ISSUE 52 - Summer 2016
Canadian Green Building Awards Special Issue

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Benjamin Moore

New Society Publishers

Interface

Thames Valley Brick & Tile

Metl-Span Insulated Metal Panels

Sustainable Forestry Initiative

BC Hydro

Roxul

RJC Engineers

Euroline Windows

Tempeff Ventilation Technologies

Inline Fiberglass

Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute

Forbo


CEU Article

 

Telus Garden, Best Practice for Commercial Building Performance

The TELUS Garden development, located  in the heart of Downtown Vancouver, includes a 93,000m2 22-storey office tower at the corner of West Georgia Street and Seymour Street and a 53-storey residential tower [to be completed in June 2016] at the corner of Robson Street and Richards Street.  Read more ...

 


Rediscover Concrete Supplement: Mitigate and Adapt

 

Building our Commnuities in the Age of
Climate Change

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2016 Canadian Green Building Awards: The winning projects

 

Ontario Regional Winner
and Technical Award Winner

BILL FISCH FOREST STEWARDSHIP AND EDUCATION CENTRE

The first Living Building Challenge contender in Ontario, this benchmark project goes beyond net zero energy by meticulously pursuing a range of familiar conservation strategies including: a high-performance envelope with R-40 walls and R-60 roof; a window-to-wall ratio of less than 30%; and triple-glazed windows oriented for optimal solar orientation.   Read more ...


 

Regional Quebec Winner

GROUPE DYNAMITE ATRIUM 

Injecting life into a dead space between two large floor plate industrial buildings, this project achieves the greatest possible benefit to the company’s employees with the minimum possible intervention.  Read more ...

 

 

National Winner

BUDZEY BUILDING

This public sector project is a model for energy-efficient high-rise residential design. The 30% window-to-wall ratio, the high-performance envelope with thermal breaks, radiant in-slab heating and heat recovery ventilation in each suite are strategies all private sector developers should try to emulate.   Read more ...

 


 

National Winner

JASPER PLACE LIBRARY

The bold sculptural form makes this library an enchanting focal point in an otherwise visually unremarkable suburban community. The transparent facade and overhanging roof are part of a passive design strategy, while at the same time blurring the distinction between the interior and exterior of the building.  Read more ...

 

 

National Winner

OUR HOUSE

A simple, strategic and highly reproducible series of interventions have completely transformed this modest residence into an appealing family home. Working within the constraints of a 450ft2 footprint, this project is notable for its compelling, well-proportioned spaces conjured out of an existing structure that was virtually unliveable.   Read more ...

 

 

National Winner

SKYGARDEN HOUSE

A renovation project that transforms a highly compartmented and energy intensive century old, single-family house into a bright, open and efficient residence. Organized around a central stair that also functions as a light well and ventilation chimney, the house achieves an impressive level of energy performance - close to Passive House standards.

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British Columbia Regional Winner

FORT ST. JOHN PASSIVE HOUSE

A highly commendable effort by a small and remote municipality to create a prototype residential building to the highest energy performance standards.  Read more ...

 

 

Atlantic Regional Winner

DURA HOUSE

An exemplary project that responds to the opportunities of its site, while respecting the rigours of the North Atlantic coastal climate. Read more ...

 

National Winner

GRANGE TRIPLE DOUBLE

A flexible, multi-unit, multi-generational home that provides proof of concept for a new approach to urban intensification.

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