Sterling, Cooper & Associates sought the expertise of IES Consulting to perform a LEED energy model on the One Burrard Place project. IES modelled using the ASHRAE 90.1-2007 PRM energy route which involved creating the highly detailed proposed and baseline building models.
The development consisted of a number of blocks:
The project was committed to the City of Vancouver LEED Gold equivalency under CaGBC’s LEED 2009 New Construction Program. Under the City of Vancouver’s “General Policy for Higher Buildings” in 2011, the buildings “must significantly demonstrate and advance the city’s objective for carbon neutrality for new buildings with a stated objective to achieve a 40-50% reduction in energy consumption from 2010 levels”.