Vancouver Building By-law Info Session

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Crossroads Building, CityLab Room (ground level)

511 West Broadway

Vancouver, BC V5Z 1E6


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Why an Info Session?

These sessions are intended to inform Residential Developers, Large Single Family Home Builders, Design and Engineering Professionals and Energy Advisors of Vancouver Building By-law and process updates, some of which will come into effect March 1st 2018.

The City of Vancouver would like to invite you to attend one of two free information sessions:

Date: February 20th, 2018 and March 13th, 2018

Time: 8:00am to 9:30am

Location: Crossroads Building, 511 West Broadway, CityLab Room (ground level, entrance next to Blenz Coffee)

*Note: doors are not open to the public before 7:45am

Seminar Agenda:

7:45 – Coffee and snacks served

8:00 – Alignment of Energy Efficiency (Part 10) By-laws for 1-6 Storey Residential Buildings (this alignment does not affect single family homes)

8:20 – GHG Emissions Cap for Large Homes (>325m2)

  • Forms and submission requirements overview

8:30 – High level discussion of other initiatives

  • Zoning By-law updates for thermal wall exclusions
  • Zoning By-law relaxations for larger Passive House projects
  • Process changes to protect Heritage home elements in renovations (Energy Advisor -specific update)

8:45 –Q&A

9:00 – End of formal session. Staff will be present afterwards to answer additional questions

Registration and Contact

Cost: Free (you must register to attend)

Limit: Maximum 2 persons per company

Please RSVP your attendance at this Eventbrite page.

Event Parking

There is limited 2 hour parking in the City Hall parking lot, as well as the 10th avenue surface lot. You can register your car in the security office on the ground floor to stay for over 2 hours.

Otherwise, you will need to find external parking. City Hall is also accessible by Skytrain, 99 B-line bus and cycle routes.

For Additional Information

Read about these updates at The changes to the energy section of the Building By-law were consulted on in early 2016 and passed by council in February 2017 (see council report here:

For additional information about the sessions, please contact Brady Faught at

Thank you & we hope to see you at one of the sessions.


City of Vancouver Sustainability Team

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