Conference Centre

Conference Centre

Building FunctionConference, Film, and Lecture Centre  
Gross Floor Area28,350 square meters (305,046 square feet) 
LocationRiyadh, Saudi Arabia  
Scope– LEED Executive 
– LEED Energy Modelling  
– Commissioning Authority 
Project DescriptionThe King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) Conference Center was designed as an extension of the angular desert landscape, and its organic profile is meant to mirror the adjacent terrain. The building set out to create a new standard for flexible conferencing, providing a multipurpose event hall with operable walls, a 600-seat auditorium with full lecture and cinema support, and a “digital forum” approach that allows all venues to be internally and externally networked. 
Value Added– LEED New Construction v3 Gold certification achieved for the Project 
– Commissioning process managed to ensure building systems performed as designed. 

Grand Mosque

Grand Mosque KAFD

Grand Mosque

Building FunctionMosque (Religious Centre)  
Gross Floor Area6,100 square meters (65,668 square feet)  
LocationRiyadh, Saudi Arabia 
Scope– LEED Executive  
– LEED Energy Modelling  
– Commissioning Authority     
Project DescriptionThe KAFD Grand Mosque is the Juma’ah (Friday) mosque and an architectural centerpiece of the King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Situated on an urban plaza, this structure is used for public space which doubles as an area for outdoor prayers. Inside, the open floor plan can accommodate 1,500 prayer spaces over two levels. The mosque is inspired by the form of the desert rose and has been nominated for a variety of design awards. 
Value Added– LEED New Construction v3 Silver certification achieved for the Project   
– In addition to energy savings and other credits, 78% outdoor water reduction achieved with native plant selection 
– Commissioning process managed to ensure building systems performed as designed. 

Hawaii Tokai University

Hawaii Tokai University

Building FunctionInternational School   
Gross Floor Area6,100 square meters (45,000 square feet) 
LocationHonolulu, Hawaii
Scope LEED Energy modelling 
Project DescriptionThe school is in the city of Kapolei and its facilities are known as the Tokai University Pacific Center. There are classrooms, a learning center, research labs. The Tokai University Pacific Center is located adjacent to the University of Hawaii – West Oahu campus and HTIC students may use UH West Oahu’s cafeteria and library. 
Value AddedEfficient solar panel system designed with Kyocera solar modules and SMA Tripower inverters, transforming the sun’s energy into 400 megawatt hours (MWh) of clean energy per year. The resultant annul carbon offset is 304 tons of carbon dioxide emissions (equivalent to usage of 31,000 gallons gasoline). 

Vandusen Botanical Visitor Centre

Vandusen Botanical Visitor Centre

Building FunctionVisitor center  
Gross Floor Area1,765 square meters (19,000 square feet) 
LocationVancouver, British Columbia  
Scope– LEED Executive 
– LEED Energy Modelling    
Project DescriptionThe dynamic single-story structure includes an innovative prefabricated roof form that appears to float above the building’s curved rammed earth and concrete walls.   
The Visitor Centre is the first building in Canada to apply for the Living Building Challenge. The building uses on-site, renewable sources to achieve net-zero energy on an annual basis. Wood is the primary building material, storing carbon dioxide for the life of the building.   
Value Added– LEED New Construction v3 Platinum certification achieved for the Project 
– Outdoor water reduction is achieved with rainwater reuse  
– On-site bioreactor for blackwater treatment  

Mount Pleasant Community Centre

Mount Pleasant Community Centre

Building FunctionCommunity Center and Residential Tower 
Gross Floor Area12,591 square meters (136,000 square feet)
LocationVancouver, British Columbia  
ScopeLEED Executive  
Project DescriptionThis facility houses a community center, library, childcare center, retail and parking in addition to 98 residential units. situated among a hub of public transportation, Mount Pleasant Centre speaks to sustainability through the building form and function linked closely to the community. The building uses solar shading and daylight controls to reduce solar heat gain while maximizing natural daylighting. 
Value Added– LEED New Construction v3 Gold certification achieved for the Project 
– Awarded the 2012 BC Engineer Award 
– Green roof design to reduce rainwater runoff 
– Lifecycle Assessment conducted to design building materials 

Samuel Brighouse School

Samuel Brighouse School

Building FunctionElementary School (Education)  
Gross Floor Area4,699 square meters (50,590 square feet)  
LocationRichmond, British Columbia
Scope– LEED Executive 
– LEED Energy Modelling 
Project Description The two-story school includes classrooms, offices, a prekindergarten, special education classrooms, a computer lab, a library, a gymnasium with a stage, and an adult literacy center. 
Value Added– LEED New Construction v3 Gold certification achieved for the Project 
– Achieved status as one of the most energy efficient schools in Canada