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We are nationally recognized as the premier custom home builder of quality, luxury custom homes in Western Canada. Innovation, energy efficiency, and the protection of environment are the guiding principles of our business and enables our continued success.

Naikoon Contracting Ltd. is a licenced custom home builder specializing in Passive House & NetZero Construction.

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Naikoon Contracting Ltd. is an industry leader in building to the highest green standards. From implementing energy efficient technology to picking reclaimed and environmentally materials, they pride themselves on delivering a finished project that will meet and exceed your expectations.

A number of green building techniques are available for consideration with your new build or renovation.

Whether you are looking for a new custom home, major renovation or non-residential building, trust the Naikoon team to provide you with a variety options to meet your specific needs.

Cross Laminated Timber
Economic, social, and environmental benefits can all be associated with innovative techniques in the field of construction, and moving forward in the direction of sustainable and green building practices, the possibilities are endless with respect to innovation in the field. One area in particular Naikoon Contracting Ltd. has focused on, is the building materials themselves. Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) panels are quickly becoming a widely excepted practice because of the many positive advantages and cost-effective benefits to using the system. This system is energy efficient helping control heating costs and maintaining comfort levels, while safety concerns are addressed with the product being fire-resistant as well as having comparable structural integrity to concrete. With concrete construction responsible for 8% of the world’s carbon emissions, replacing it with a more sustainable and equally as durable product (such as wood CLT panels), is a major contributing factor towards a cleaner environment. This cost competitive, wood based product is created by laying wood planks on top of one another, laminated in layers at right angles, and glued together with massive amounts of pressure, with the end result being a component of the system in the form of a interlocking panel. One of the newest, and most interesting developments as this product emerges into the North American market, is the ability to use Pine Beetle infected lumber. This could be a viable way, in the future, to maximize the potential of otherwise non-harvestable timber.
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Reclaimed Lumber
The materials and resources that are used in any given project are the foundations to the overall functioning of the structure itself. They are very important in the overall grand scheme of things, not just because they are physically relied upon to erect the home, but because of the underlying aspects and costs associated with production, consumption, transportation, and disposal. These processes have significant impact on the environment at many different levels and anything that can be done to mitigate these consequences is a step in the right direction. Aside from practicing waste management and using environmentally preferable materials, conservation is also very important in using and reclaiming existing materials, more specifically in our case, lumber. By choosing to select resources material (lumber) that has already at some point been harvested and manufactured, there are not only substantial savings to the bottom line, but a lessened impact to the environment as well. This process of reclaiming lumber needs to be addressed typically in the cery stages, as it is prudent to plan in the design phase how the sourced our reclaimed wood can be effectively, practically, and aesthetically utilized. there is a considerable amount of time and effort that goes into this innovative technique, as sourcing out demolition sites for lumber retrieval and finding materials that, after careful consideration, will in fact be functional to use in a future project, occupies many hours. A place to store the materials is also necessary, as well as the tools to ‘reclaim’ the wood and unsheathe the beautiful wood below. At the end of the day, the process is time consuming but the benefits and the outcome in the final product far outweigh any time given to reclaiming the lumber.
Photovoltaics
Sunlight is an abundant sustainable energy source that we can harness and offset our energy consumption. This clean energy source can be captured through Photovoltaic Arrays. These arrays are comprised of panels or modules, which are comprised of solar cells containing photovoltaic material. These arrays, when placed in strategic locations to capture the most sunlight, generate electrical power by converting solar radiation into direct current electricity. With increasing demand for renewable energy, photovoltaics are a excellent way to considerable lessen and offset our energy utilization. Controllers and inverters allow for the modules to effectively power the utility load of the residence. The BC Net Metering program allows for monitoring of the electricity generated from the arrays as you are tied into the utility grid, and a credit is applied when you begin to generate more than you are consuming. This is a great way to offset your electricity consumption. Energy generated from these modules can also be completely off the grid, where you can generate all your electricity needs and any excess can be stored in battery banks. Terratek Energy Solutions recently installed 3 (kW) system on the Midori Uchi project in North Vancouver.
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Structural Insulated Panel System (SIPS)
Structural insulated panels are used in roof and wall assemblies in place of standard construction practices. A higher overall thermal resistance and a reduction in thermal bridging, compared to standard framing and wall construction, leads to better performance of the home and can reduce heating and cooling costs over the long term. The product is manufactured to exact specification and delivered to the site ready to assemble. This increases the overall efficiency of the build while reducing construction time. The package arrives with a design plan and all the components are labeled in accordance to a design map. Everything then fits together similar to a puzzle, or a Lego set. The product is inherently green and well insulated. We used this method on the Midori Uchi project to assemble the roof. The roof was assembled in a day and a half using 12 ¼ panels with an R-value rating of 4 per inch. All in a days work…
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Exterior Insulation
Insulation in a green built home is just as important as the innovative features that come together to complete the project, in fact, it can be one of the most important elements. Superior insulation is key in maximizing energy saving and creating a home with a high exterior R-value. Rockboard 80 from Roxul, was used on the exterior of the home and created an innovative way to insulate the home as this technique is permeable, thus breathable.
DRAIN WATER HEAT RECOVERY
Drain Water Heat Recovery is implemented to capture and recycle heat from wastewater. Multiple copper coils are wrapped parallel around a central drainpipe, which maximizes heat transfer performance by raising the incoming water temperature with the recycled heat. With the incoming water being preheated before going into the water heater, it uses less energy to raise temperature to desired level. The PowerPipe can be used in combination with virtually any water heating system. It is a low maintenance system that saves up to 40% of water heating costs and reducing total home energy consumption by up to 10%.
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Water Recollection
Water recycling is an important aspect of building green; the recollection strategy that was put into place was used in conjunction with permeable landscaping to recycle rainwater for use in irrigation as well as plumbed in for gray water toilet functions. On this project, we buried a 900-gallon polyethylene tank from Canwest Tanks and Ecological Systems, below grade at the exterior of the house and linked it up through the aforementioned system.

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