From barn to brewery
We transformed an old horse barn to an energy efficient brewery. GoodLot Farmstead Brewing makes hyperlocal beers, growing their ingredients on their organic farm or getting them locally. Now GoodLot is one of Canada’s first (if not the first) 100% electric brewery with solar power.
The brewery is super airtight, designed to meet passive house standards with super insulated walls and roof (R40) and R60 attic. We focused on using recycled (where possible) and recyclable materials. We used lower carbon concrete - saving 60% carbon reduction over typical concrete - recycled content rebar, recycled content galvalume interior wall, ceiling lining of brewery, and exterior foundation skirt. All wood not reused is FSC wood. Windows and doors are passive house standard triple glazed wood aluminum clad. LED lights are used without. Finally we used durable non toxic finishes on the interior.
Read more about the low carbon approach to this build (and see more photos) in the article "Beer and Building Science Inseparable At Last."
For more images of this project (by Jesse Matthews) see here.