CIRS Building Research

CIRS serves a dual research purpose as an interdisciplinary research facility as well as a sustainable building research subject.

Designed on the principles of regenerative sustainability as outlined by Dr. John Robinson­the active restoration and regeneration of the environment; and the active pursuit of improvements in the well-being of the community–the CIRS project is an opportunity to better understand the practical applicability of these principles and the implications for long-term performance and use of the building. Recognizing that the project is a work in progress, UBC endeavors to share information from its research and operations so that others can learn from the successes and challenges.

As the flagship demonstration project of UBC’s Campus as a Living Laboratory Initiative, CIRS was the first UBC project to comprehensively document the design and construction process, as well as collect data on the performance of the building and engage building inhabitants in research. Project information is made available to researchers working to create more sustainable buildings and urban developments.

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