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ONLINE: Built in Canada: The Narrows – A Mixed Use, Multi-family Dwelling – 28 Feb 2024


Wednesday Feb 28, 2024 from 10 am to 12 pm PT

*Date is subject to change

Webinar description

Situated in the vibrant Hastings-Sunrise neighbourhood—where the North Shore mountains, downtown Vancouver, and Burnaby converge—Narrows stands as a six-storey, wood-framed showpiece, housing 48 meticulously designed rental homes.

Developed by Steiner Properties, the Narrows embodies industrial design in an urban environment, drawing inspiration from the raw beauty of the Burrard Inlet. Cornerstone Architecture designed the landmark building to the Passive House Standard, paying close attention to energy uses outside the thermal envelope.

Join us to learn from the architect as he discusses the benefits of passive house for the residents, the project stakeholders and their experience using Passive House design principles.

Learning Objectives:

  • Sizing and distribution of heat pump central hot water systems.
  • Advantages and disadvantages of central heat recovery ventilation.
  • Challenges of insulating and air sealing zero property line walls.

Recommended for

  • Passive House Designers and Consultants
  • Builders, architects, architectural technologist and engineers
  • Building officials and planners
  • Trades
  • Students
  • Anyone interested in the subject

Prerequisites / required background knowledge

No prerequisites are necessary


Scott Kennedy | Principal, Cornerstone Architecture

Scott is a professional engineer, graduate of the UBC School of Architecture and past chair of Passive House Canada. He is trained in the International Passive House Standard and regularly participates in many events revolving around high performance buildings. His projects include The Heights in 2018, an 85-suite mixed use rental project which received certification to the International Passive House standard. This project was followed by Harding House, in Smithers and Spire Landing, The Peak and Little Mountain Co-Housing in Vancouver. Skagen, The Charles, Evolve, 1680 Adanac, Lakewood, Templeton are other projects in the lower mainland using Passive House modeling to meet comfort and low energy targets. Cornerstone is currently designing numerous other townhouses and apartment projects to the International Passive House standard.


Webinar Fee

PHC Member – Free*
Non- Member – $100

*Member prices will be displayed for current members once added to the cart

**Please note that this is a live-only event and a recording will not be available.

Cancelation and Refund Policy

Important: please read our refund policy, available in our Course and Exam FAQs page.

Professional development

Total number of learning hours: 1.75 hours (based on attendance of live webinar)

PHI: 2 Credit Points (TBA)
BC Housing (HPO): 1.5 CPD Informal
AIBC: 1.75 Core LUs
ALBNL: 1.75 Core Learning Hours
AANB: 1.75 Core Learning Hours
NSAA: 1.75 Core Learning Hours
AAA: 1.75 Core Learning Hours self-reported
OAA: self-reported