Ryder Architecture has received unanimous approval from the Vancouver city council for their Passive House affordable housing development in Vancouver for the non-profit organization Brightside Community Homes Foundation. The development’s design is in response to the foundation’s ideals, namely the mandate to build and foster resilient communities for those who struggle to meet the demands of market housing.
Construction company Pomerleau has been awarded a design-bridge-build contract for the construction of a new residence hall at the University of Toronto (U of T) Scarborough. Delivery is scheduled for the Fall 2023 semester.
The benefits of high-performance buildings are being recognized by owners, designers, and policy-makers alike. This led to an uptake in Passive House (PH) design, as it is widely recognized as the most rigorous energy-based standard in the construction industry today.
The Passive House Institute in Darmstadt, Germany, has announced the Passive House Award 2020 to reward pioneering projects in the field of energy efficient construction. A special focus of the competition will be on integrated renewable energy supply.
CSC Grand Valley is holding a luncheon seminar on “Introduction to Passive House Design.” The event takes place on Wednesday, November 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Grand Valley Construction Association.
CSC Vancouver is holding a general meeting and presentation on “Charting New Territory in Passive House,” on Thursday, April 11. The event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Sandman Hotel.
The Ken Soble Tower Transformation project by ERA Architects will rehabilitate a post-war apartment in Hamilton to Passive House standards. It also aims to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 94 per cent and lay the groundwork for industry-wide, ultra-low energy retrofits across the country.