Pembina Institute Hosts Tour of King Edward Villa
King Edward Villa in Vancouver is being recognized by leading sustainability champions as one of the city’s most energy efficient buildings. Last week, as part of Earth Day activities in the City of Vancouver and the expected release of the BC Government’s Climate Leadership Plan, the Pembina Institute, a non-profit think-tank that advocates for strong, effective policies to support Canada’s clean-energy transition, along with the builder Performance Construction, hosted a tour of the apartment building for city officials, industry and media.
Speaking to The Vancouver Courier, a representative from the Pembina Institute stated “we want to see more buildings of this quality and design”. King Edward Villa is being praised as a model project for sustainable building technologies and materials. With the assistance of E3 Eco Group, King Edward Villa is set to achieve LEED Platinum certification – the highest classification of one of the industry’s most stringent green building standards.
King Edward Villa is built to achieve superior energy efficiency goals to help reduce the carbon emissions. The City of Vancouver is recognized as a progressive leader for positive environmental action. As part of its Greenest City Action Plan, all new buildings constructed from 2020 onward will be carbon-neutral, while zero-emissions buildings will soon follow as part of the ZEN plan (if approved by City Council). The King Edward Villa meets many of the city’s Greenest City Action Plan goals.
Innotech was invited to the tour as we supplied and installed the windows and doors for the 6-storey 77-unit building. Learn more about our Innotech products and the King Edward Villa here.
Vancouver Courier: King Edward Villa embodies vision for greener buildings
Breakfast Television: More green buildings are going up in the City of Vancouver (starts at minute 2:45)
Pembina Institute: Green Building Tour for Earth Day
E3 Eco Group: Green Building Tour for Earth Day
Photos courtesy of Stephen Hui, Pembina Institute.