Inside Vancouver’s Vienna House Project And Vienna’s Vancouver House Project

By Howard Chai
March 11, 2024
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: Canada, Canada West, International

VANCOUVER and VIENNA — Last month, the Province of BC announced that a new affordable housing project called Vienna House had begun construction, the culmination of a unique partnership between the City of Vancouver and the City of Vienna, the capital city of Austria. …”We were working under the mandate to be the greenest city in the world, and part of what that had us doing is trying to learn lessons from other leading jurisdictions,” says Sean Pander for the City of Vancouver. …Pander says the City had a strong focus on green buildings, use of wood, and off-site fabrication. The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation is providing some funding; Natural Resources Canada is providing some funding through its Green Construction Through Wood Program; and Forest Innovation Investment is providing some funding through its Wood First program. …Firms involved in the Vienna House project include Wood WORKS! BC.

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