West House

The result of a partnership between government, academia and industry, West House was showcased during the  Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games at the Vancouver Yaletown LiveCity Site and is now in its legacy installation on a City of Vancouver owned site where it serves as a technology showcase, research and development test bed, and a "living lab".

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To read about the history of West House, click here.

A local, Vancouver Solution

Vancouver is on the leading edge of green building design. West House presents a flexible solution to Vancouver’s housing needs: affordability, environmental performance, and small in area. Its value reaches beyond Vancouver.

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Lyn Bartram / Rob Woodbury
Simon Fraser University
lyn@sfu.ca , rw@sfu.ca