The Rise

The Rise offers a unique living experience for those who seek a range of amenities literally below their doorstep. Located in the heart of Vancouver’s uptown Fairview community, the Rise is a 605,000 ft²  sustainable mixed use retail/residential development sitting on an entire city block. The development consists of three levels of retail space leased to major national retailers: Save-On-Foods, Winners /HomeSense and The Home Depot. Above the retailers sit 92 live-work rental lofts surrounding a 20,000 ft²  green roof and a community garden.
Integral Group provided mechanical services for this mid-rise building. Key innovative mechanical features include a water source heat pump system with closed circuit coolers and condensing boilers located in the retail component of the building. This system allows the use of water as the heat-transfer medium in heating and cooling systems. As a result the building uses 31% less energy than the Model National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings (MNECB).


  • Water source heat pump system
  • Low-flow water fixtures
  • 31% less energy
  • 67% less potable water
  • 52% lower greenhouse gas emissions
  • Green roof
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