PCL : Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Technologies
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Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Technologies

Project Overview

The Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Building Technologies and Renewable Energy Conservation is one of the most innovative and advanced sustainable facilities in the world. Designed to the standards of the Living Building Challenge, this facility incorporates conservation systems that adhere to and advance the goals of the planet’s most rigorous building sustainability programs. The building itself is part of the teaching curriculum, making it the perfect facility for tradespeople, site managers, and construction workers who want to become skilled in the practices of sustainable building.

To meet the Living Building Challenge standards, “red list” building materials that are normally used in construction had to be eliminated. As a result, the owner, consultants, PCL, and the trades undertook fastidious research find suitable materials and products. One example was the use of locally sourced pine beetle-kill wood, which reduced transport costs and respected the project’s strict budget.

The team also used a combination of engineered wood and concrete wall panels in the gymnasium to accommodate a radiant heating and cooling system. Normally, radiant heating and cooling is restricted to flooring, but the wood athletic floor in the gym eliminated this possibility. This is the first time this technology has been used in North America.

DETAILS

CLIENT:
Okanagan College
PROJECT LOCATION:
Penticton, BC
PCL OFFICE:
Kelowna – Buildings & Civil Construction
COMPANY:
PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc.
SECTOR:
Buildings
MARKETS:
Education, Green - Sustainable Construction
DELIVERY METHOD:
Construction Management

Awards

2012 Canadian Green Building Leadership Award - Canadian Green Building Council

LEED Platinum Certified - Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC)