One Burrard Place
One of the largest single projects currently under construction in Downtown Vancouver, the Burrard Place development would see the creation of a significant landmark on the Burrard Street corridor. This proposed development is designed to create a dramatic entrance to Vancouver’s downtown area as people crest the Burrard Bridge heading north into the city. The project is targeting LEED-NC Gold certification.
Ronald McDonald House
After seven years of planning and two years of construction, the new Ronald McDonald House BC and Yukon (RMH BC), for which Kane Consulting provided LEED Project Management services, opened on July 7, 2014. RMH BC has been helping families that travel to Vancouver in search of life-saving treatment for their seriously ill children since 1983. The new house can accommodate 73 families each night — 60 more families per night than the previous house.
This new facility has been awarded LEED Gold certification. Sustainable features include on-site renewable energy generation and energy efficient lighting.
Situated on the Cambie Street corridor and just a block from the skytrain will be Cambria. This residential development has two 6-stories high mid-rise buildings and is pursuing LEED for Home Mid-Rise Gold Certification. The South building comprises of 64 residential units, and the North building 62 units ranging from 1 to 3-bedrooms. A variety of sustainability strategies have been incorporated into the design providing residents an opportunity to live sustainable lives. These strategies include: easy transit and biking, access to outdoor / green space, energy efficient lighting, appliances and systems with good indoor air quality.
UBC Gage South
The new Gage South Student Residence will provide approximately 630 beds for upper year students in suite style configuration (micro units, studios, 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom units with kitchen). Typical residence amenities will be provided including lobby, front desk, house lounge, meeting/study rooms, bike storage, fitness/games room, music practice rooms and laundry. A collegium for commuter students is also planned to be included.
Kane Consulting is the Commissioning Authority and is currently completing design phase commissioning activities.
Oakridge Lutheran Church Redevelopment
The Oakridge Lutheran Church and Catalyst Community Developments will develop, own, and operate this mixed-use building, which will include ground-floor retail space, second floor multi-purpose space for use by the Church and other community based organizations, and four floors of secured affordable rental housing.
8X On The Park
The proposed tower design for 1111 Richards Street development comprises of 388 market residential units, 110 rental residential units, a daycare facility, and several commercial tenancies at grade.
UBC Orchard Commons – Commissioning Authority
Orchard Commons is an academic and residential space for international and domestic students, completed in the summer of 2016. The vision behind the building is a creative and innovative space, focused on ease of interaction and flexible learning. The building and exterior space will offer multiple spaces for study sessions, lectures, lunch breaks and socializing. Additional facilities include an outdoor learning space and classrooms with the latest academic technology.
The building will prioritize sustainable practices. The dynamic social spaces and sustainability initiatives correlate with UBC’s entrepreneurial spirit and environmental focus. Ground broke for the new building as of September 2014, which is located at the intersection of West Mall and Agronomy road.
The Robert is a 5 storey mixed-use mid-rise building with 2 levels of underground parking for cars, and bikes. The first floor is commercial retail and the remainder residential with 70 units ranging from studios and 3-bedroom suites. The project is situated on the Broadway corridor with easy access to transit, amenities and open space. Good indoor air quality (healthy materials, efficient systems and best practice construction) and reduction in energy, water use are among the sustainability strategies integrated into this project.
The Robert has been awarded LEED Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The Robert is the second LEED for Homes Mid-Rise project in Metro Vancouver and the third in BC.
Elizabeth is a 5 storey building located on the Cambie corridor providing a desired location for easy transit travel. With 41 residential units in a variety of sizes, the project has attained LEED for Homes Mid-Rise Gold Certification. The project is designed for sustainable urban living with focus on reducing energy and water use, material impact reduction and good indoor air quality. With an eye to the future, systems are compatible with alternate energy sources and the roof will be solar ready.
Dockside Green – Phase 1
Dockside Green Phase I, also referred to as “Synergy,” includes four detached buildings constructed over a common underground parking structure, including a nine-storey residential tower with minor commercial units on the groundfloors; a two-storey townhouse; a six-storey building with minor commercial units on the ground floor; and, a four-storey residential building which reached Platinum at 63 points, making it the highest-scoring LEED Platinum Certified project in the world. Formerly, the highest-ranked Platinum project was the Minnesota-based Aldo Leopold Legacy Center at 61 points.
Dockside Green is employing an integrated energy system that ensures the development will be greenhouse gas neutral, while also providing the opportunity for the project to become a net-energy provider. The system includes a biomass gasification plant that converts locally-sourced wood waste into a clean burning gas to produce heat and hot water. Some of the development’s many other sustainable features include: an on-site wastewater treatment that is expected to save more than 1 million gallons of water annually; rooftop gardens; a car co-op with Smart Car; and, additional energy-saving features, including Energy Star appliances, heat recovery ventilations units, Low E double glazed windows and exterior blinds on the west and south faces of each building. A series of ponds spread throughout Dockside’s central greenway also assist in on-site stormwater storage while the greenway itself provides the development with significant public open space.