FortisBC Operations Centre

Leading by example, this major energy company chose to project their corporate image with an energy efficient and sustainable development. The result of which produced AAA office spaces and achieved LEED Certification for Sustainable Building, providing a superior work environment for technical and office employees of BC’s foremost provider of natural gas.  
The Operations Centre is comprised of three buildings on a 7.2-acre site in Surrey. The buildings are organized to form a campus-like setting and are well positioned to take full advantage of the surrounding green space. The campus incorporates a post-disaster operations centre of 170,000 sf and a 30,000 sf training centre with parking for 600 cars in a green campus setting. FortisBC sought to achieve a number of green building objectives, including significant reduction in energy use through innovative mechanical and electrical systems, significant use of recycled and safe materials, retention, sun shading techniques to reduce solar heat gain while increasing ambient light re-use of water collected on site; superior indoor air quality by using operable windows to increase natural ventilation; higher standard for light quality.

Location: Surrey
Size: 200,000 sf