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625 Powell St Foundation - Mechanical, Fire Suppression, Plumbing Design 611-625-647 Powell St.

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Client: 625 Powell St Foundation
Venue: Vancouver DTES
Year: 2015-2017
Type: Health Care, Commercial/Industrial

This design/build project involves the complete fit-up of two facilities in Vancouver, BC.  The buildings, located at 611, 625, and 647 Powell Street, are joint operated by the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDs and Vancouver Coastal Health and include an addiction treatment centre, eye clinic, offices, and a laboratory in the Downtown East Side community.  E-Factor completed the HVAC, Plumbing and Fire Protection design for both sites with a combined total of 35,000 sq ft.   The buildings were converted from commercial  and warehouse space. 

The HVAC designs comply with ANSI/AIHA Z9.5, CSA Z317.2 10, ASHRAE 90.1 2010 and uses high-efficiency variable speed Roof Top Units (RTUs) and heat-wheel energy recovery for the 100% outdoor-air laboratory systems.   The Fire Protection systems comply with NFPA 13 - 2013 and VBBL 2014.

The main facilities are complete and occupied and the laboratory will be occupied in Winter 2017/2018.