What you see in the picture posted alongside is British Columbia’s first ever building to achieve Energy Star certification. Well, as you thought, it not only fulfils those standards for energy efficiency but also stands out with a beautiful design. We are talking about the building called the Magnolia 2300, designed by Mandala Homes run by Lars Chose and Rachel Ross.
The whole building is circular in shape. The reason behind the idea of a circular form is that it provides structural strength in rough weather allows natural thermodynamics, thus no need for need for extra heating in the winters.
Also, a space without corners is amazingly beautiful to stay within, getting all those panoramic views.
The energy saving feature that fetched the building the Energy Star label includes domestic water heating system which is estimated to be approximately three times more efficient than a standard system as well as a passive solar design.
The building has got radiant floor heating and heat sink. It is also equipped with extra thick walls for insulation. Heat Recovery ventilator is also installed for fresh air with minimal heat loss.
Magnolia is truly an inspiration for other builders, their clients and environment enthusiasts in British Columbia to build a beautiful home employing all those energy saving tactics.