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.
Mechanical/ Electrical Engineer
Building Envelope and PHPP Consultant
PASSIVE HOUSE METRICS
Air changes per hour
0.6 ACH₅₀ (design)v