Cottonwood Lodge is a 24-bed residential care facility developed as a prototype for the Fraser Health Authority. As a long-term solution for mental health patients, it will enable residents to live more independently. Project goals specified the design of a sustainable facility that would interact with nature and offer improvedĀ end-user comfort.

Energy savings were realized through the use of concrete mass and embedding a radiant heating and cooling systems in the concrete slab. A displacement air ventilation system combined with ultra efficient lighting and motion sensors further enhanced energy savings. Together, energy efficient strategies resulted in an improvement in energy performance of 40%.

Water conservation was achieved through a variety of strategies. Water efficient plumbing fixtures resulted in a reduction in potable water consumption by 42%. Landscape design specified native plantings, which require little or no potable water for irrigation.

Cottonwood Lodge

  • Location:
    Coquitlam, BC
  • Size:
    16,500 SF
  • Budget:
    $5.5 M
  • Completion:
    2006
  • Developer / Client:
    Fraser Health Authority
  • Architect(s):
    CJP Architects
  • Our Role(s):
    Sustainability Consultant
  • Green Building Certification Status:
    LEED-NC Gold Certified
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