Vancouver Community College Centre for Clean Energy and Automotive Innovation
Vancouver, British Columbia
The Centre for Clean Energy and Automotive Innovation is an exciting addition to Vancouver Community College’s (VCC) Broadway Campus where students will learn how to construct and maintain electric vehicles. The new eight-story building will feature a cutting-edge electric/hybrid automotive shop and a clean energy training facility. It will also house a library and learning centre, Indigenous gathering space, administrative offices, and plenty of collaborative learning spaces. Special considerations were given to Indigenous consultation and involvement in its design.
This future-proofed campus building was designed with flexible classroom layouts, powerful HVAC systems that respond to climate change, and mass timber as the primary structural material in the atrium space. To further support the goal of creating a space centered around green automotive innovation, the building is designed to be low carbon, and meet British Columbia’s Step Code 2 and LEED Gold Certification requirements. The new Centre for Clean Energy and Automotive Innovation was designed as well to achieve Rick Hansen Foundation Gold Certification. It will represent qualities of sustainability, connection, and community.
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