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Passive House Developments Rising in Vancouver

Multi-family developments targeting the Passive House standard are rising in the City of Vancouver. Progressive developers are adopting the voluntary energy-based standard to achieve the  requirements outlined in the City of Vancouver’s Zero Emissions Building Plan. In return, developers benefit from many discretionary zoning variances offered by the City of Vancouver and future occupants benefit from living and working in a comfortable and healthy building.

Innotech is specified as the fenestration manufacturer in many of the multi-family developments in the City of Vancouver (and beyond) targeting Passive House certification. With the help of the team at 360, we recently went on a quick tour of these projects that are under construction. Watch the tour on Instagram here or read on below:

The Peak

The Peak is a 6-storey affordable rental housing development by Cornerstone Architecture and Edge Construction + Design. The nearly complete building was recently the location of the first HAVAN Technical Tailgate.

Timbre & Harmony 

Timbre & Harmony by Brightside Homes broke ground a few months ago. Designed by Ryder Architecture and built by ETRO Construction, the development features two 6-storey buildings with a total of 157 affordable housing units for seniors. Completion is scheduled for Spring 2024.

3510 Fraser Street

3510 Fraser Street is a low emission green development by VAHA (Vancouver Affordable Housing Agency). The 6-storey mixed-use affordable housing development is designed by DYS Architecture and built by Ventana Construction. Completion is scheduled for Spring 2023.

UBC Evolve 

The nearly complete UBC Evolve is a 6-storey, 110-unit staff and student housing development. Designed by ZGF Architecture and built by Peak Construction Group for UBC Properties Trust, the multi-family development will be a part of UBC’s Living Laboratory as a research opportunity to help inform UBC’s long-term goals to reduce energy requirements for buildings. + Learn more about the project here

The Sentinel Townhouses

The Sentinel Townhouses by Denna Homes is a small townhouse development targeting Passive House certification. Designed by DA Architects + Planners and built by ITC Construction, the six new townhouses will be completed later this year.


To learn more about our Passive House certified windows and doors, click here. And don’t forget to give us a follow on Instagram for construction updates on these projects and many more!