Exterior of building with clear and green stained glass windows

UBC Peter A. Allard School of Law

SECTOR

Education

Year

2011

Location

Vancouver

Awards

LEED Gold Certified

Highlights

  • AME performed extensive energy analysis and life cycle costing studies to ensure that smart decisions are made for the long-term operation of this world-class educational facility.

Project Details

UBC’s award-winning Peter A. Allard School of Law building is an impressive 4-storey educational facility on the University’s main Point Grey campus and is designed to meet the needs of the 50 faculty members and 700 students.

This building incorporates sustainable features such as passive cooling strategies, displacement ventilation, enhanced envelope design, and ground source heating/cooling. the ground source heating/cooling system will drastically reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of the facility and will also substantially reduce energy consumption while offering minimal visual impact to the campus. Additional energy-saving features at this facility include:

  • Geoexhange system that harvests heat energy in the earth for use in the building
  • Occupancy sensors
  • Efficient heating and cooling delivered through radiant sources