Vancouver Mid-Rise Energy Carbon Framework Report

This study addresses “mid-rise” multi-family residential buildings which typically comprise 3 – 6 storey condominium or apartment buildings. Mid-rise residential buildings in Vancouver are typically constructed from either concrete, wood or, very rarely, steel. As such they offer an opportunity to go beyond the realm of operational energy and, for the first time in Canada, consider the impacts associated with the materials selected for construction in a regulatory context.