Exterior of modern wood panel building

Djavad Mowafaghian Child Care Centre

ARCHITECT

SECTOR

Education

Year

2014

Location

Vancouver

Awards

LEED Gold Certified

Highlights

  • Follows BC’s Provincial Wood First Act
  • Sustainability features include the use of natural light plus the incorporation of trees cut to make space for the building as part of the outdoor play structure.
  • This building achieves 41% energy savings compared to the baseline.
  • Over 10,000 sq.ft. of outdoor space, creatively landscaped for play.

Project Details

The Djavad Mowafaghian Child Care Centre, located on the campus of the BC Children’s and Women’s Hospital, provides care for BC Children’s Hospital, Women’s Hospital and Health Centre and PHSA employees who work at the Oak Street site.

Sustainable and energy-efficient mechanical strategies implemented at this facility include a high efficiency boiler, low flow water efficient plumbing fixtures and appliances, and a heating system designed to connect to the district energy system and provide allowance in the system for future expansion. Radiant hydronic heat is
the building’s primary heating since it enables efficient heat delivery and allows for possible future connection to low carbon energy sources. Furthermore, the building’s heat recovery ventilation allows for the delivery of fresh air that exceeds minimum rates required by ASHRAE Standard 60.1-2007 by more than 30%.