The University of British Columbia is constantly looking for ways to lead by example when it comes to sustainability. As the educator of future climate change scientists, urban planners, conservationists and forward-thinking engineers, the District Energy Centre plays a crucial role in reducing the university’s greenhouse gas emissions – and provides valuable data as a “living lab”. Its fully-glazed façade allows the public to observe its inner workings from the street and organized tours are available.
- LocationVancouver, BC
- ClientUBC Properties Trust
- Size21,300 ft² (1978 m²)
- BudgetC$18 million
- Sustainable Features Certified LEED Gold