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Zero Emissions Building Centre of Excellence

May 11, 2017

UDI will  be participating in a May 12th workshop with the City of Vancouver and several stakeholder groups on establishing…

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Vacancy Tax – UDI questions for City of Vancouver

May 11, 2017

Vancouver staff will be addressing a list of questions (below) submitted by UDI regarding the vacancy tax. UDI is in…

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UDI Letter on the Energy Efficiency Updates to the Vancouver Building By-law (VBBL) and Additional Changes Report to Council

February 6, 2017

UDI wrote a letter on the Energy Efficiency Updates to the Vancouver Building By-law (VBBL)and Additional Changes Report to Council. To…

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Housing in BC in Balance not a Bubble

January 25, 2017

VANCOUVER, BC — Housing prices in Metro Vancouver are expected to continue their growth in 2017, predict some of BC’s…

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BC Housing Workshop – Building Smart with Safe and Durable Wall Assemblies

January 17, 2017

Register Today for Early Bird Pricing! This half-day workshop, presented in partnership with the British Columbia Building Envelope Council (BCBEC),…

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Vancouver Post Office Redevelopment – Open House November 22, 2016

November 18, 2016

Welcome to our first Community Open House. The Post Office has been part of Vancouver’s downtown for over half a…

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UDI Letter on the Green Building Rezoning Policy

November 14, 2016

UDI wrote a supportive letter to Council regarding the Updates to the Green Buildings Policy for Rezonings Report.   To…

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Low Rise Housing Updates to the VBBL

September 27, 2016

Please see the attached presentation from the City of Vancouver on low rise housing updates to the VBBL. CMO –…

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Xenophobic NIMBYs

September 26, 2016

UDI’s Editor-At-Large David Allison calls for an end to the racist rhetoric that permeates the housing debate. Xenophobic NIMBYs Sept…

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UDI Letter on Housing Mix Policy

September 7, 2016

Please see the attached UDI letter responding to the Housing Mix Policy. Ltr Mayor Robertson July 11 2016 Housing Mix…

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UDI News Roundup

July 29, 2016

Below is a roundup of this week’s news regarding the new additional 15% Property Transfer Tax for foreign buyers. BC…

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City of Vancouver grapples with development permit overload

July 27, 2016

Some developers are claiming that the city of Vancouver’s backlog of development permits has gotten so bad, they are waiting…

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Featured Events

UDI Luncheon - The City of Vancouver "Housing Reset"

September 26 @ 11:30 am

The City of Vancouver "Housing Reset" Join Gil Kelley, Kaye Krishna, and Kathleen Llewellyn-Thomas of the City of Vancouver at our first luncheon of the...

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UDI Seminar: Part 2 Energy Step Code (ESC) Updates - Costing & Implementation of Airtightness Testing

October 5 @ 7:30 am

...Part 2 of the Energy Step Code (ESC) Update Seminars  UDI has gathered local and international experts to talk about further...

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