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What's all the fuss about airtightness?  

3.5 ACH pass or fail in Vancouver excerpt is brought to you by my friend Luke Dolan at Capitol Home Energy. If building in Vancity… here is some great advice.

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After 3 years of requiring 3.5 ACH in the VBBL, the City of Vancouver "decided that it was time to take off the training wheels with the airtightness course."

What does it mean? It means that if the house doesn't meet the 3.5 ACH at final testing, the final occupancy won't be granted. 

It’s always good to remember that the building code (or bylaw) is the minimum requirement by law. 3.5 ACH is the required minimum by law. The requirements will become more stringent over the years, so why not try to go below 3.5 ACH now? 

Capital Home Energy can help on your next project! 

Home air tightness in Vancouver

What's all the fuss about airtightness?  

If you’ve been paying attention to the ever-evolving home building requirements throughout BC, you may have noticed that municipalities are asking more and more from their builders to achieve high levels of air tightness.

Most people in the industry view this as a positive development that will expand the knowledge base and improve the quality of work delivered across the industry, but what's all the fuss about? 

Click here to read more... 

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East Van Cross and it's Future... Uncertain.

The future of the East Van Cross is in limbo. Last week, a recent new building development has been approved unanimously that is to be built right in front of the iconic East Van cross.

There is more info here and the decision has not been updated as of this posting. During the process there has been some talk of relocation of the iconic art piece but nothing is confirmed and further discussion is necessary. I’m keeping my on further developments regarding the “new location”.

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NEW RULES. More paper

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The Real Estate Council of BC has created new rules that effect how real estate advisors and their clients can work together throughout different types of real estate transactions. The rules came into effect June 15, 2018 and were created to enhance consumer protection and increase transparency in the industry. These rules include several new disclosure forms that all real estate advisors must present to consumers and their clients. The forms help you make an informed decision on your rights and the obligations and responsibilities of your advisor or if you choose to become an unrepresented party. In addition, if listing your property there is greater transparency on commissions. To understand how these new rules could apply to you in your next real estate transaction, talk with your real estate advisor. 

You can also click here: MORE PAPER

 

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Vancity Going Ahead with 2,500 Home Development.

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Found this little ditty on Vancouver is awesome and it looks like there is going to be at least 40 per cent of which will be secured for either low or moderate-income households, under details released by the City of Vancouver this week. Something that is desperately needed in this town. 

You can read more here at the city's website. HEATHERLANDS.

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High fives today.

Homeowners who just sold their home.

I'm sorry to to say good bye to these two. Sometimes the cards that are dealt don't always go according to plan. I'm happy to have had the opportunity to sell, then buy and again sell all of their homes. Great clients are hard to say goodbye to. All the best you guys.

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