Burnaby Mountain Secondary School
A public school funded in part by private partners offers unprecedented opportunities for teaching and learning about energy consumption.
- Gold stars
Mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems consume less than 75% of a similarly sized school. Water consumption and CO2 emissions also low.
- Field of green
Geothermal system exchanges heat from the ground through 20 km of pipe buried in the playing field.
Features an extensive on-site stormwater filtration system, with biofiltration swales, stormwater retention ponds and constructed wetlands.
- Project facts
Cost: $14 Million with a construction budget of $954 per square metre
Size : 15,000 sq. m./ 161,500 sq. ft. on three storeys
Collaborators : VanCity Enterprises Ltd., Cornerstone Architecture and Planning, Franklin Hill & Associates, IBM Canada Ltd. and BC Tel Discovery Learning
Achievements & Awards
Environmental Award, City of Burnaby
Award of Building Engineering Excellence, Consulting Engineers of British Columbia
Award of Merit, Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards