Cost Assessment of a Bundle of Green Measures for New Part 9 Buildings

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Location

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Project Completion Date

March 2008

Project Type

Light House Services

Research and Advisory

Client

Size

Budget

Certification

Design Team

Project Summary

The City of Vancouver asked Light House to analyze the costs of a variety of measures that were designed to increase the energy efficiency and overall sustainability of new part 9 buildings (low-rise residential) in the City of Vancouver. Light House used a combination of energy modeling analysis, product/market research, and industry interviews and to create a list of recommended changes to the Vancouver Building Bylaw that would increase their sustainability without increasing the total building costs by more than 2%. These recommendations formed the basis of the City’s newly launched “Green Homes Program”.