SABMag 58 - Winter 2017



Inline Fiberglass

Cascadia Windows


Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute


Forbo Flooring




Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence

Creative facade wraps high-performance envelope

Located on a campus of 104 buildings and 10 million square feet, the Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence has recently become York University’s first LEED Gold certified building. The facility provides a holistic platform to educate the next generation of ‘Renaissance Engineers’, creative problem solvers and entrepreneurial leaders with a social conscience.  Read more ...

Bois Ellen Housing Co-op

Construction detailing and energy efficiency on a budget

The recently completed Bois Ellen Co-op is located in the City of Laval near the Place de la Concorde train and metro station, a neighbourhood that is in transition toward multi-residential housing. Contrary to current trends that rely heavily on active renewable technologies, the design that emerged from the Integrated Design Process [IDP] focuses on passive design measures to ensure that ongoing maintenance is easily manageable for the Co-op and its residents.   Read more ...

First Net-Zero labelled Home in Canada

Saanich house meets Net Zero Home Labelling Program

In May of 2017, the Canadian Home Builders Association [CHBA] officially launched its Net Zero Home Labelling Program, following the successful completion of a 15-month pilot to validate technical and administrative procedures.  Read more ...


Next generation sustainability

For the sixth consecutive year, a graduate from the British Columbia Institute of Technology’s Architectural Science program has won the national CaGBC Student Project Award.  Read more ...

Digging Deep

Unearthing the Truth About Green Roof Growing Media

The Green Roof Innovation Testing Laboratory [GRIT Lab] at the University of Toronto, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, is focused on investigating the environmental performance associated with ‘green’ and ‘clean’ technologies such as green roofs, green walls, and green roof integrated photovoltaic arrays. Read more ...

Case study

UBC’s Brock Commons:student residence

The University of British Columbia consistently showcases its interest in building innovation. UBC’s enrollment growth meant that new student housing was needed. Additional housing for over 400 students called for a quick, sustainable and cost effective building solution. Read more ...

Mainstreaming Mass Wood Construction

Lessons from Brock Commons

At 18 storeys and 53 metres in height, Brock Commons Tallwood House is a 404-bed student residence building located on The University of British Columbia Point Grey campus in Vancouver,  that officially opened for students in July of 2017.

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With Brian Eberle

Brian Eberle, Director of Marketing & Sales at EUROSHIELD® Roofing Products  [htttp://] in Calgary loves old tires since they are the main ingredient in a line of slate and shake roofing styles that can out-perform the real thing.  Read more ...


LEED categories noted for the products listed in the following pages are intended to show
how these products can potentially help a project earn LEED v4 points.

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