SD 63 – Children’s Development Centre – Project Complete!

We all know our kids need a strong start in life. The team at SMcN are deeply committed to designing every mechanical system to play a key role in providing a comfortable, safe, relaxing and most importantly – healthy environment.

These SMcN commitments were front and center when putting together the Children’s Development Center in conjunction with the Owner (SD 63), Architect (BSA) and other disciplines noted below. 

The current need for more robust ventilation options and strategies to help reduce aerosol viral loads within the conditioned space of educational facilities drove us to provide a safer environment. Minimum outdoor air ventilation systems comply with code requirements but do not provide opportunities for increased ventilation rates or free cooling with outdoor air.

SMcN design strategy has always been to provide enhanced ventilation levels, which with the current pandemic situation, have allowed higher rates of ventilation to be provided. The CDC building was no exception. The energy impact of increased ventilation is mitigated by controls variable speed motors and controls strategies to minimize energy usage and carbon footprint.

Equipment used for this new build consisted of Daiken Rebel rooftop units, Apollo Sheet Metal unit ventilators, Viessman boilers & Navien water heaters. 

The Children’s Development Center opened its doors to welcome students for the 2021/2022 school year. Congratulations to all involved!

Team Shoutout:

Owner: School District 63 (Saanich)
Architect: Bradley Shuya Architect Inc.
Mechanical Consultant: SMcN Consulting Inc.
Structural Consultant: Herold Engineering Ltd.
Electrical Consultant: AES Engineering
Civil Consultant: Herold Engineering Ltd.

Construction Manager: HeatherBrae Builders
Mechanical Contractor: Erb Technical Contracting Ltd
Control Contractor: Island Temperature Controls