SABMag 46 - Winter 2014-15

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New feature

Our new video case studies concisely present and summarize some of the most sustainable high-performance buildings in Canada, and complement the content found in the print and digital versions of SABMag.

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Flexible House Design

A well constructed home will stand long enough to see many families come and go in its lifetime, and they won’t all have the same needs. When drawing floor plans, flexible design can make future changes easier. By Emmanuel Cosgrove

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How to install cladding so your walls can dry

The walls of your home are an environmental separator. Their job is to keep the inside in and the outside out. Exterior cladding is your first line of defense against weather elements, and its job is to allow the control layers – like your vapour barrier, air barriers and insulation

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Farnham Avenue House

Old ideas and new technologies merge in eco-friendly Toronto infill Farnham Avenue House is a single-family detached residential infill project. Some of the eco-friendly design aspects are time honoured such as, vertical ventilation and natural daylight shafts, dynamic cross ventilation, passive solar shading, and super insulation. Other features have been

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The Elliott Residence

Reno and addition make farmhouse a local destination The Elliott Residence is a retrofit / addition to a 1930 farmhouse near Ottawa. Designed for durability, energy independence and carbon neutrality, it meets R-2000, ENERGY STAR and GreenHouse, is participating in the 1000 Home Challenge and is Certified LEED Gold. Situated

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Global Solutions House

Simple design a model for Aging-in-Place affordability Designed and built as an Aging-in-Place affordable housing model with the possibility for a secondary suite, the Passive E House will serve in part as a demonstration home by having its energy performance monitored over the coming years. BY CODY SMITH

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The Ecohome Demo House

Stage One: Slab-on-grade construction The Ecohome Demonstration House is well underway, the following page chronicles the first stage of constuction, building the slab-on-grade. The house is oriented facing south to maximize passive solar heat gain in winter, but will be shaded in the summer by deciduous trees, wall mounted sun

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Tall Wood

Insights from the FII/BSLC Survey of International Tall Wood Buildings    In the fall of 2013, Forestry Innovation Investment and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council commissioned Perkins+Will to conduct a survey of completed Tall Wood buildings from around the world, and share the lessons learned by others with those contemplating

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CEU Article: Designing buildings for real performance

        Energy modelling must deliver the goods The next great leap in the design of sustainable buildings is measuring and reporting the operational building performance. Traditionally design teams have ensured buildings are built as designed but have had limited involvement in the operation of a building. New

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Telus Spark Science Centre

LEED Gold building educates public about environment and technologies  This new 60,700m² facility houses the Creative Kids Museum, themed pavilions, a touring exhibit gallery, and science visualization and presentation theatres, as well as multiple administrative and support spaces. In addition to its on-site operations, the Centre will connect Alberta communities

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Ritchie Courtyard Residence

From industrial site to residential living, condo uses exterior corridors to save energy  This six-storey, 5,040 m², residential condominium building at 25 Ritchie in Toronto is located on what had been an industrial site for more than 100 years. Consequently, the land required exstensive remediation prior to redevelopment. The adjacent

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