The green buildings policy for rezoning developed by the city of Vancouver requires a Whole Building Lifecycle Assessment (WBLCA) and to disclose the results as part of their rezoning submission. Confused? Energy Advisors can help with this!
The Green Building Policy offers two pathways to compliance, A) Near Zero Emissions Buildings, and B) Low Emissions Green Buildings.
To comply with the first pathway, projects shall be designed to meet Passive House requirements and apply for certification, or to an alternate near-zero-emissions building standard, such as the International Living Building Institute’s Net Zero Energy Building Certification, among others.
The second pathway, the low emissions green buildings pathway, represents City priority outcomes, establishing limits on heat loss, energy use, and greenhouse gases, and drawing on industry best practices to create more efficient, healthy and comfortable homes and workplaces.
Regardless of the pathway, you’re considering, our Energy Advisors would be happy to chat with you if you have any questions. You can otherwise find more information on the City of Vancouver’s Green Building Policy for Rezoning here.