King Edward Villa Achieves LEED® Platinum Certification
Congratulations to the entire building team of the King Edward Villa in Vancouver! The six-storey mixed-use residential project has achieved LEED® certification at the platinum level – the highest Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification available.
King Edward Villa was designed and built to reduce energy consumption, improve occupant comfort, and ensure long-lasting durability. The building was built with locally made double-insulated prefabricated wood walls and floor trusses. Off-site wood prefabrication not only significantly lowered build costs and reduced completion time to two months (further decreasing build costs), but also increased the building’s overall energy-efficiency. The highly insulated walls were paired with our high-performance windows and doors to further improve energy-efficiency.
Project Manager Paul Warwick sums up the results of a well-built, high-performance building envelope:
We now have a year and a half of performance data, and the numbers are really good. A small, six-hundred-square-foot apartment costs less than one hundred dollars a year to heat. So it’s very impressive. These buildings use about 50 to 60 percent less energy than is mandated currently by energy codes. – Source
Learn more about the King Edward Villa here.