Project Description

UBC Peter A. Allard School of Law

UBC’s award-winning Faculty of Law building at Allard Hall is an impressive 4-storey, 145,000 sq.ft. educational facility on the University’s main campus designed to meet the needs of the 50 faculty members and 700 students. Consisting of a mix of classrooms, lecture halls, a moot court, faculty areas, and a large library, this LEED Gold Certified project incorporates sustainable features such as passive cooling strategies, displacement ventilation, enhanced envelope design, and groundsource heating/cooling. It is expected that the groundsource heating/cooling system will drastically reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of the facility and will also substantially reduce energy consumption while offering minimal visual impact to the campus. Furthermore, this load reduction will result in removing the existing facility from the campus’ aging central steam plant.

AME performed extensive energy analysis and life cycle costing studies to ensure that smart decisions are made for the long-term operation of this world-class educational facility.