Affordable Housing at Simon Fraser University


Client: SFU Community Trust

Location: Burnaby, BC

Team: Tandem (Passive House Consulting & Energy Modelling), Local Practice (Architecture), Space2place (Landscape), Associated Engineering (Structural & Electrical), Rocky Point (Mechanical), Jensen Hughes (Code), RDH (Envelope) Heatherbrae (Costing) 


This 90-unit rental apartment complex aims to address the urgent need for good quality affordable housing for young families near Simon Fraser University’s Burnaby Mountain Campus. The goal is to create a simple yet elegant building that will be durable, comfortable and affordable. Energy modeling was integrated into the design process in order to optimize the performance-cost ratio and make well-informed decisions. Construction is underway (summer 2020).

Winner of the CleanBC Net Zero Energy Ready Challenge

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Study of different wall assemblies and junction details