Does your home produce more energy than it consumes? This one does – the innovative Midori Uchi is one of Canada’s most eco-friendly houses, with three three different levels of green certification to prove it. A brainchild of Naikoon Contracting and Kerschbaumer Design and photographed by Ema Peter, this impressive Canadian home was named after its most prominent feature- its green capabilities. “Midori Uchi” is Japanese for “Green Home” – a simple concept, yet complex in its history and inspiring in its functionality.
Achieving the LEED Canada for Homes Platinum rating, R-2000 energy efficiency certification and Built Green Canada Platinum, this high-class high-economy residence features “net-zero designs and net-zero capabilities, state-of-the-art energy production and conservation abilities, grey water filtration system, subtle, natural Japanese inspired influences, and the only residential rammed earth wall in urban Metro Vancouver.” Located in North Vancouver, the ultra green home is one of the first in the Lower Mainland to receive these certifications, meaning there soon others will follow the green home design trend. The mayor of North Vancouver, Darrell Mussatto, has uplifting words to describe the modern green home: “The City of North Vancouver is pleased to have this unique sustainable home in our community.The environmentally sensitive features of Midori Uchi’s design contribute to the City’s efforts to reduce our ecological impact.”
Bringing innovation to the residential Canadian landscape, this green home design was built by using locally sourced materials and will be an amazing home for its owners. Are you thinking of building an eco-friendly home too?