Loyal Orange Manor & Edward Byers House

1425-1451 East 12th Avenue Vancouver, BC | Low-Rise Wood-Frame

OWNER: Brightside Community Homes Foundation

GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Etro Construction

ARCHITECT: Ryder Architecture

MECHANICAL CONSULTANT: Smith + Anderson

MECHANICAL SCOPE: Omega-Broadway will lead the mechanical team for the project duration; including all plumbing, HVAC, natural gas, sheet metal, and sprinkler systems.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Loyal Orange Manor & Edward Byers House by Brightside Community Homes Foundation are located in the Grandview-Woodland neighborhood. This redevelopment will replace 57 existing units with 157 new units of affordable, secured rental housing for independent-living seniors and people with disabilities.

Brightside says the redevelopment is necessary as the existing building is aging and lacks accessibility features, including an elevator and modern fire safety systems. The new, six-storey project will include 157 social housing units, 30% of which will be prioritized for households with incomes below housing income limits.

Designed to meet Passive House certification, Loyal Orange Manor & Edward Byers house will have ultra-low energy consumption and will require little energy for space heating and cooling. Passive House is a standard for energy efficiency and yields a reduced carbon footprint.