Oakridge Centre Redevelopment
Introba provided master planning, mechanical, fire protection, energy modeling, and sustainability consulting services for the Oakridge Centre Redevelopment in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Introba (formerly Integral Group) provided sustainable master planning services to redevelop the existing 1.1-million ft² inner-city shopping mall. This 4.7-million ft² development will comprise of 1.2-million ft² mall and commercial retail, 430,000-ft² office, thirteen residential buildings ranging from eight to forty-four stories with a total of 2.9-million ft², and a civic center, all built over three levels of underground parking. Introba’s scope of work included optimization of passive design elements of proposed new developments and identifying synergies between the variety of building typologies to recapture and reuse energy and resource flow among them while reducing operational and embodied carbon associated with the entire site.
In addition to identifying energy-sharing and saving strategies, Introba also conducted a low-carbon energy supply feasibility study, developing four options for energy system configurations. Each option was evaluated in the broader context of the District Energy System (DES) feasibility analysis along the surrounding redevelopment area (Cambie Street corridor). With the initial screening study now completed, Introba is currently developing the Oakridge development-scale system to be fully compatible with the future DES.
Introba is also providing full mechanical, fire protection engineering design, energy modeling, and sustainability services for this world-class community-building project. We have coordinated with a broader consultant team to develop a comprehensive approach for a wide variety of sustainability outcomes, including energy, water, solid waste, carbon, embodied carbon, envelope performance, rainwater management, local food, low-carbon transportation, and affordable housing.
City of Vancouver Low Emission Green Building Policy Target
LEED Gold Civic Centre
Low Carbon Energy System Target
Step Code 3 Target
4.7-million ft² development comprised of 1.2-million ft² mall and commercial retail, 430,000-ft² office, thirteen residential buildings totaling 2.9-million ft², a civic center, and three levels of underground parking
Identifying synergies between building typologies to recapture and reuse energy and resources to reduce operational and embodied carbon
Conducted low-carbon energy supply feasibility study, developing four energy system options in the context of a District Energy System (DES) feasibility analysis
Comprehensive sustainability outcomes, including energy, water, solid waste, carbon, embodied carbon, envelope performance, rainwater management, local food, low-carbon transportation, and affordable housing
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