Our mechanical team designs resilient, low-energy systems to provide an interior environment ideal for human health and comfort. This includes heating, cooling, ventilation, humidity control, and plumbing, as well as water reuse and harvesting systems.

Interested in becoming a member of the mechanical team?


  • Designing HVAC and plumbing systems in accordance with BC Building Code, ASHRAE, BC Plumbing Code

    • Performing calculations to size pipes, ducts, and mechanical equipment

    • Assessing and designing systems to meet equipment requirements

    • Laying out pipes, ductwork, and mechanical equipment within the building

  • Drafting schematics and layouts in AutoCAD and Revit

  • Researching and implementing novel mechanical solutions for green buildings

    • Passive heating, cooling, and ventilation

    • Leveraging innovative commercial solutions and equipment

  • Attending weekly team meetings

  • Collaborating with other sub-teams, with an emphasis on integrating mechanical systems with other aspects of the building to fulfill the ‘big picture’

Candidate Requirements:

  • Able to dedicate 5-10 hours a week to the team

  • Self-motivated and able to work with little supervision

  • Willing to learn new things and ask questions

  • Passionate about sustainability

  • Strong communication skills

  • Proficient in Excel

  • Basic understanding of heat transfer and fluid mechanics

Candidate Preferences:

  • Previous experience with HVAC, water systems, or plumbing

  • Previous experience with AutoCAD or Revit