White building exterior with window and entryway

Langara College Science & Technology Building

SECTOR

Education

Year

2015

Location

Vancouver

Awards

LEED Gold Certified

Highlights

  • High Performance Building Envelope
  • Reduced Energy Consumption
  • A Low Temperature (Hydronic) Heating System
  • Heat Recovery through Laboratory Exhaust
  • Low Flow Plumbing Fixtures

Project Details

The facility houses specialized biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, nursing, kinesiology, and computer science labs as well as a lecture hall, multi-purpose classrooms, collaborative study spaces and offices, and the new Registrar and Enrolment Services office.

The design enables the College to benefit from an economic, well-organized and dynamic new lab environment; with labs on the upper three levels designed to be flexible and adaptable for future change, and high-service labs situated near the top of the building, minimizing fume hood exhaust runs.

AME’s extensive mechanical consulting services for this technologically advanced facility included a new district energy system and housing boilers for the building’s heating systems, which AME will be extending to existing and new buildings in the future.