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Case Study: Vancouver Aquarium, Aquaquest: Marilyn Blusson Centre

Case Study: Vancouver Aquarium, Aquaquest: Marilyn Blusson Centre

Project Team
Architect: Stantec Architecture
LA: Sharp & Diamond
Mechanical Engineer: Cobalt Engineering
Structural Engineer: Equilibrium Consultants
Geotechnical Design: Geopacific Consultants Ltd
Contractor: Stuart Olsen Construction, Tiger Purification
LEED: Gold

BARR Product
10,000 Gal FRP Rain Water Harvesting tank integrated with green wall irrigation and toilet flushing

The Project
This $22M project adds 4,050 sq. m. of office spaces, gallery and exhibit spaces, classrooms and ancillary spaces to the Vancouver Aquarium. The elimination of traditional mechanical refrigeration equipment lowered energy costs by 38% compared to the Model National Energy Code for Buildings. The innovative rainwater harvesting system directs roof drains to a stormwater storage system that supplies water for irrigation and toilet flushing, combined with low-flow plumbing fixtures. This significantly reduced potable water consumption of the building as a whole.

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