The Heights is a mixed-use green building under construction in East Vancouver. Photo: Stephen Hui, Pembina Institute

Passive House building tour in East VancouverThe Heights


Nov. 7, 2016 10:30am The Heights, Vancouver, British Columbia tour - Invitation only

The Pembina Institute organized a media tour of an exciting green building under construction in Vancouver. The Heights, a six-storey, 85-unit market rental residential building, is being built to super energy efficient specifications — targeting Passive House certification.

The architect, builder, developer, and experts from the City of Vancouver, Passive House Canada, and Pembina Institute were on site to talk about the mixed-use project and how it relates to the city’s Zero Emissions Building Plan, B.C.’s climate plan, and the pan-Canadian framework on clean growth and climate change.


Photos: Passive House tour 2016 on Flickr

Media release: Vancouver is ground zero for low-carbon buildings boom in North America

Media advisory: Canada’s largest Passive House green building is coming to Vancouver

Report: Accelerating Market Transformation for High-Performance Building Enclosures

Join the conversation on Twitter: #PassiveHouseYVR @Pembina


Media coverage

Global B.C.: Heat it with a hair dryer: ‘Passive homes’ on the rise in Vancouver (video)

Global Okanagan: Living without a furnace, Passive Housing on the rise in B.C. (video)

CBC News: Vancouver leads North America in certified ultra-efficient buildings, says new report

Georgia Straight: Green Living: Passive-house project in East Vancouver sets new city standard for green buildings

Metro: Builders tour Canada's largest 'Passive House' in Vancouver

Vancouver Courier: East Side apartment complex will be country's largest Passive House building

Journal of Commerce: Vancouver passive house project shows energy-efficient future (video)

Sustainable Biz Canada: The Passive House boom is underway

Skyrise Cities: New Vancouver Housing Development Could Become Canada's Largest Passive House

Xinhua News Agency: Passive house under construction in Vancouver

Roundhouse Radio: New Vancouver rental building helping city meet climate change targets


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