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SABMag 53 - Fall 2016




Owens Corning


Legalett Inc.




Inline Fiberglass

TempeFF Ventilation Technologies


Cascadia Windows and Doors

Britco LP


IIDEX Canada

Euroline Windows Inc.

Canadian Green Building Awards

Zehnder America 

Canadian Precast Prestressed Concrete Institute


Continuing Education: Vapour DIffusion and Condensation Control

  VAPOUR DIFFUSION AND CONDENSATION CONTROL IN HIGH-PERFORMANCE BUILDINGS Overview More stringent energy codes demand higher levels of insulation for external walls, and in many cases this means using exterior insulation, either as a substitute for traditional cavity insulation, or to supplement it. Additional insulation thickness and changes to the

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60 Atlantic Avenue

New life for an industrial building The renovation of 60 Atlantic Avenue in Toronto’s Liberty Village is part of the ongoing transformation of this historic industrial zone in Toronto’s west end into a mixed-use neighbourhood. By Quadrangle

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The Mosaic Centre

Edmonton office goes for triple play of net zero, LEED Platinum and Living Building Challenge The Mosaic ‘Family’ comprises several employee-owned companies whose stated purpose is to create role model organizations that effect positive social change through business. In keeping with their philosophy, this 2,812m2 building provides the Mosaic Family

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Advanced Research Complex

Sleek lab and office meets exacting performance needs The new Advanced Research Complex [ARC] at the University of Ottawa is the hub of cutting-edge Photonics and Geo-Sciences Research in Canada. Located on a tight urban site, the building houses two separate research programs – the University of Ottawa’s Centre for

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Bella Bella multi-unit

Modular Passive House construction a pioneering effort Bella Bella is a small community located on Campbell Island between the northern tip of Vancouver Island and Haida Gwaii. Approximately 90% of its 1,500 residents belong to the Heiltsuk First Nation. By Peter Treuheit

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Living Roofs: The secrets to success

The Helen Schuler Nature Centre Nestled in the Oldman River valley in Lethbridge, the Helen Schuler Nature Centre [HSNC] has been attracting local and international attention from visitors and living roof enthusiasts since its completion in 2013. On the roof of the building, a 200m2 green roof serves as an

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Viewpoint: What Makes a Home Livable to You?

The way we live is changing. As both an architect and a resident of Vancouver, I am regularly confronted with how our cities are changing through urban densification and shifting demographics, to accessibility and affordable housing. I think about the smaller units we are building as a response to this

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Interview with Greg Clarahan

Greg Clarahan, President and CEO of LiteZone Glass Inc. in Nisku, Alberta [] has come up with what may be the world’s best-performing insulating glass, an achievement recognized by the Canada Green Building Council which recently awarded the company its 2016 Green Building Product of the Year Award.

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