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UBC Evolve

The UBC Evolve in Vancouver BC is a 6-storey, 110-unit wood-frame building targeting Passive House certification. The new student and staff rental housing is currently under construction with a completion date of mid-2022.

Architectural Rendering of UBC Evolve

Designed by ZGF Architecture and built by Peak Construction Group for UBC Properties Trust, the UBC Evolve will be a part of UBC’s Living Laboratory as a research opportunity to help inform UBC’s long-term goals to reduce energy requirements for buildings. Design strategies to significantly reduce the 103, 072 sq. ft. building’s energy consumption include a central HRV system with a VRF coil at the system level providing tempered heating and cooling, exceptional thermal envelope, Innotech PHI-certified fixed and operable (tilt and turn) windows, optimized operable shading and rooftop photovoltaic panels.

Innotech is excited to be part of this landmark project for the City of Vancouver. Innotech manufactured and supplied our Defender 88PH+ Pro windows with an anthracite grey exterior and white interior finish for the project. The Defender 88PH+ Pro fixed and operable (tilt and turn) windows are Passive House International (PHI) certified components for climate zone 3 (cool temperate climate).

The UBC Evolve during construction in June 2021.


Architectural renderings courtesy of ZGF Architects.