Gallery: University of British Columbia’s CIRS Building is a Living Eco...

The Center for Interactive Research on Sustainability at the University of British Columbia opened earlier this month and it's currently working at full steam to advance research on sustainable building design. Built to exceed LEED Platinum and Living Building Challenge standards, CIRS was designed through a collaboration between Perkins+Will and UBC to focus on green building design and operations, environmental policy, and community engagement. The living eco laboratory is more than just net zero, it actually generates extra power for the campus and is powered by solar panels, treats its own wastewater, and features a living green roof as well as a vertical garden.

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