Facts

Location

8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC View on map →

Completion

2012

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Scope

Curtain Wall, Entrance, Sunshade

Awards

The 2013 SAB Canadian Green Building Awards

Project Description

The UniverCity Childcare Centre is located at the heart of Simon Fraser University’s sustainable community of UniverCity. The facility is the first childcare centre in the world to integrate the Living Building Challenge™ (LBC), it is also the first LBC project in Canada.

Living Building Challenge™ program is arguably the most advanced green building certification program in the world. 100% of the building rainwater and wastewater are treated on-site and integrated into a comprehensive recycling system to feed the demands. The childcare centre is also a net-zero energy building, where the occupants can have access to daylight and fresh air in all spaces. The products and materials used in the project are all from local and regional sources and contain no toxic or hazardous chemicals.

The building has a modern look, yet its Interior is warm and inviting. It uses cell to floor curtain wall to maximize the use of natural daylight. Sunshades are installed to prevent over exposure.