Project completed:

2023 - Ongoing


Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Centre (SLCC) commissioned Coast Construction as Construction Manager to assemble and steer consultant team and perform energy study of 29,000 sq.ft. facility along with full audit of building systems including, mechanical, Lighting & AV, surveillance, and access control. The design philosophy adopted was to incorporate passive cooling strategies and LEED energy efficiency measures to optimize building performance while simplifying building management systems with state-of-the-art technology. Coast introduced new cloud based Metasys building management system that integrated Mechanical, Passive Ventilation, Lighting AV, Surveillance and Access Control under one dashboard.

Energy conservation measures were prioritised based on federal funding and long-term payback. It was important that the Coast work plan be sensitive to daily operations of the building. Heavy mechanical work on heating, cooling and ventilation equipment was installed with no interruption to operations of the SLCC and museum. Mechanical work was complex and required strong planning due to limited space. Lighting, AV systems & fixtures were updated to high efficiency alternatives. New fixtures now animate the facility under one control system which reduces annual operating costs, while incorporating interactive displays. An advanced passive ventilation solution was incorporated using automated window actuators to create “stack effect” that mimics ventilation in traditional Lil'wat and Squamish Nations' building design.