The Wesbrook at UBC
Luxury and sustainability do not always go together in people’s minds, but at The Wesbrook at UBC, Aspac had found a way to combine an ultra-luxury lifestyle with sustainable practices.
Located on the edge of 700 hectares of unspoiled rainforest in a new, sustainable community at the University of British Columbia (UBC), the 17-storey high-rise was completed in 2010, using “green” construction practices and infrastructure. The building is the first of its kind in the community, combining Aspac’s trademark modernism and trendsetting style with high quality, sustainable systems and finishes.
The Wesbrook’s location is also key to its sustainability. Although it is spectacularly located on the edge of Pacific Spirit Regional Park, The Wesbrook is just minutes from all the urban pleasures of Vancouver, and within walking distance of the village centre, recreational facilities, a golf course and cultural venues. It is all part of Aspac’s commitment to creating upscale communities that are known as much for their livability as their beauty.
The Green Commitment
The Wesbrook was built under the guidelines of the Silver level of UBC’s Residential Environmental Assessment Program (REAP) – a green building strategy modeled after the international LEED standard, but specifically suited to residential construction in a west coast environment.
In doing so, we have found that quality and sustainability go hand-in-hand, with features such as high-performance heating and cooling systems, Low E-coated glass windows, and large wraparound balconies that shade the residences from direct sunlight in summer.