This project catalogues common design strategies used in very high performing residential buildings, and identifies where they intersect with the Township of Langley's Form and Character Guidelines. Four major design trends emerged among high-performance buildings catalogued in the report: orientation to maximize southern exposure, simple overall form, thoughtful window placement, and the use of exterior shading devices.
Partner: Township of Langley
Funder: BC Hydro
Keywords: green buildings, sustainable development & green economy