UBC AMS Student Union Building

OWNER/DEVELOPER:

UBC Properties Trust

ARCHITECT:

Dialog Design

SECTOR:

Education Post Secondary

AME ROLE:1

Mechanical Design

Completed:

2015

Location:

Vancouver, BC

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

The heart of student life on campus, the AMS (Alma Mater Society) SUB houses AMS offices, social and meeting spaces, club rooms, assembly space, various food outlets, AMS commercial ventures, community garden, and a daycare.

The building incorporates aspects of the Living Building Challenge with radiant heating and cooling, solar thermal panels, a green roof that grows food, rain water harvesting and cistern for irrigation.

Achieving LEED Platinum certification, this unique building collects 2.8 million liters of rain water per year, diverted 75% construction waste, has 64% reduction in potable water use, 57% energy savings, 50% Forest Stewardship Council-certified materials, and 5% energy from solar thermal.