Clayton Heights Community Centre

Clayton Heights Community Centre

Surrey, British Columbia

Introba provided mechanical engineering and passive house design services for the Clayton Heights Community Centre in Surrey, BC, Canada.

Clayton Community Centre is North America’s first Passive House community center and Canada’s largest Passive House facility. The City of Surrey proposed a new center in 2014 in response to the population and development growth in the Clayton Heights neighborhood. The new 76,000 ft² community hub integrates visual and performing arts, a 13,000 ft² neighborhood library, indoor basketball, volleyball, and badminton courts, a full gymnasium, a fitness center, and outdoor recreation spaces. 

The two-story center is an eco-friendly facility that offers programs for all ages, all cultures, and all fitness levels. This facility also includes daycare and multipurpose rooms. Working with Turnbull Construction and HCMA Architecture + Design, Introba (formerly Integral Group) provided mechanical services for this Passive House recreation facility project. 

Key features include passive house design, natural ventilation, radiant panels, air source heat pumps, high-efficient heat recovery ventilation, and innovative glulam beams (Glued Laminated Timber).


  • Passive House Certified  

Project Highlights

  • Passive House certification target 

  • Utilizes natural ventilation, radiant panels, and air source heat pumps 

  • High-efficient heat recovery ventilation 

  • Innovative glulam structure (glued-laminated timber)  


Clayton Heights Community Centre

Clayton Heights Community Centre Walk-Thru Tour

Wood Design & Building Award, 2022
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