UBC Okanagan Skeena Residence

SECTOR

Education Post Secondary

Year

2020

Location

Kelowna

Awards

  • Passive House Certified

Highlights

  • Designed to achieve Passive House certification making it Canada’s first Passive House student residence.

The Skeena Residence is part of UBC Okanagan’s (UBCO) growth plan to address the need for on-campus student housing. It is a six-storey 75,000 sq.ft. new student residence.

The new residence includes modified traditional bedrooms (2 bedrooms sharing a bathroom) as well as standard housing amenities including house lounges, informal study space and laundry facilities. The mechanical system is 100% electric and the building does not rely on any fossil fuels.