Journalists and city planners attended the green building tour for Earth Day organized by the Pembina Institute. Photo: Stephen Hui, Pembina Institute

Green building tour for Earth DayKing Edward Villa

Apr. 13, 2016 12:00am Vancouver tour - Invitation only

When: Wednesday, April 13, 2016
10am (PDT)

Where: King Edward Villa

Photos: Green building tour on Flickr

Backgrounder: Tour of super energy efficient rental building

Media contact: Stephen Hui

A week before Earth Day, the Pembina Institute organized a media tour of a cutting-edge green building under construction in Vancouver.

King Edward Villa, a six-storey market rental residential building, is being built to super energy efficient specifications — targeting LEED Platinum certification and inspired by the Passive House standard.

The builder, energy consultant, local window manufacturer, City of Vancouver staff, and Tom-Pierre Frappé-Sénéclauze and Karen Tam Wu of the Pembina Institute were on hand to talk about the project and how it relates to B.C.’s Climate Leadership Plan and the city’s Zero-Emission New Building Strategy — both due out later this year.

Journalists from three news outlets and staff of the cities of North Vancouver, Richmond and Surrey attended the tour.

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