The project incorporates a holistic set of sustainable design measures. These include green mobility and transportation opportunities, water efficiency, energy efficiency, carbon emissions reductions, healthy and sustainable building materials, waste reduction, and a focus on indoor environmental quality.
The facility is required to achieve Gold Certification under LEED V4 for Healthcare Projects, as well as meet the requirements of the City of Vancouver’s Green Building Policy.
The centre will include encapsulated and exposed mass timber structural elements. Mass timber is a low-carbon building solution that employs engineered wood products typically made of large, solid wood panels, columns, or beams.
The facility will be designed to achieve the Rick Hansen Foundation Gold Standard of Accessibility.
The daycare will be designed to be certified to the Passive House energy performance standard.