New Zero Carbon Office Tower Opens in Vancouver
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The Stack is a 37-storey, 550,000 sq. ft., office tower in downtown Vancouver, the city’s tallest commercial building.
The Stack is the first ever office tower to attain the Canada Green Building Council’s Zero Carbon Building – Design standard certification and the first high-rise commercial tower in North America built to zero carbon standards.
Co-owned by Oxford Properties Group and CPP Investments, The Stack is a 37-storey, AAA-class 550,000 sq. ft. office tower in downtown Vancouver, the city’s tallest commercial building.
The tower’s twisting stacked box design was conceived by Vancouver-based architect James K.M. Cheng.
Its Zero Carbon strategy included developing a tight building envelope using a triple-glazed curtain wall with enhanced air tightness to reduce its energy demand along with its electrified heating/cooling system design using air source heat pumps with heat recovery.
In addition the tower has on-site renewable energy achieved through a rooftop photovoltaic solar panel array that will generate 26,000kWh of energy annually.
The Stack also deploys smart building technology to provide insights on energy management, optimize building performance and enable preventative maintenance.