My Home Place is a supportive housing project in Dawson Creek, a small community in North–Eastern British Columbia, Canada. The project is a 3–storey, permanent modular building with 32 self-contained studio homes, including 2 accessible units. It houses people experiencing homelessness and provides support programs to community members in need.
The modular-constructed building employs many high–performance building strategies to achieve Step 3 of the BC Energy Step Code, exceptionally low greenhouse gas emissions, energy use, and annual heating load. Performance features include Passive House–level tested airtightness, R36 walls, triple–glazed windows, and ventilation heat recovery with over 95% efficiency. The passive-first design strategy minimizes heating loads, facilitating the use of all-electric equipment. The result is a near–zero emissions building.
This project was awarded the 2023 “Best in Show” and “First Place – Green Building” awards from the Modular Building Institute’s Awards of Distinction.
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