Nadleh Whut’en Administration & Cultural Building

OWNER/DEVELOPER:

Nadleh Whut’en First Nation

ARCHITECT:

Evans Architecture and WAI Architecture

SECTOR:

Arts + Culture

AME ROLE:1

Fire Protection Design, Mechanical Design

Completed:

2016

Location:

Fort Fraser, BC

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

Located in a rural community about 130 km east of Prince George, the new Administration and Cultural Building for the Nadleh Whut’en First Nation encompasses various functions such as Band administration, a health clinic, a classroom, recreation and assembly areas, all supported by a community kitchen.

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The project incorporated a range of green principles in alignment with, and inspired by, Passive House design concepts and Net Zero Energy. The building has been designed to meet a 100+ year facility lifespan.

Our mechanical scope of work included:
• Geo-exchange system to provide heating and cooling to the building.
• Heat recovery ventilators and air-side heat recovery via a run-around loop was provided for the large gymnasium ventilation system.
• Incorporated allowances for future solar domestic hot water system, biomass boilers, and additional ground-source heat pumps for increasing the capacity of the heating/cooling plant.