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This three-bedroom infill home was designed for the needs of a young family that also wanted to be net-zero. Consideration was given to the orientation of the home for active solar (PV panels), privacy and energy efficiency. The home features a split gable roof design and contemporary finishes inside and out. An air-source heat pump compliments the solar PV for all electric heating and cooling.   Built by DeWaal Developments, 2018. Edmonton, Alberta....

This three-bedroom straw bale home was designed for an exposed prairie location near Big Valley, Alberta. Careful consideration was given to the orientation of the home for passive solar, exposure, and views which resulted in a small courtyard which give the owners a protected place to sit as well as garden.   The home is more or less divided into two parts. Public living areas featuring vaulted ceilings; a Tulikivi soapstone wood stove sits prominently between the kitchen, living and dining areas....