Royal Roads University Learning + Innovation Centre

SECTOR

Education Post Secondary

Year

2010

Location

Victoria

Awards

  • LEED Gold Certified
  • Awarded 2011 Victoria Real Estate Board - Commercial Building Award for Excellence.

Highlights

  • Designed to act as a thermal chimney to allow hot air to rise up and exit the building at high level.
  • Achieved 48% energy reduction compared to ASHRAE 90.1 baseline.

The Learning and Innovation Centre’s design supports Royal Road’s interactive learning model and demonstrates the University’s commitment to leadership in sustainability practices.

This LEED Gold Certified building uses high efficiency, condensing boilers for domestic hot water and building heat with a solar thermal system to provide supplementary preheat. A central air handling unit with heat recovery provides minimum ventilation to each space, which are individually controlled by occupancy and CO2 sensors. The building is heated through a perimeter radiation system and uses natural ventilation for cooling.