Quick-read Case Studies
One-page case studies on how products were selected and used in building projects published in SABMag or in CaGBC Chapter FOCUS publications, and what they contributed.
Redefining Calgary’s Newest Social Destination
Reinventing an 80-acre open-air mall in a Calgary winter is no small undertaking. But that’s exactly what Thermo Design Insulation was tasked with when transforming Deerfoot City Mall into a dynamic social hub that would alter the area’s retail landscape.
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Schluter’s floor warming system provides sound control and thermal break
DITRA-HEAT-DUO by Schluter reduces sound transmission in addition to warming the floor and fullyl supporting the covering to ensure a lasting installation. Designed mainly for the concrete construction of condos, the first electric floor warming system with an integrated thermal break and sound control. READ THE CASE STUDY
Legalett contributes to the performance of the Passive House Salus Clementine Building
Salus Clementine, a four-storey, 42-unit affordable housing project in Ottawa for men and women living with severe mental illness, is one of the few Passive House – certified projects in Canada. This means that it’s “ultra” energy efficient, reducing energy consumption by nearly 70%, and this starts right at the base using the GEO-Passive slab by Legalett.
New Humber River Hospital Showcases Sustainability, Incorporates a vegetated Roof
The new Humber River Hospital, North America's first fully digital hospital, is a green and digital showcase facility with some of the latest medical technology available today integrated throughout to support excellence in care. For example, three-quarters of in-hospital deliveries are automated and the building features 100% fresh air.
Metl-Span® Insulated Metal Panels Provide Insulation and Aesthetic Advantages
Dual-Purpose Paneling Redefines the Building Envelope for Transportation Solutions Leader
Innovations in Transportation Inc. (INIT) was faced with a pair of challenges when constructing its Chesapeake, Va., headquarters. The world leader in developing and supplying integrated ITS (intelligent transportation systems) and ticketing systems for public transportation not only sought metal panels that would support both a dual office and warehouse manufacturing environment, but also paneling that would emulate the modern look and feel of the company’s world headquarters in Karlsruhe, Germany.
Archetype House: Uponor in-floor radiant heating meets needs for sustainable technology
Located at the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority’s [TRCA] Living City Campus at Kortright, the Archetype Sustainable House was designed to demonstrate the best in environmentally-sustainable Wdesign and which would be a model for housing development in the GTA and beyond.
Lochinvar, LLC CREST® condensing boilers help campus meet some of the lowest energy targets for post-secondary schools
Lochinvar® innovative high-effciency water heating products are represented in Canada [except Quebec] by the professionals at Aqua-Tech Sales and Marketing Inc. Working with the Toronto-based contractor, and engineering consultants, the ‘team’ worked to advance the most efficient and effective hot water solution to meet the needs of the Expansion of Sheridan’s Hazel McCallion Campus [HMC].
Mosaic Centre achieves net zero in Edmonton’s severe climate
Cascadia’s fibreglass curtainwall Vent Adapter improves envelope performance: Located at the edge of a commercial strip of a rapidly urbanizing area on the outskirts of Edmonton, the Mosaic Centre office building is pursuing both LEED Platinum and Living Building Challenge certification. The net zero energy requirement of the Living Building Challenge is a particularly ambitious target given Edmonton’s severe climate. READ THE CASE STUDY.
Edmonton's Mosaic Centre a top performer
Tempeff ERVs help achieve net-zero performance: Located in a rapidly urbanizing area on the outskirts of Edmonton, the Mosaic Centre office building is pursuing both LEED Platinum and Living Building certification. The net zero energy requirement of the Living Building Challenge is a particularly ambitious target given Edmonton’s severe climate. READ THE CASE STUDY.