Water and Cordova Child Care Addition
committed to designing all new City-owned buildings to the Passive House or an equivalent standard and eliminate the use of fossil fuels.
In 2018, the City started the development of a childcare centre on the roofs of a pair of adjacent parkades in downtown Vancouver to provide muchneeded childcare spaces in the neighbourhood. Partial prefabrication techniques are used to expedite on-site construction and to facilitate building a high-performance envelope. In addition to Passive House, the project also pursued LEED v4 Gold certification.
The City of Vancouver developed the Zero Emissions Building
Plan (ZEBP) in 2016 to address global climate change
concerns by developing a roadmap for all new buildings to
achieve zero operational GHG emissions by 2030. In 2017, the
Province of British Columbia enacted the B.C. Energy Step
Code to incrementally move toward net-zero energy ready
buildings in 2032.