Sustainable Building Programs

This is an abbreviated summary of various types of ‘Efficient Building’ that applies in British Columbia.  For detailed questions on each program please CONTACT US or the Authority pertaining to the type of building program.

Passive House

  • Building Shape

    Gulf Island Passive House © HA Photograhy 2015

  • Solar Exposure
  • Superinsulation
  • Air TIghtness
  • Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) & Ventilation
  • Reduce Thermal Bridging

Cost of Program refers to administrative costs only, not cost of building materials or methods.  This is a rough estimate only; costs will vary depending on the size and complexity of the house, and the services required.

  • $$$$
  • On a scale of 1 (Easy) to 5 (Difficult):  5
  • 0.6 AC/H
  • No, Energuide is not a requirement.

Built Green

  • Envelope & Energy

    Mermaid Manor:  Bright Idea Photography

  • Materials & Methods
  • Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) & Ventilation
  • Waste Management
  • Water Conservation

Cost of Program refers to administrative costs only, not cost of building materials or methods.  This is a rough estimate only; costs will vary depending on the size and complexity of the house, and the services required.

  • $
  • On a scale of 1 (Easy) to 5 (Difficult):  1
  • No specified target
  • Yes

Net Zero

  • Solar Exposure
  • Efficient Construction
  • Integrated Renewables
  • Grid-tied
  • Water Conservation

Cost of Program refers to administrative costs only, not cost of building materials or methods.  This is a rough estimate only; costs will vary depending on the size and complexity of the house, and the services required.

  • $$
  • On a scale of 1 (Easy) to 5 (Difficult):  2
  • 1.5 AC/H
  • Yes

LEED

  • Innovation & Design
  • Location & Linkages
  • Sustainable Sites
  • Water Efficiency
  • Energy & Atmosphere
  • Materials & Resources
  • Indoor Environmental Quality
  • Awareness & Education

Cost of Program refers to administrative costs only, not cost of building materials or methods.  This is a rough estimate only; costs will vary depending on the size and complexity of the house, and the services required.

  • $$$$$
  • On a scale of 1 (Easy) to 5 (Difficult):  4
  • No specific target
  • Yes

R2000

  • Energy
  • Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
  • Sustainable Materials

Cost of Program refers to administrative costs only, not cost of building materials or methods.  This is a rough estimate only; costs will vary depending on the size and complexity of the house, and the services required.

  • $$$
  • On a scale of 1 (Easy) to 5 (Difficult):  3
  • 1.5 AC/H
  • Yes