My Home Place is a supportive housing project in Dawson Creek, a small community in North-Eastern British Columbia, Canada. The project is a 3-storey, permanent modular building with 32 self-contained studio homes, including 2 accessible units. It houses people experiencing homelessness and provides support programs to community members in need.
The modular-constructed building employs many high-performance building strategies to achieve Step 3 of the BC Energy Step Code, exceptionally low greenhouse gas emissions, energy use, and annual heating load. Performance features include Passive House-level tested airtightness, R36 walls, triple-glazed windows, and ventilation heat recovery with over 95% efficiency. The passive-first design strategy minimizes heating loads, facilitating the use of all-electric equipment. The result is a near-zero emissions building.