Posted on June 11, 2024

VCC featured in prestigious Innovation Magazine

new building

Vancouver Community College (VCC) is pleased to be featured in Innovation Magazine's Summer 2024 edition, highlighting the new Centre for Clean Energy and Automotive Innovation as one of thirty-five 2023-24 projects that exemplify environmental stewardship and collaboration with Indigenous communities in B.C. The prestigious magazine is issued by Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (EGBC).

Exemplifying equity-oriented, low-carbon design, the Vancouver Community College – Centre for Clean Energy and Automotive Innovation (VCC-CCEAI) will be a new building for training and experiential learning in electric/hybrid vehicles and clean energy. The design team, with Stantec and RJC playing pivotal roles, worked closely with Two Row Architect (Indigenous design collaborator) and the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations to integrate an aspirational theme of canoes on water: “let us paddle together.”

It will stand as an 8-storey, 32,000-m2 building encased in a high-performance enclosure. More than a building, VCC-CCEAI will embody a spirit of progress. It will reduce carbon emissions thanks to innovative, electric HVAC systems (air-source-heat-pumps, dedicated outdoor-air-systems, and heat recovery) and it features mass timber in the atrium and Indigenous spaces. The project is targeting LEED-Gold and Rick Hansen Foundation Gold certifications.

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