Client: City of Vancouver
Scope: Strategic Sustainability Planning
This toolkit presents best practices for the application of passive design in Vancouver. It was created to establish a common vision and a new definition of passive design. The guide outlines strategies to maximize occupant health and comfort and to minimize energy use by relying less on mechanical and electrical systems. Furthermore, the guide is intended to help move the Vancouver design community toward a new, higher standard of energy efficiency without sacrificing thermal comfort.
Michel, while at Hughes Condon Marler: Architects, prepared this comprehensive toolkit in partnership with Cobalt Engineering. It has become an essential resource to the local development industry, and as a framework for the City of Vancouver’s Planning Department to review proposed designs and update its design guidelines and bylaws.
Team: Local Practice (Sustainability Consultant while with HCMA)
Project Completion: 2009