Project Description

Built in 2012, the UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences Building has addressed sustainability in several key areas, including transportation, energy and water usage, and construction material. Sustainably designed, the building is LEED gold certified. The building consists of various wet and dry laboratories, classrooms, offices, lecture theatres, and an animal holding facility.


Key Energy Conservation Measures (ECM’s):
• Increased Roof R-Value (R-22.7)
• Increased Wall R-Value (R-20)
• High Performance Glazing
• Exterior Shading
• Reduced Lighting Power Density (LPD)
• Lighting Controls (Occupancy and Daylight Sensors)
• Low Flow DHW Fixtures
• High Efficiency HVAC System
• Natural Ventilation
• High Efficiency Lab Exhaust
• High Efficiency Central Plant
• High Efficiency DHW Heatining

Project Details

Building Type
University classrooms, laboratories, and offices

Service Type
Energy modelling using IES software for design optimization


Vancouver, British Columbia

Eneta’s Client
UBC Properties Trust