January 1, 2019

Goldstream Avenue

Goldstream Avenue

Owned and operated by the Greater Victoria Housing Society, this six-storey wood-frame building will be providing 102 affordable housing units plus supporting space to low- to moderate-income families, seniors, and working adults.

The building will include underground parking.

The project is striving to meet Passive House standards within a very tight budget, leading the design team to prioritize solutions that are durable, low maintenance, and cost-effective.

Wood framing was chosen for its sustainability and familiarity to local trades.

Exterior insulation and thermal-bridge-free cladding attachments, along with a vapour-permeable air barrier and exterior sun shading, are helping this building to achieve the highest possible performance.

TEAM

Owner

Greater Victoria Housing Society

Architect

Cascadia Architects

Structural Engineer

RJC Engineers

Mechanical/ Electrical Engineer

Williams Engineering

Building Envelope and PHPP Consultant

RDH Building Science

PASSIVE HOUSE METRICS

Heating demand

12 kWh/m²a

Primary energy

120 kWh/m²a

Air changes per hour

0.6 ACH₅₀ (design)v

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