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SABMag 47 - Spring 2015


Interview with: Ron Schwenger

Principal of Architek [ ] in Vancouver, Ron Schwenger has a living architecture technologies company, and sage advice on vegetated roofs, living walls, living facades, rainwater harvesting, storm water mitigation.

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Eastgate Offices for Environment Canada

Energy-intensive building conserves through heat recovery, PV generation, and tight envelope This project, known simply as ‘Eastgate’, is a double agent. Although it functions as a healthy, sustainable office space for its occupants in Edmonton, the building is also a 24/7, mission-critical facility designed to ensure that Environment Canada’s important

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CEU: Thermally efficient building envelopes

Visualizing the pathway to low energy buildings Thermally efficient building envelopes have long been recognized as a necessity for low energy buildings in heating dominated climates. Low energy buildings are not only a goal for buildings built to green rating systems, but are also a stated long-term developmental objective of

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The Ultimate Test for Design

Does it Cause Health? What if our health became the basis for judging every building and every public space? What if every person, everywhere always asked, “Does this place cause health? How does it make me feel?” By Tye S. Farrow and Sharon Vanderkaay

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The 2014 LEED Buildings-In-Review

Our annual supplement of LEED-certified buildings Welcome to the sixth edition of the LEED® Canada Buildings in Review supplement, produced in partnership with SABMag. In this supplement, you will see some of the most innovative and well-designed LEED certified buildings in Canada. LEED certification provides a seal of approval in

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