The Guscott Kemp residence in British Columbia had an architectural mandate that was twofold: rethink the conventions of wood framing and make the home as environmentally friendly as possible. The structure achieved major success on both points, as the use of wood is eye-catching and unconventional. It's no wonder the sustainable wood home received the highest LEED certification possible with a platinum rating.
How environmentally friendly is this sustainable wood masterpiece? Well, most notably, the Guscott Kemp residence is zero carbon, uses a heat pump, has no gas connection, and was designed with consideration of the sun's position. Consideration of the sun is essential to the eco friendliness of the home, so as to ensure that in the summer, the home receives more shade during the day and is more exposed during the winter months, alleviating any need for extra air conditioning or heating.