The Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) at the University of British Columbia has been awarded LEED Platinum certification, a first for the University of British Columbia. The Platinum certification, awarded by Canada Green Building Council, recognizes UBC and the design team led by Perkins+Will Architects, for their innovation and commitment to sustainable design as demonstrated in this high-performance building. A state-of-the-art "living-lab," CIRS enables researchers from leading academic institutions to perform interactive research on and assess current and future building systems and technologies.
Engineers Ian Boyle and Bernhard Gafner represented Fast + Epp at the annual Architectural Institute of BC Conference on October 24, delivering a presentation to local and international architects and engineers on the exciting potential of mass timber structural systems.
Fast + Epp’s Managing Partner Paul Fast was recently awarded the 2013 R.A. McLachlan Award, APEGBC’s highest engineering honor, for his extensive contributions to the industry and community.
The award was established in 1965 to honour and reflect the values of R.A. McLachlan – an engineer who was highly-respected by all who knew him, for both his engineering ability, and his dedication to personal integrity and fairness.
A well-deserved and significant accomplishment, Paul’s career achievement award was presented at the Association’s annual gala banquet in Whistler, BC, on October 25th.
Expected to be the University of British Columbia’s first LEED® Platinum Building, Naturally:Wood demonstrates how the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability took a “wood first” approach that’s not only kind on the environment, but kind on the eyes.