Remarkable North Vancouver home Midori Uchi deemed Greenest by Mayor Darrell Mussatto
DH Vancouver StaffJun 05, 2014 9:34 am
Distinguished award winning builder Naikoon Contracting Ltd. has conceived Midori Uchi to some of the highest green residential construction standards in Canada. City of North Vancouver Mayor Darrell Mussatto is marveled by the exemplary newly built home.
Showcasing some of the most advanced green building materials and techniques on the market, Midori Uchi is the home of the future, situated in the North Shore. For this brilliantly constructed home, what’s inside is equally definitive as the exterior.
“We build every home like it’s our own”
The Naikoon Contracting team, alongside with the company President Joe Geluch, has spent roughly a year and half on completing the LEED Platinum Certified home. The company portfolio site displays its ground-breaking success in September 2012. The leadership is comprised of six notable individuals:
Richard Kadulski from the R-2000 program
Doug Overhalt from the BC Hydro Power Smart New Home Program
Joe Geluch, President of Naikoon Contracting
Mayor Darrell Mussatto, City of North Vancouver
Chris Higgins, LEED for Homes Program Leader/Canada Green Building Council
Vanessa Joehl, Environmental Program Director at the Canadian Home Builders Assocation of B.C.
Geluch and the brilliant team at Jive Communications hosted an exciting media event marking the completion of a great project. Geluch shows genuine desire to protect the environment in any way possible when it comes to building homes. Naikoon Contracting is committed to mitigating impact through environmental policies that oversee every aspect of sustainability.
Midori Uchi House features:
Rammed Earth Walls
Structural Insulating Panel Roof System by Plastifab
Logix Insulated Concrete Forms by Beaver Plastics
Triple Glazed Fiberglass Windows by Cascadia Windows and Doors
Heat Recovery Ventilation (HRV)
Superior Exterior Wall Assembly
Xeriscaping by Swick’s Organic Landscaping
Solar Photovoltaic Power System by Terratek Energy Solutions Inc.
100% LED Lighting and Home Control
Custom Designed Reclaimed Timbre from local sources
Grey Water Re-use System
Low-Flow Plumbing Fixtures
Image: Variegated façade quality and materials; corrugated metal, steel, glass, wood, and rammed earth walls.
Image: Midori Uchi symbolizes ‘Green Home’ inspired by Japanese way of life.
Image: Kerschbaumer Design an integral role in the design and development process of the building of Midori Uchi.
Image: Xeriscape Swicks Landscaping signifies high quality of workmanship and ecofriendly methods.
Image: Wall finishes chosen for their energy efficiency, greenness, and minimal required maintenance.
Image: A key component to any LEED program, windows are critical to home energy performance.
Image: Optimized use of indoor and outdoor spaces create opportunities for natural light.
Image: Rammed Earth Walls is actually an ancient building method, still proven to be a sustainable and natural building process for thousands of years.
Image: North East façade and the back yard.
Image: Keeping the interior air-tight by means of consistent building methodologies and materials.
Image: Shed showcasing a green water recollection tank that serves the permeable landscaping.
Image: Landscape for the architecture, Architecture for the landscape. Midori Uchi showcases a strong understanding of organic landscape methods, design and construction contribute to the success of the completed project.
Image: Oversized windows comprised of advanced technology. The fiberglass frames are proven to be the most energy efficient for windows in the home building industry.
Image: Hand crafted dining table made by reclaimed wood materials.
Image: Pseudo cantilever kitchen counter with Urban Cultivator to the left.
Image Replacing the wine rack, Urban Cultivator is the perfect indoor garden.
Image: Highly celebrated staircase produced by Naikoon Contracting using reclaimed glue lams and fir beams.
Image: Flooring developed entirely using reclaimed timber from a local warehouse.
Image: Visibility to the outside is paramount to the programming of every quarter of Midori Uchi.
Image: Sky lit rooms and corridors enable passive heating and the efficient use of daylight.
Image: Employing sleek, locally fabricated fixtures throughout the home and 100% LED Lighting.
Image: Waste water from bathroom is stored and recycled for toilet use. Treated grey water reuse system alleviates spending on water bills.
Image: Low Flow plumbing fixtures are water efficient and save substantial amounts of water when compared with conventional fixtures. Still, providing the same functionality.
Image: 95% of Midori Uchi construction waste was recycled and diverted from landfills in order to offset the environmental impact related to home construction.
Image: President of Naikoon Contracting, Joe Geluch demonstrating what he does best.
Image: High Tech maintenance and regulatory facility containing green systems that serve the entire property.