Project Team: Open Practice Architecture, Lea Construction
Location: Charlottetown, PEI
Project Description: 58 Upper Hillsborough aims to be the first LEED-certified single family home in Prince Edward Island. An early principle adopted by the team was the premise that this home would strive to be the most energy efficient and attain the highest LEED score possible without an undue emphasis on mechanical systems. Taking advantage of solar orientation, developing a well-insulated, weather-tight shell to minimize heating demands and maximize overall environmental consciousness would guide everything from design through to finish selection.