Visually explore a range of design options to assess their impacts on building performance.

Building PathFinder leverages whole building energy modelling or embodied carbon analysis in an intuitive interface to educate designers, developers, planners and others on the implications of building design on energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, and other metrics. Building PathFinder includes the exploration of several different archetypes of residential buildings.  

There are two versions of PathFinder here. In the operating energy tool, the focus is on metrics relating to the City of Vancouver’s Zero Emissions Building Plan and the BC Energy Step Code. In the embodied carbon tool, the focus is on the life cycle assessment metric “global warming potential.” Background information / methodology is available upon choosing a building type.

Choose a building type below to start exploring or watch the tutorial to help you get started.