Canadian projects among 2021 Passive House Awards finalists

The Fort St. John, BC project.

Two Canadian projects are among the 20 finalists for the 2021 Passive House Awards.

The Passive House Awards is an international architectural competition for energy efficient buildings. Projects are evaluated based on design, cost effectiveness, innovation, energy supply and sustainability.

The first Canadian finalist is a multi-family dwelling in Fort St. John, BC which is Canada’s second-largest passive house building, and northernmost building of its type achieving Passive House standards. The project is a collaboration between BC Hyrdo and BC Housing, with work from Low Hammond Rowe Architecture, Bearisto Engineering and Aqua Coast Engineers. The building features air to air heat pumps and a high-performance gas boiler.

The Soo Valley project, Pemberton, BC.

The second Canadian finalist is a detached single-family home in Soo Valley, Pemberton, BC constructed with mass timber. The off-grid prototype generates its own energy and minimizes its carbon footprint through geo-exchange heat pumps connected to low thermal mass radiant floor. The project was completed by Perkins+Will Architects, Integral Group, RDH and Durfeld Constructors.

The winners will be presented and live-streamed September 10, 2021 during the 25th International Passive House Conference in Wuppertal, Germany.

Click here for more information on all the finalists.


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