City of Vancouver Passive Design Toolkit



Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Project Completion Date

December 2008

Project Type

Light House Services

Research and Guideline Development





Design Team

Project Summary

Light House developed a Passive Design Guideline that serves as a reference for City staff as well as the public in the benefits of passive design and guidelines on how to implement passive strategies in construction and design of Part 9 buildings. The passive design strategies identified are accompanied by generic cost information and benefits delivered. Buildings designed using passive design strategies experience cost savings from dispensing with conventional heating systems and instead upgrading the building envelope and the heat recovery ventilation system.