Sustainable living is not just a choice at the supermarket, it is a way of life.
With electricity and natural gas generating the largest amount of greenhouse gas emissions in residential buildings, Passive Home technology offers a new way of looking at sustainability in the home.
“These homes are like the Tesla car of the real estate industry,” says Gordana Plemic, Director of Sales and Operations with Dimex Group and Managing Broker of Dimex Realty Inc. “Our homes do not use any gas — they run on electricity but they are very efficient, very comfortable and provide a healthy breathing environment.”
In an effort to lower the carbon footprint of residential homes and provide long-term value in Vancouver’s fastest growing community, Dimex Group is building the future of sustainable homes today — using Passive House building technology in the heart of Grandview-Woodland.
Templeton. Photo: Dimex Group.
Originating in Germany and Austria, this building concept is focused on constructing energy-efficient, and high performance environmental homes. Comfortable, beautiful, and affordable, Passive Houses aim to lower our carbon footprint by reducing heating costs by up to 90%.
These homes deliver more than just heat savings by maintaining consistent temperatures, eliminating heat loss, and drastically improving indoor air quality and circulation for families living in the heart of the city.
Eco-friendly Passive House homes follow these five standard construction principles:
- Super Insulated Exterior Walls
- High-Performance Triple-Glazed Windows
- Fresh Air Heat Recovery Ventilation System
- Thermal Bridge Free Continuous Insulation
- Airtight Construction
Commercial Drive. Photo: AIRISA Photography.
With both projects set in the heart of Commercial Drive, the Templeton and Lakewood communities give you access to a distinctive lifestyle in one of Vancouver's most iconic neighbourhoods. Within close walking distance, The Drive's friendly village atmosphere, cultural diversity, and locally-owned boutiques, shops, and restaurants create a way of life that is naturally welcoming, and is about to take an exciting transformation into a pedestrian and cycling-focused village within the city.
It’s the perfect place for families to call home, as the neighbourhood is filled with high quality schooling options for the kids, and the area’s rapid transit options makes getting to post-secondary institutions like Langara College, Vancouver Community College, and UBC easy with the 99B Line and upcoming Broadway extension connecting from the existing Commercial Street Skytrain Station. Plus, downtown is only a quick 10 minute drive away and the new St.Paul's Hospital is just around the corner!
Courtyard at Templeton. Photo: Dimex Group.
With 60 homes available across a mix of 1 + 2 + 3 bedroom condos and garden townhomes at Templeton, plus 24 executive urban townhomes that include a collection of 1 bedroom garden homes and 3 bedroom townhomes at Lakewood, these Passive House properties provide contemporary style, unparalleled comfort, and a customizable homes focused on sustainability.
Both Templeton and Lakewood offer a selection of home sizes and layouts — from adaptable flex spaces that can be used as a home office, for extra storage, or even a kid’s play space, to the option of being able to live on 1, 2 or 3 floors — designed to match your preferred lifestyle.
Templeton Ensuite. Photo: Dimex Group.
Spacious and luxurious spaces are a key feature of Templeton and Lakewood, from spacious bedrooms with large wall-to-wall closets to generous private outdoor spaces for entertaining. Even the ensuite bathrooms were designed with tranquil luxury in mind, with floating quartz double vanity, frameless glass shower, and recessed lighting.
The U-shaped kitchens feature stainless steel appliances, generous quartz countertops, and room for a dining table for the perfect mix of elegance and practicality.
Lakewood Kitchen and Living Room. Photo: Dimex Group.
With these customizable Passive Houses, you can choose your interior contemporary colour scheme and bring your dream home to life with private patios that allow the light to shine on these homes' designs.
From classic, west coast-inspired schemes combining organic and raw elements of refined oak wood and timeless marble tiles, to bold, modern schemes with dual-toned accents of sophisticated and contrasting black and white, Dimex Group’s designer interior options allow you to create the home you’ve always wanted.
Lakewood Living Room. Photo: Dimex Group.
To date, over 60,000 Passive Homes have been built worldwide. Leading Vancouver’s real estate industry with Passive House design and construction, Dimex Group is committed to building quality homes that are comfortable, healthy, and environmentally sustainable.
Built with the future in mind, these Passive House homes are more than simply a home for today, but are made to be a home for generations.