Flynn is currently working on creating Vancouver’s first commercial Passive House building at 825 Pacific Street.

A passive house is a voluntary standard for energy efficiency in a building, which reduces the ecological footprint. It results in ultra-low energy buildings that require little energy for space heating or cooling. The scope is about 16,700 SF of Accumet panels, 2,200 SF of perforated aluminum screens, and 3,500 SF of non-combustible Accuform panels.

During construction there were three separate air tests where positive and negative pressures along with smoke and infrared thermographic imaging were conducted. Aaron LaPlante (foreman) and his crew worked diligently to ensure that all membrane work was completed to the highest standard and passed each air test without issue.

After the success of the air tests, the final hurdle was completing the Accumet panel install on schedule. Due to the limited access and small staging area on site, panels had to be organized by swing stage drop and delivered as required.

Special thanks to Tim Leon, Rav Sandhu, and Andrew Zubenko for their efforts to achieve project completion.
Field crew: Aaron LaPlante, John Moxon, Gavin Crowe, Martin Lizotte, David Cunningham, Derek Tutte, and Gabe Deault. PM team: Rob Candy, Steven Stone, Chris Rathy, and Yan Hua Sun.