Skeena Residence

CleanBC NZER Challenge Workshops Series
February 11, 2021

When the University of British Columbia decided to add another student residence to their Okanagan campus in 2017, the UBC Board of Governors (with input from UBC Properties Trust) decided to pursue Passive House certification for the project to affirm UBC’s reputation as a leader in sustainability. This was an ambitious goal. Not only was this going to be UBC’s first Passive House project, but no other educational institution in Canada had yet attempted Passive House certification for a student residence. To tackle the challenges that come with this goal, the development, design and construction team had to unite early in the design stage to ensure that the goals of the project were met.