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VIU Cowichan Campus


Vancouver Island University's Cowichan Campus is a 44,500 sq.ft. LEED Gold Certified facility located in Duncan, BC. The sustainable design by Garyali Architects has created an incredible environment for students and faculty at the University and AME's energy modeling achieved 11 LEED points. An interactive dashboard displays the building's entire energy consumption, allowing occupants and visitors to monitor actual energy use.
AME’s mechanical design consists of radiant floor heating and cooling with a minimum ventilation system served from a geothermal field and supplemental solar energy. AME’s preliminary energy model has a 50% reduction of energy usage based on ASHRAE 90.1 – 1999 standards, providing seven energy credits in the CaGBC LEED NC 1.0 guidelines. Our firm also designed a stormwater irrigation system that decreases water costs for VIU and creates a more environmentally conscious campus.
AME was awarded 1st place - 2012 ASHRAE Regional Technology Award and 2nd place - 2013 ASHRAE Society Level Technology Award (North America).
Architect: Garyali Architect
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