The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) announced the 14 winners of its 2020 Leadership and Green Building Excellence Awards yesterday. Among the winners were two British Columbia-based innovators and the City of Vancouver. Vancouver was awarded the Government Leadership title for its work to reduce embodied carbon and its increasingly “aggressive green building strategies” that often encourage developers and homeowners to build to Passive House standard.
One of B.C‑based winners was Colin Pinchin, who won the Andy Kesteloo Memorial Project Award for student leadership. His project, Pathways: A Sustainable Approach for Rehabilitation and Regeneration of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, seeks to “provide Vancouver’s vulnerable demographic with a place to find comfort, good health, dignity, and identity” with more transitional housing, place regeneration, and skills development programs.
The other B.C.-based winner was BattersbyHowat Architects’ West Bay Passive House, which took the Inspiring Home award. The three-story home in West Vancouver spans 4,000 square feet, has a solar roof, two terraces and two landscaped gardens. The home also one of nine winners of Sustainable Architecture & Building Magazine’s Canadian Green Building Awards.
BC Business has more.
This Passive House and net-zero BC home is a wonderful example of how a super-efficient house can be cost-effective and beautiful, too!
Winning firms include BattersbyHowat Architects, Kearns Mancini Architects, and Waymark Architecture.
Big move #4, “all new and replacement heating and hot water systems will be zero-emission by 2025” was approved by council in April 2020
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