Vancouver is encouraging green design
In order to bring about a good change to a place requires a lot of passion and guts. Some places are welcoming to such changes. Vancouver has undergone such a change as they made some changes in their legislation that permits housing facilities in the back lanes. This is named as EcoDensity. It is scrupulously schemed legislation that acts as a protector of privacy and views and at the same time gets rid of the NIMBY factor that would not allow such similar act anywhere else.
The first such laneway house is by Bryn Davidson and is named Lanefab house. This amazing laneway house extends up to 710 square feet with completely green contemporary designing. This has come to the completion and the laneway house is the attraction in the back of a house in the east side of Vancouver. The house is built as per the requirements of the bylaws in the Vancouver.
Smallworks is yet another big player in the Vancouver laneway plan. It has successfully completed its 474 square foot home at two levels. The house joins together with a garage in the ground floor. This design makes the usage more convenient. Smallworks also has its own millwork shop thus they can make the entire required package all by themselves. They believe in contributing to the sustainability factor through this way and have put the impact of the plan on sustainability on their page.
Smallworks believes that this housing model has a huge positive impact on a home’s energy consumption and sustainability factors. It is evident that smaller homes comparatively to larger houses conserve a great amount of resource in their construction, procedure, maintenance, and in all other aspects. The laneway houses also make sure to use the current municipal infrastructure. Yet another house called West House is also built with sustainable material.
All these initiatives are sure to produce great results in the long run.