The Narrows Passive House
|Steiner Properties Ltd.
|39,683 sq. ft.
- Five-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 five 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 will require less than 10% of the energy required in conventional construction and will produce energy savings in excess of 90%.
The Narrows is faced with many unique design challenges. Because of 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 requires that our team members plan logistics accordingly and work with a high-degree of safety.
*Renderings by Cornerstone Architecture.