As part of the Canada Green Building Council, the Integrated Design Process (IDP) was used in the design of the Surrey Campus expansion. IDP is a design method intended to produce buildings with significant reductions in energy demand and water use, while providing improved indoor environments and healthier building sites.
These projects use LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) principles. LEED has higher performance standards in environmental responsibility and energy efficiency.
A portion of the building’s electrical energy will be supplied by renewable resources.
Tech will utilize environmentally friendly and non-toxic cleaning chemicals, continuing Kwantlen's practice of green housekeeping.
Energy & Resource Consumption
Energy performance of the building is targeting a performance of better than 30% of the ASHRAE 90.1 standard.
Photovoltaic Solar Wall contributes a portion of the building's energy.
Zero use of CFC and HCFC-based refrigerants to reduce ozone depletion.
A portion of the building’s electrical energy is supplied by renewable resources (green power certificates) Energy & Resource Consumption, cont.
Building orientation and landscaping were developed to optimize energy performance of the building.
Extensive building system commissioning ensures electrical and mechanical systems are installed and calibrated for optimal performance.
Waste management plan implemented to recycle/salvage 75% of construction waste.
Central recycling area with easy access to the building loading dock.
At least 50% of building materials are manufactured locally.
Up to 80% of storm water contained on the roof to reduce run-off.
Low-flow toilets, waterless urinals, and sensor-controlled faucets account for a water use reduction of approximately 30% over baseline conditions.
Indoor Environmental Quality
Materials with low embodied energy, offgassing of toxins and VOC levels are used throughout the building.
Natural ventilation supplied by operable windows and the use of the skylight as a central air chimney.
Building will continue Kwantlen's practice of 'green’ housekeeping, adopting a program that utilizes environmentally friendly and non-toxic cleaning chemicals.