A New Contender for the Title of Canada's Greenest Home

On September 10, 2012, Naikoon Contracting Ltd. officially broke ground on the "Midori Uchi", launching the construction of what they hope will be the greenest home in the country.

Midori Uchi
Midori Uchi © Naikoon Contracting Ltd.

Naikoon Contracting Ltd. is embarking on a new residential project that's expected to achieve some of the highest green residential construction standards in the country.

"Our goal is to take current green residential building standards to the next level by employing some of the most advanced sustainable systems and eco-friendly building supplies," said Joe Geluch, president of Naikoon Contracting Ltd.

"Thanks to support from the industry and our partner suppliers, we're quite confident the Midori Uchi will become one of Canada's greenest homes once completed in 2013."

"Midori Uchi", which means "green home" in Japanese, will be a contemporary 3,100 square foot single family residence in North Vancouver's Central Lonsdale area. The goal for the project is to exceed the highest LEED for homes platinum rating in the country.

The intent is also to achieve one of the highest Built Green B.C. checklist scores in the region while becoming certified under the new R-2000 standards for energy efficiency, indoor air tightness quality, and environmental responsibility in home construction. The Midori Uchi will be a show home for showcasing green home design for approximately one year.

Some notable design features of the Midori Uchi:

  • Rammed earth walls (first time in a single family residence in the Lower BC Mainland)
  • Rainwater recycling
  • ICF foundations
  • Solar thermal
  • Solar PV
  • In-home energy monitoring and tracking
  • Concrete made from recycled building waste
  • Reclaimed lumber and building materials

Naikoon Contracting Ltd. is an award winning design-build company specializing in green residential projects. Founded 32 years ago, Naikoon Contracting Ltd. has built a reputation for superior building practices and the highest quality customer service.

Naikoon is currently looking for product and service providers to be part of this project. If interested, visit the Midori Uchi page.

Envirochem Services Inc. is acting as the LEED for Homes Provider on the Midori Uchi. For more information on this project please visit their website.

Midori Uchi
Midori Uchi © Naikoon Contracting Ltd.