Passive Design Toolkits

The City of Vancouver has developed and approved two passive design toolkits detailing ways to reduce energy use in new buildings, which are a major source of greenhouse gas emissions in Vancouver.

The toolkits provide best practices for homes and larger buildings for passive design elements such as layout, orientation, insulation, landscaping and ventilation. They are targeted to City staff and the design and development communities, intended to help us move toward a new, higher standard of energy efficiency without sacrificing thermal comfort. This work is supportive of the City's goal of becoming the greenest city.
Authors: Cobalt Engineering, Hughes Condon Marler : Architects
Publisher: City of Vancouver
Jul, 2009
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