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King Edward Villa

Kingsway has a new castle in King Edward Villa: a 77-unit prefabricated building in one of Vancouver, BC’s most vibrant neighbourhoods. The teams behind this energy-efficient multi-family apartment building are GBL Architects and Performance Builders who combined their expertise to design and build a truly landmark project.

Built under the City of Vancouver’s Secured Market Rental Housing Policy, Innotech supplied and installed large assemblies of Tilt + Turn Windows Fixed Windows and Terrace Swing Doors for the off-site prefabricated walls by Mitsui Home Canada. Innotech windows and doors were selected primarily because of their energy efficiency (air tightness), acoustical performance and overall durability.

Performance Construction ensured that every component in the building envelope worked together to achieve a highly energy efficient apartment building. Working with LEED® consultants E3 Eco Group, the building team achieved LEED® Platinum certification for King Edward Villa – the highest Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification available. The windows and doors are a critical component of the super insulated construction and were specified to help the building reduce its overall carbon emissions. The double glazed windows and doors with LowE 366 coating have a U-value of 0.26. It is estimated that a 500 foot studio at King Edward Villa will only cost under $60 per year to heat – a 75% saving!

King Edward Villa, LEED Platinum, Vancouver, BC

Kingsway Street in Vancouver is one of the city’s busiest traffic areas. Reducing noise to create comfortable apartments was an important goal when selecting the project’s windows and doors. Depending on the location and size of the windows and doors, various glass thicknesses as well as laminated glass was used to provide optimal sound attenuation throughout the building.

Durability was also an important consideration. Performance Construction made sure the right building technologies and materials were used to limit the building’s operating costs over many decades. Innotech hybrid uPVC and steel windows and doors help significantly lower the building’s energy consumption, provide a much longer service life, and offer ease of maintenance, a key factor for building owners.

Earth Day Tour at King Edward Villa

King Edward Villa is raising the bar for highly energy efficient construction in a city that has the highest green building standards in Canada. In April 2016, the Pembina Institute and Performance Construction hosted a green building tour of King Edward Villa as part of Earth Day activities in the City of Vancouver. + Read more

Media Coverage

REMI Network: Winning with Wood

Vancouver Courier: King Edward Villa embodies vision for greener buildings

Metro News: Vancouver’s newest green building boasts annual heating bill of $60 or less

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

Vancouver Sun: B.C. looks to build faster, cheaper rental homes with prefabricated units