UBC Biological Science Building

CGBC Member VRCA Silver 2011

OWNER: UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

ARCHITECT: ACTON OSTRY ARCHITECTS INC.

MECHANICAL CONSULTANT: MCW CONSULTANTS LTD.

GENERAL CONTRACTOR: SCOTT CONSTRUCTION LTD.

PROJECT DELIVERY: PLAN/SPEC TENDER

PROJECT DETAILS:

  • 2011 year completed
  • $11,627,000. value of mechanical work
  • 75,885 square feet complete reconstruction of existing structure, housing modern reasearch laboratories, teaching labs, classrooms and academic offices
  • New mechanical systems, including HVAC, plumbing and fire protection
  • Advanced Hydronic systems using water to water heat pumps and UBC’s steam utility network for both heating and cooling
  • Heating and cooling primarily achieved through fan coils, VAV boxes and radiators
  • Energy recovery systems from the building’s exhaust system, through the laboratory exhaust fans (LEFs)
  • Significant increase in water efficiency using low flow fixtures and waterless urinals
  • Stormwater collection to bioswale (subsoil drainage)
  • Target LEED Gold Project Certification