Portfolio | REsidential | 3595 West 17th avenue


Coast dunbar apartments

vancouver, BC

Located at 3595 West 17th Avenue, this project is part of the Provincial Housing Initiative with BC Housing and Coast Mental Health, who provide a combination of low-income housing and support services. Designed to LEED Gold standards, the building includes 47 self-contained studio residential units of approximately 350 sq.ft. plus four 510 sq.ft. wheelchair accessible units. Amenities include a kitchen, lounge, meeting rooms, offices and other spaces designed to assist the residents’ program and needs, as well as approximately 4,000 sq.ft. of ground-floor retail space. Mechanical systems in this building focus on energy efficiency and renewable energy. Features include a roof-mounted solar panel array that is used to pre-heat domestic hot water for use by the facility. Energy recovery strategies are also used to recover heat from exhaust air, reducing the overall heating requirements for the ventilation system. The anticipated energy cost savings is 33% relative to current code requirements.

Architect: DYS Architecture
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