Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS)

The Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) is the the first facility of its kind in North America, allowing UBC to take a leadership role in the development and deployment of integrated sustainable building technologies and practices. CIRS is a unique global research facility aimed at narrowing the “performance gap” between meeting the goals of environmental, social and economic sustainability and what is currently practiced. It is a state-of-the-art “living laboratory” in which researchers and building industry partners can perform research on, and assessment of, current and future sustainable building systems and technologies.

  • Address: 2260 West Mall
  • User: CFIS
  • Project Manager: Craig Knight
  • Architect: Busby, Perkins & Will
  • Construction: Heatherbrae
  • Project Size: 41,517
  • Budget: 37,885,000
  • Construction Status: Complete
  • Completion: May 2011
  • Occupancy: May 2011
  • Sustainability Rating: Living Building & LEED Platnium