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%.