ISSUE 44- Summer 2014

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Ledcor Renew

 

Inline Fiberglass Ltd.

Uponor

GE Lighting

Grey to Green Conference

Zinco

Dryvit

Cascadia Windows and Doors

GreenScreen

Sherwin-Williams/General Paint

Interface


Eco Insulating Glass Inc.

Tempeff

Morrison Hershfield

Taproot Distribution/Plyboo

Taco

Columbia Glazing Systems Inc.
GSP Group
Ventana Construction Kerr Wood Leidal Associates Ltd.
Sustainable Forestry Initiative Lunchbox Consulting Inc.
Canadian Precast Prestressed Concrete Institute Forbo Flooring Systems

VIEWPOINT: LEED v4 in Canada

What’s Coming and What it Means to You

The Canadian green building market has evolved rapidly over the last 10 years. There are now over 4500 LEED projects registered in Canada, of which over 1500 are certified.

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SPONSORED SUPPLEMENT: Rediscover Concrete

Essential solutions for sustainable building and infrastructure

Many in our industry think of concrete as the unsung
hero of the shift to a more sustainable built environment. From climate resilient critical infrastructure to some of the highest performing buildings in the world, concrete provides solutions to a host of pressing sustainability challenges − and continues to push the boundaries of performance.

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INTERVIEW WITH: Renee Gratton

Founder and president of the Construction Resource Initiatives Council [CRIC], Renee Gratton wants to stamp out waste from building construction. So she set herself a mission.

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2014 Canadian Green Building Awards-Winning Projects

MOUNTAIN EQUIPMENT CO-OP STORE, NORTH VANCOUVER

Welcome to the LEED® Canada Buildings-in-Review Supplement, the fifth in an annual series produced with SABMag. We work with SABMag on this publication each year because it is a great way of recognizing green building innovation through the lens of LEED certified buildings in Canada.

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VANDUSEN BOTANICAL GARDEN VISITOR CENTRE, VANCOUVER

Located in Toronto’s Beaches neighbourhood, the Hubbard Park Apartments enjoys
one of the most sought after views of Lake Ontario in the city. Toronto Community Housing, the largest social housing provider in Canada, has owned the building for more than 30 years.

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GOLDCORP MINING INNOVATION SUITE, LASSONDE MINING BUILDING, TORONTO

The future of city building will require a great
deal of attention to be paid to adaptive reuse.
This project, which combines a strong sustainable agenda with a beautiful architectural narrative, sets an important precedent.

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CENTRE FOR INTERACTIVE RESEARCH ON SUSTAINABILITY

A benchmark project with respect to the implementation of green building strategies
in Canada. Given its scale, the risks taken
by the client and design team in the name
of research are huge. Spaces are warm,
interesting and well lit, and the metrics are beginning to confirm that this is a very high-performance building.

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ONE PLANET RENO, OTTAWA

The story behind this project is as compelling as the building itself. The design team looked at almost every green building metric and made an earnest attempt to incorporate the best of each in a truly holistic approach to
sustainable design. The result takes a standard Ontario residential prototype and updates it in an engaging and sometimes quirky way. The energy performance in particular is exemplary.

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CANMET MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY LABORATORY

An exceptional project that combines high
performance and rigorous planning with interesting, well lit and beautifully detailed interior spaces. These types of buildings generally have high energy intensity, which makes the achievements of this project even harder to ignore.

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BIBLIOTHEQUE DU BOISE

The crafting of this project was compelling - from the site planning, through the programming, right down to the execution of the details. The building has a variety of beautifully lit and welcoming spaces, in keeping with the new role that libraries play as community living rooms. This is also a very high-performance building - an impressive achievement altogether.

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UNBC BIO-ENERGY PLANT

This project is exemplary for bringing local energy production into view and so elevating public consciousness around ownership and responsibility. An elegant building whose expression is rooted in ’place’; a fabulous example of what more communities in Canada should be doing.

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