Centre for Shellfish Research

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Location:
Deep Bay, BC

Project manager:
Colin East

Owner:
Vancouver Island University

Contract:
CCA5

Consultant:
McFarland Marceau Architects Ltd

Project value:
$6,200,000

Completion Date:
2/1/2011

LEED:
PLATINUM

Heatherbrae completed the new construction of the LEED Platinum Centre for Shellfish Research in February 2011. This project focuses on the readily available green technologies as a means to promote accessible green development. Features include high-efficiency lighting systems and heat exchangers and an impressive energy performance that is 65% superior to a base building of the Model National Energy Code.

Other design feature includes a distinctive curved glulam and wood roof as well as an innovative solid wood structural floors and a unique shellfish inspired form. This building is a “Wood First” construction as it uses over 87,000 board feet of British Columbia wood product.