Budzey Building has achieved LEED Gold Certification. Sustainable design strategies include: optimized exterior wall assemblies / low window to wall ratio, air to water heat pumps / energy recovery ventilation, radiant hot water heating, solar shading, reduced lighting density, low-flow fixtures, and enhanced ventilation to living units.
The Budzey Building – a partnership between BC Housing, the City of Vancouver, and RainCity Housing, provides supportive rental housing as part of the Provincial Homelessness Initiative. This initiative focuses on providing safe, secure, permanent housing in response to the homelessness crisis in Vancouver.
The project consists of three major components:
Residential – The residential component consists of one hundred and forty-six units plus amenity / support space. The units range from studios to three-bedroom family units. The resident focus group is women who are homeless or at risk of being homeless.
Commercial – The commercial component is owned, managed and leased by the City of Vancouver.
RainCity Offices – RainCity Housing is a grassroots organization that delivers housing and support to people in need. The project afforded them the opportunity to consolidate their administrative functions into one building.