City of Vancouver’s Gastown Zero Emissions Childcare Centre

Annual Report 2019-2020
August 10, 2020
City of Vancouver Energy Targets for Part 3 Buildings
August 18, 2020

As part of the Zero Emissions Building Plan, the City of Vancouver committed to designing all new City-owned buildings to the Passive House or an equivalent standard and eliminate the use of fossil fuels. In 2018, the City started the development of a childcare centre on the roofs of a pair of adjacent parkades in downtown Vancouver to provide much-needed childcare spaces in the neighbourhood. Partial prefabrication techniques are used to expedite on-site construction and to facilitate building a high-performance envelope. In addition to Passive House, the project also pursued LEED v4 Gold certification.