Vancouver Zero Emissions centre underway

Gil Kelley, general manager of planning for the City of Vancouver: “Vancouver is fortunate to have an innovative and courageous building industry" | BIV file photo

The Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA) in partnership with the City of Vancouver, Passive House Canada and the Open Green Building Society are building a Vancouver Zero Emissions Building Centre of Excellence.

It will be “a collaborative platform to strengthen the public, private and civic capacities to deliver zero emissions buildings,” according to the VRCA.

The mission of the centre is to accelerate local developers, designers and builders in the deliver of zero emissions new residential and commercial buildings in Vancouver.

 “Vancouver is fortunate to have an innovative and courageous building industry,” says Gil Kelley, general manager of planning for the City of Vancouver.

As host of the centre, VRCA will work with key partners including the Greater Vancouver Home Builders Association, the Roofing Contractors Association of BC and other companies and agencies.

The centre will be located at 128 West Hastings Street, Vancouver. Helen Goodland of Brantwood Consulting will serve as interim executive director. An official launch of the Centre is planned for this summer.