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Posted on June 11, 2024

Ƶfeatured in prestigious Innovation Magazine

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Ƶ (VCC) is pleased to be featured in 's Summer 2024 edition, highlighting the new Centre for Clean Energy and Automotive Innovation as one of thirty-five 2023-24 projects that exemplify environmental stewardship and collaboration with Indigenous communities in B.C. The prestigious magazine is issued by Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (EGBC).

Exemplifying equity-oriented, low-carbon design, the Ƶ – Centre for Clean Energy and Automotive Innovation (VCC-CCEAI) will be a new building for training and experiential learning in electric/hybrid vehicles and clean energy. The design team, with Stantec and RJC playing pivotal roles, worked closely with Two Row Architect (Indigenous design collaborator) and the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations to integrate an aspirational theme of canoes on water: “let us paddle together.”

It will stand as an 8-storey, 32,000-m2 building encased in a high-performance enclosure. More than a building, VCC-CCEAI will embody a spirit of progress. It will reduce carbon emissions thanks to innovative, electric HVAC systems (air-source-heat-pumps, dedicated outdoor-air-systems, and heat recovery) and it features mass timber in the atrium and Indigenous spaces. The project is targeting LEED-Gold and Rick Hansen Foundation Gold certifications.


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