an old home turned into energy-efficient new one with minimum waste

The latest issue of Canadian Architecture features Cloister House, a project by Vancouver’s Measured Architecture Inc. to replace a West Point Grey home with a new home and laneway house while recycling nearly all of the old building. The new home is built to PassivHaus principles to reduce energy consumption to an absolute minimum.

Both the energy-efficiency and the waste reduction are goals of the city’s Greenest City Action Plan. This project shows those goals are achievable.