Goldstream Avenue

Victoria, British Columbia

Rendering courtesy of Cascadia Architects Inc.
Greater Victoria Housing Society
Cascadia Architects
Structural Engineer
RJC Engineers
Mechanical/ Electrical Engineer
Williams Engineering
Building Envelope and PHPP Consultant
RDH Building Science

Owned and operated by the Greater Victoria Housing Society, this six-storey wood-frame building will be providing 102 affordable housing units plus supporting space to low- to moderate-income families, seniors, and working adults.

The building will include underground parking.

The project is striving to meet Passive House standards within a very tight budget, leading the design team to prioritize solutions that are durable, low maintenance, and cost-effective.

Wood framing was chosen for its sustainability and familiarity to local trades.

Passive House Metrics
Heating demand 12 kWh/m²a
Primary energy 120 kWh/m²a
Air changes per hour 0.6 ACH₅₀ (design)

Exterior insulation and thermal-bridge-free cladding attachments, along with a vapour-permeable air barrier and exterior sun shading, are helping this building to achieve the highest possible performance.

Cascadia Architects
Nigel Valley