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Sustainability

Eighth Avenue strongly believes in building sustainable, and responsible urban homes for now and in the future. Our uncompromising standards result in modern homes that are environmentally sensitive, architecturally elegant and enhance the social fabric of the neighbourhood.

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We have completed two CAGBC (Canadian Green Building Council of Canada) LEED GOLD Certified multi-family buildings in Vancouver, 2nd & Commercial and Vancouver CoHousing.

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Eighth Avenue has continued to promote the reduction of energy use and greenhouse gas emissions by building Canada's largest Passive House in an effort to promote the sustainability in the city and region as a whole. Passive House projects are able to reduce their impact on the environment by greatly reducing heating energy (85% reduction) achieved through minimizing heat loss in a building. This is achieved through a combination of building methods and technologies including thicker insulation, air-tight building envelopes, minimizing thermal bridging, triple-glazed insulated windows with solar shading, orientation of windows to maximize light exposure and high efficiency heat recovery ventilation providing 24/7 fresh air circulation. The Heights at 388 Skeena St will be Passive House Certified and we hope to continue this success with future developments.

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