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SABMag 52- Summer 2016


2016 – Ontario Regional Winner and Technical Award Winner: BILL FISCH FOREST STEWARDSHIP AND EDUCATION CENTRE – Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON

JURY COMMENTS: 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

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2016 – National Winner: BUDZEY BUILDING – Vancouver, BC

JURY COMMENTS: 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. This project is characterized by a

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2016 – National Winner: JASPER PLACE LIBRARY – Edmonton, AB

JURY COMMENTS: 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. The

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2016 – National Winner – OUR HOUSE – Toronto, ON

JURY COMMENTS: 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. With

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2016 – National Winner – GRANGE TRIPLE DOUBLE – Toronto, ON

JURY COMMENTS: A flexible, multi-unit, multi-generational home that provides proof of concept for a new approach to urban intensification. The strategic approach to site planning, building massing, and programmatic flexibility simultaneously addresses the quantitative requirement for increased density, and the qualitative requirement to maintain the physical, social and cultural continuity

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2016 – National Winner – SKYGARDEN HOUSE – Toronto, On

JURY COMMENTS: 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

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Continuing Education: 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

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