Lit window building exterior

Djavad Mowafaghian UBC Centre for Brain Health

SECTOR

Education

Year

2013

Location

Vancouver

Awards

LEED Gold Certification

Highlights

  • This large, complex high-performance institutional building achieved LEED Gold certification.
  • Uniting psychiatry, neurology and neuroscience, the Centre is revolutionizing brain health by bringing together research and care, analyzing all areas of brain health under one roof.

Project Details

The Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health (CBH) at UBC’s Point Grey Campus is a new 6-storey facility including outpatient clinical areas, lecture theatres, teaching and research labs, and academic offices.

With a focus on reduced energy consumption and water conservation, sustainable strategies at the CBH include a low temperature
(hydronic) heating system, heat recovery through laboratory exhaust, low flow plumbing fixtures and Thermenex (Thermenex is a pipe with a thermal gradient with control valves that functions as a hub for the efficient management of heat. It is a custom-built thermal heat exchange hub that dynamically manages the movement of heat to where it is required.)