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Challenges + CH4 Summary


  • To municipal planners and administrations, to consider and accommodate passive design parameters during the initial layout of neighborhoods and streets in order that new developments can appropriately align buildings to maximize energy efficiency and improve occupant comfort.
  • To LEED and heritage conservation experts, to consider ways to ensure LEED certification encompasses heritage preservation, in order that sustainable buildings retain and reflect community cultural heritage while ensuring excellent environmental performance.
  • To municipal planners and developers, to negotiate appropriate adjustments to floor space ratio (FSR) requirements for new developments, to encourage and facilitate the application of exterior insulated wall assemblies (which require a thicker wall), to improve durability, moisture performance and energy efficiency across all new building

CH4 Summary: Architecture

Get the designers’ perspective as chapter four explores the architectural detail of Olympic Village, from concept sketches to final design. With topics ranging from building envelopes to passive design, from building materials to community courtyards, the chapter explores the ideas and materials involved in building “better places to live.” A special additional section outlines Arthur Erickson’s legacy, not only in his final buildings at Olympic Village, but through his impact as a mentor to many in today’s architectural community.