Mayor Robertson Showcases Vancouver’s First Passive Homes on Cycle Tour

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Three Vancouver Passive House projects will be on display this Saturday, October 3, during a bicycle tour led by Mayor Robertson, as part of the North American Passive House Network conference.

The bicycle tour is part of the North American Passive House Network conference and trade show (NAPHN15), taking place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Vancouver October 1 and 2. The event will bring together green building experts, designers and policy makers from around the world for knowledge sharing, workshops and networking in Canada’s greenest city.

“The City of Vancouver is pleased to support Passive House design as it is increasingly recognized as a leading energy efficient home building method,” said Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson. “Passive House will help Vancouver achieve our Greenest City 2020 Action Plan by providing significant GHG reductions and energy savings for home owners, as well as supporting our new goal for a shift to 100% renewable energy. We are actively seeking ways to make building Passive House an increasingly easy option for new home builds in Vancouver.”

Passive House is the world’s most energy efficient building standard and can reduce the heating and cooling energy demand of a building by up to 90%. The City of Vancouver has recognized Passive House as a key tool to achieving net zero buildings by 2020 and have been developing policies to advance building energy efficiency as part of the City’s green building strategy.

The cycle tour with Mayor Robertson will start from downtown at 9am, stopping in East Vancouver and then to Point Grey to celebrate three of the first Passive House projects in Vancouver. The Mayor will speak about the Passive House standard and the City’s plan for carbon reduction.

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