The Narrows Passive House

Client: Steiner Properties Ltd.
Location: Vancouver, BC
Delivery Method: Construction Management
Size: 39,683 sq. ft.
Completion: 2024
Project Highlights
  • Six-storey mixed-use build in East Vancouver
  • 48 residential rental suites and ground-level retail units
  • Designed to Passive House Standard
  • Zero lot line setbacks on east and west

Centrally located within Vancouver’s Hastings-Sunrise neighbourhood, The Narrows is a six-storey mixed-use Passive House project appropriately named as a result of it being tightly flanked on either side by two existing buildings. The project’s Passive House classification means that construction must meet a world-leading standard of energy efficiency. The final product requires less than 10% of the energy required in conventional construction and produces energy savings in excess of 90%.

The Narrows faced many unique design challenges. With only 4-inches separating the adjacent buildings, Scott’s project team prefabricated the 30-foot exterior wall system for installation. In addition, being located near an extremely busy transit corridor also required that our team members planned logistics accordingly and worked with a high-degree of safety.

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