Insightful House: Living Building Challenge Home

Event date: October 17, 2019
Showtime: 9 - 10:30 a.m. or 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: To protect the homeowners' privacy, we will be emailing attendees the house address the Tuesday prior to the tour.
1.5 CPD points (Pending)

Arthur Lo, president of Insightful Healthy Homes, will be leading the tour of the Insightful House, talking about the Living Building Challenge Project, showcasing the systems, technology and building science designed to meet the program’s rigorous standards, which is putting this Vancouver home on the track to be the greenest house ever built in Canada.

Two tours (morning from 9 – 10:30 a.m. or afternoon 3 – 4:30 .m.) will be available with a limit of 20 people per tour.*

The Living Building Challenge, a program developed by the International Living Future Institute, “…is the world’s most rigorous green building standard with the purpose to create buildings that are: Regenerative spaces that connect occupants to light, air, food, nature, and community; Self-sufficient and remain within the resource limits of their site; Living Buildings produce more energy than they use and collect and treat all water on site; and Healthy and beautiful.  Living Buildings must demonstrate that they have achieved Net Positive Energy, Net Positive Water, and Net Positive Waste. As a result, Living Buildings generate more energy than they consume.” – Living Future Institute website

*As this is an active construction site, attendees must dress appropriately.



  • Arthur Lo, President, Insightful Healthy Homes

    Arthur Lo has over 20 years of experience in design and construction of high performance low-rise residential buildings in Lower Mainland BC. “R2000 is Our Minimum Standard” as its motto, Arthur’s company has won many awards including the Grand Georgie Award of Best Home Builders (small volume) in BC. Since 2004, Arthur has actively worked with CMHC and NRCan in the Super E program (export version of R2000) for China and was an international trainer in the CMHC training team. In 2010, Arthur initiated the project team to design and build the Harmony House, one of the net zero energy homes under the EQuilibrium program undertaken by CMHC.  In 2014, Arthur participated in setting up the Net Zero Energy Housing Council in the Canadian Home Builders’ Association and since then sits in the Management Committee and Technical Committee of the Council. He also joins in the Technical Committee of the Homebuilders Association Vancouver. Arthur continues to build high performance housings. Recently, his company is working with several high-profile projects, including a custom home aiming to achieve full certification of Living Building Challenge (maybe the first residential building in Canada), the first market-oriented net zero energy townhomes in BC, a CHBA labelled Net Zero Ready home, two Passive Houses and two R2000 homes. Arthur graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a B.Sc (Eng) and M.Sc.(Eng) degree and is a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, UK and the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. Arthur loves running, hiking and backpacking (especially in Canadian Rockies). In his leisure time, he enjoys listening to music and cooking.