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Green Building Amendments - Oct 20 2014
Transcript of Green Building Amendments - Oct 20 2014
A Gross Floor Area (GFA)
for areas used exclusively for Natural Ventilation up to a maximum of
1% of the total GFA
Natural Ventilation can provide a
low cost alternative
to mechanical ventilation and improve
Already supported on a case-by-case basis, through a rezoning process
A floor area
Green Building Systems
, up to a maximum of 100 sq.ft. per building and 15 sq.ft. per dwelling.
Cellars in principal buildings are already excluded for approximately 97% of new construction
Exclusions for Solar Collectors, heat pump systems, waste heat recovery systems, biomass systems, rainwater and grey water equipment
minimum garbage and recycling space
requirements for all multiple unit residential buildings.
Waste diversion is an integral part of ensuring building occupants can
local and regional
waste diversion goals
Designed to meet Metro Vancouver guidelines
Change already supported by Council in principle
Urban Development Institute concerns addressed
Solar Shading, Solar Panels
To remove a barrier to green building designs that provide
sun control, harness
, and provide
Similar provisions have been adopted by the City of Vancouver since 2008.
BC Building Code spatial separation requirements will remain in place
Building permit requirements will address interconnection between systems
up to maximum area of 108 sq.ft.
local food production
engages residents and improves
personal well-being, nutrition, and food security.
Additional to the accessory buildings exclusion of up to 100 sq. ft. in size.
Solar collector height exemption
(4 feet for Ground-oriented Residential and 6 feet for all other Zones) and
Green Roof height exemption
(1.5 feet for Ground-oriented Residential and up to 3.5 feet for all other Zones).
To remove a barrier to green building designs that
provide insulation, harness the sun’s energy
Chimneys, antennae, church spires, flagpoles, elevator shafts, already exempt
Building permit to address interconnection between systems
A floor area exclusion for
designed to be
inviting, highly visible
and a practical
associated with elevator usage and to
improve health and social interactivity
of building users.
Requirements based on New York's Active Design Guidelines
A floor area
in excess of 6.5 inches if used exclusively for the provision of
This amendment is to
an existing regulatory
that exceed the minimum insulation required by code.
This exclusion adds to the existing rainscreening wall assembly exclusion
Higher levels of insulation are a needed for the Passive House standard.
the floor area
but still permit them as design features.
Bay windows are being encouraged even though this feature makes it more difficult to achieve a
higher energy efficiency
This change may also encourage better designs as "false" bay windows are currently being introduced to get the floor space exclusion.
This exclusion has also been removed in the City of Vancouver's Zoning Bylaw.
SOLAR / GREEN WALLS
Zoning Amendments to Support Green Buildings
Public Hearing Presentation October 20, 2014
Zoning Amendment Bylaw, 1995, No. 6700, Amendment Bylaw, 2014, No. 8391
SOLAR / GREEN ROOFS