UBC Chemistry Renovation Reaches LEED Gold
We are proud to see another of our projects attain LEED certification - the final review from the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has come in and our work on the UBC Chemistry renovation has achieved LEED Gold certification.
Henriquez Partners Architects, with with lab consultant AHSC McLennan Copenhagen, provided architectural and lab planning services for the renovation of two of the University of British Columbia’s main chemistry teaching and research buildings: D and E Block, built in 1925 and 1959 respectively.
This was a particularly interesting project given the heritage considerations. Our teams ensured that as much of the original buildings were retained as practically possible ensuring the distinctive, heritage architecture was preserved.
As part of our sustainability efforts to achieve LEED Gold certification, we upgraded rather than replaced existing systems. We also capitalized on the building’s location, large operable windows, and relatively narrow floor plates allowing for maximization of passive ventilation and daylighting and in turn a drastic reduction in potential energy consumption.